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Bacon baked in a pan in the oven

How to Make the BEST Bacon

This quick and easy oven-baked bacon is the absolute best, with perfect bacon every time and very little mess. It is so much easier than traditional pan frying!

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


  • 12 slices bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°

  2. Prepare baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil. Add. a metal cooling rack on top of the foil for extra crispy bacon.

  3. Lay out bacon strips in a single layer, side by side on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, draining the grease at the halfway point. Check at 15 minutes for doneness. Add more or less time depending on oven and desired crispness.

  4. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and then serve.