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Microwaving Bacon
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How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave

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.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Kimber


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 5 paper towels


  • Line a microwave safe plate with 3-4 paper towels.
  • Lay bacon on the paper towels so that it is not touching.
  • Cover with an additional paper towel to reduce mess from splatter.
  • 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!


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 320mg | Sugar: 1g