Busy Persons Guide to Baking Crispy Bacon in the Oven

busy persons guide to baking bacon in the oven

When the morning gets tough. I get baking. So here’s a Busy persons guide to baking crispy bacon in the oven. Because it’s easier than in a pan.

With 6 people in the house mornings can be hectic. So, being able to pop part of breakfast in the oven and finish getting ready makes mornings just a little bit easier.

Baking bacon in the oven is a great solution to a tasty breakfast when you are short on time. In this house, I can’t (and don’t want to) stand over a stove to cook up bacon. So the oven makes the most sense (and leads to a lot less waste since I can walk away from it if necessary). So how do you make bacon when you are busy? Here’s a couple of  tips to steer you in the right direction.

baked bacon

Old v. New

With my old stove I started with a cold oven. Cranked the temperature up to 425. Then came back in 12 minutes to beautifully crispy bacon. But because my new oven is a convection oven I haven’t been able to use the same method. And believe me, I ‘m a lady that likes not having to preheat an oven.

But now that I understand why the cold oven method doesn’t workI’m been working on something else. So, if you have a newer stove that has a fan, you will have to preheat your oven.

The Bigger the Better

If you decide to bake your bacon I suggest you get a high quality, thick bacon. You don’t want to end up with a bunch of grease and not enough meat. This will also help to make sure that your bacon can stand up to the heat of your oven.

To Elevate or Not … That is the question

Some people elevate it you get a crispier bacon. Of course, because this is for busy people I’m going to suggest just placing your foil down in the baking pan. It’s one less thing to clean up in the morning.

Baked Bacon

Busy Persons Guide to Baking Crispy Bacon in the Oven

Serves 4 to 6


1 pound bacon

Tools: aluminum foil, rimmed baking pan


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Line baking pan with aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (based on the thickness of bacon).

baked bacon

Once golden brown and crisp remove from oven.

Transfer cooked slices of bacon to paper towel to absorb grease.

And that tasty salty part of breakfast is done and you weren’t popped by bacon grease. Yippee!

baked bacon

Got a little extra bacon? Why not add it to a grilled cheese sandwich? Or … why not throw a bacon extravaganza? Yes, we can do that. Let’s chat about how to make that happen.

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