5 from 7 votes
Baked bacon on a baking sheet with parchment.
How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The BEST way to cook bacon is in the oven. This Oven Baked Bacon recipe is fantastic for breakfast, brunch and holidays!

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 pound bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

  3. Arrange the bacon slices in a single layer on the baking sheet being sure not to overlap the edges.

  4. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the desired degree of doneness.

  5. Line a plate or platter with paper towels and transfer the bacon the plate to drain. Bacon will crisp a little more as it cools.

  6. Transfer to a clean platter and serve immediately or use in your favorite recipe.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Be sure to save the bacon grease for cooking popcorn, eggs, or any other cooking method that requires fat.

Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 750mg33%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.