How to cook perfect crispy bacon in the oven with almost no mess!
I have a dirty little secret. Many people would think this just isn’t possible, but those that know me closest know that it is true. Okay… here it goes. I don’t like bacon. There. I said it. And it really is true!
I used to like bacon, I mean like a normal person, so really I loved it. I loved it to be super crispy and I can still remember cooking it over the campfire and the smell taunting me until it was finally done and we could devour it. As I got older I moved more toward a vegetarian diet and now only eat chicken and turkey, so sadly, no bacon and I really lost my taste for it.
My poor family though, they love bacon, and since I am the head meal planner, grocery shopper, meal prepper, chef and waiter in this house, it doesn’t get added to the menu as often as they would like. I really don’t mind them eating it, I just hate cooking the stuff. It is so darn messy. Can you relate?
When I saw this pin scroll through my feed for bacon made in the oven, it was a must try. What a great comprimise. They get their bacon and I have a minimal mess and clean up. Unless it was too good to be true, in that way where Pinterest makes it look simple but it is really an oven fire waiting to happen.
So it came time to give it a try. I followed the pin exactly. Line the cookie sheet with foil, I thought it was a great tip to use grilling foil to cover the whole pan, less mess for clean up since it is wide and covers the whole pan.
I placed the bacon on the cookie sheet and put it in a cold oven then set it to 375˚F. I let it bake for 15 minutes gave it a check and decided my fam would want it a little crispier. I let it bake for another 5 minutes and it was just right.
After you take it out of the oven let it cool for a few minutes then use tongs to transfer it to some paper towels and let it drain the grease a bit.
Bacon Cooked in the Oven – PIN WIN!!
Once it cooled down it was PERFECT! Huge pin win. In a major way.
- Crispy bacon
- Only 2 minutes of prep
- Clean up consists of wadding up a ball of foil and doing a 2-pointer into the trash.
I will never make bacon another way again, and my family is cheering because they will be getting it much more often. There are so many new dishes I can make since it is so easy to make now!
Have you tried making bacon in the oven? What is your favorite way to make it?
- Line a cookie sheet with foil.
- Lay bacon in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
- Put into a cold oven and set to 375F.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes or until done to desired crispiness.