Microwaving Bacon

How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave




Yield 6 slices

Cooking bacon in the microwave is a quick and easy way to prepare perfectly crispy bacon.  You can serve it with breakfast, add it to soups, salads and sandwiches, or just munch on it plain! This method uses just a microwave safe plate and some paper towels, but there are many other bacon cookers that do a great job too.



  1. Line a microwave safe plate with 3-4 paper towels.
  2. Lay bacon on the paper towels so that it is not touching.
  3. Cover with an additional paper towel to reduce mess from splatter.
  4. Microwave for 4-5 minutes.  Check the bacon and continue to cook for 30 sec-1 minute increments until it is to the desired crispiness.

In the end we cooked six slices of bacon and it took us 7 minutes to cook them to consistently crispy in my 1000 watt microwave.


Note: Be careful handling because the bacon is very hot when it comes out of the microwave and the grease can burn you!

Courses Breakfast

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7 g


Saturated Fat 3 g


Unsaturated Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 15 mg


Sodium 320 mg


Total Carbohydrates 1 g


Sugars 1 g

Protein 5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by The Pinning Mama at