How To Make Perfectly Cooked Bacon In The Oven

Want to cook a whole lot of bacon? Want it to come out exactly how you want it every single time? Well the secret to getting perfectly cooked bacon is to cook it in the oven. Here’s how.

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Yes! Bacon! It’s Bacon Month, Bitches!

Bacon Month?

Oh yeah! Bacon Month, hosted by Julie Kotzbach of Bread, Booze, Bacon, is a whole month filled with bacon recipes. 12 bloggers, including me, will be making 6 bacon themed posts each. That’s right! 6 x 12 = bacon! Wait, my math is off. Forgot to carry the 1. 6 x 12 = 72 posts of bacony goodness!

Who Is Baconing?

Baconing! Good word! We should get the College Board to put baconing into the SATs. Participants in Bacon Month Two Oh One Six are:

Seventy-two. Bacon. Posts. Oh my arteries!

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Oh yeah! We’re giving away free shit!

Free Shit? I Want Free Shit!

Well, you guys, we are running 3 raffles, all month long! First, both Lodge (The cast iron skillet people) and Torani (the syrup people) are each giving away $100+ prize packages. We (meaning the bloggers) pooled some cash together for a $125 dollar Paypal gift card! I just did the math and that will get you 27 packs of bacon and leave you with money to spare! What are you gonna do with all that bacon?
All you have to do is enter the giveaway(s) you want to win using the forms below. At the end of Bacon Month, winners will be chosen and you get to go on a shopping spree! What could be better than bacon and goodies? Nothing. That’s what. Thanks for joining us and GOOD LUCK!

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How Do I Make Bacon Perfectly In The Oven?

Right! Let’s get to the meat (get it?) of this post. So, the trick is not to use a frying pan at at all. We’re going to use an oven. Cooking bacon in the oven applies a nice even heat to all sides of the bacon at once. It also let’s you cook larger quantities of bacon at once. How do you think diners make all that perfect bacon so quickly? They have it on hand because they cook it in batches in the oven.

Ok, I kind of lied. There isn’t ONE simple trick for cooking bacon perfectly. There are two. The other one is using an aluminum baking sheet and lining it parchment paper. Parchment paper provides a “softer” heat that ensures your bacon crisps evenly. It also makes clean up a cinch!

How Hot Should My Oven Be When Cooking Bacon?

400 degrees Fahrenheit. The direct conversion to Celsius is 204 degrees, but you can just set it to 200º. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper, if the paper keeps rolling up you can use a bit of honey on the edges to tack it down. Lay out your bacon in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd.

Uncooked Bacon on a baking sheet

You’ll need two pans to cook a whole 1 pound package. Next, simply pop the pans in the oven and cook for 12 – 18 minutes. The crispiness of your bacon depends on how long you cook it. The longer the time the crispier it is. Duh. Depending on your oven, you may need to rotate the pan after the first 12 – 15 minutes but I didn’t. The beauty of this method is you don’t have to flip the bacon. It’s basically a 1 step process. After your bacon has reached it’s desired crispiness, take it out and transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels and dab the excess fat if you’d like.
To clean up, just pick up the parchment and throw it away. Your pan should be fairly clean and only need a quick wipe down. Now you have a pound of perfectly cooked bacon. What ever shall you do with it? Follow my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram and I’ll have all the answers for you. 72 answers.

#BACONPORN

Bacon!!!
PS. While I was writing this post, I was also listening to a radio program on Zika. The guest said the word sperm and I accidentally wrote “The best way to get perfectly cooked sperm”. I posted this little anecdote on Facebook and was pointed toward these two gems

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You should check them out for the comments alone.

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21 comments on “How To Make Perfectly Cooked Bacon In The Oven

  1. Bacon is seriously one of my absolute fave things. I always bake mine.

  2. YES!!! I used this method to cook a large batch of bacon for my family and it turned out great. My husband isn’t convinced. Now I just need to show him your post for confirmation! LOL

  3. Bacon!! Nothing is better than bacon. And I love cooking it in the oven, so good!

  4. That’s a whole lotta bacon! Love the cooking method — a must try (again)!

  5. This is my favorite way to cook bacon!! And bacon is the best because… bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon.

  6. My husband usually fries the bacon on the grill, but this sounds so much better –yum!

    • How does that work on the grill? Does he put a pan on it and cook? Anything you can cook in an oven can be cooked on a grill. I did this yesterday. Just add a spacer (I used a wok ring or a brick) in between the grill grates and the pan. This creates a more indirect heat and things will cook just as if they were in the oven.

  7. YESSSSSSS! Baconnnn always and forever, amen.

  8. Total bacon porn right here, Matt!

    PS- I’ll never forgive you for the knowledge that people have made cookbooks centered around sperm. FML.

    • OMG I just did a spit take all over my screen after reading your comment!

  9. Hah, great post!! Thank you! I am a vegetarian but I have to cook bacon for a big breakfast I’m hosting in a month or so…so this will help guide me! I love the idea of the oven because it seems like less work for me and I can do more at once. Woot! Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is so interesting! Probably a lot healthier too!

    • Not at all healthier. Just better cooked.

  11. I never really pay attention to how I cook my bacon. Usually I just cook it up to the point that it’s not burned. But GEEZ with this here I can’t screw it up. I mean, actually it me, so I might but after a few tries I should have it down!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3 <3

    • Haha well this method is actually idiot proof. I’m sure you will rock it!

  12. Nothing better than bacon! Some great suggestions! Thanks!

  13. Bacon cooked like this is truly sooooo much crispier and better! I like to drizzle with maple syrup too!

  14. LOVE BACON!! and this is a super healthier way

    • In no way does this make bacon healthier, just better cooked.

  15. Yes BABON!!! I need to start doing this as I always burn it in the frying pan!

  16. This bacon looks delicious! But then again….when doesn’t bacon look delicious. Lol. Love it!

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