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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Wondering how to cook bacon in the oven? It's super easy and fast! This method is fuss-free. It only takes about 20 minutes! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cooking bacon in the oven, how to bake bacon in the oven, oven bacon, oven baked bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 12 strips bacon see note


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a large baking sheet with tin foil for easier clean-up.

  2. Spread the bacon out on the baking sheet (do not overlap). Most bacon will take 15-20 minutes to cook. If you have thicker bacon and like it very crispy, it may take up to 25 minutes. For very thin bacon, check after 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Cooking time will vary depending on how thick the bacon is and how hot your oven is (ovens vary and often aren't accurate), so I recommend keeping an eye on the bacon the first couple times you try this method.
  • If you need to do a larger quantity than the 12 strips I suggest, you may be able to fit more than 12 strips on the baking sheet, or you can definitely do two baking sheets at once (one rack closer to the top of the oven and one rack closer to the bottom).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 437mg19%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.