Last Updated on 20th January 2022 by Pauline
Bacon is a versatile food that you can wrap around other fruit, chop up into tiny bits and use as a garnish, and even take the fat from to flavor food. Bacon can be fried up, grilled, and cooked a variety of ways, but can you bake bacon?
Bacon typically comes in thin strips that don’t take very long to cook, so that makes it easy to prepare no matter what kind of method you want to use. Some people even microwave their bacon on a plate using a paper towel wrapping method that’s really simple and makes for fewer dishes to clean up.
Because bacon is so thin, it’s ideal for baking in the
I’m going to show you a method for how to bake bacon in the
Enjoy how crispy it comes out and how easy it is to clean up everything afterwards. One of the big advantages to making bacon in the
Another plus to baking this meat is that you can cook a lot of it at once on a big baking sheet. You won’t be crowding a frying
How to Bake Bacon
- Make sure there is a rack set at the middle of the
oven. That’s the best place to cook the bacon. Then, preheat your ovento 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. You can also put a rack on the baking sheet, if there’s one that’s the proper size to fit your sheet. Place the slices of bacon in a single layer across your sheet. You can add an extra layer on the rack if you like.
- Cook the bacon in the
ovenfor 15 to 20 minutes.
- If you want to cook bacon on two separate racks in the
ovenat the same time, you can place one rack in the top and one in the bottom. Just keep the middle rack empty so that the rest of the bacon cooks properly and evenly.
How Long to Bake Bacon?
Cooking times are going to vary with bacon depending on how crispy you prefer to be and how much you’re cooking at once. You may need to cook it for longer if you have several trays in the
On the low end, a
You can check on the bacon every couple of minutes to see if it’s finishing cooking. It’s okay to open the
What Temperature Do You Bake Bacon?
In the cooking directions I gave you above, I mentioned that 400 degrees Fahrenheit is what I recommend for cooking bacon, but you don’t have to use that temperature. You want to cook the bacon for longer at lower temperature in an attempt to make it tender and juicy, you can do that.
If you’re cooking at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, just cook the bacon for 8-18 minutes. Remember to keep it on the low end of that range if you want your bacon to be tender rather than crunchy.
I wouldn’t put the bacon any higher than 400 degrees. That could make it cook too quickly and dry out your bacon. A low temperature is not going to be a good idea either, as that will make the bacon take much longer to cook. Bacon should be a quick and simple meat to prepare, even when you’re using the
You can get it just the way you like it, whether that’s tender or crispy, by using either 375 or 400 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s no need to mess around with the temperature too much. Trying to slow cook your bacon in the