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Easy Perfectly Cooked Bacon

Brunch can be made a lot easier too by baking the bacon in the oven. You can make tons of it, and it comes out perfectly every time with almost no cleanup. Menu-wise, your guests would probably be happy with a cup of coffee, boatloads of bacon and some simple eggs and toast. I know I would.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, meat, nut-free, paleo, soy-free
Servings: 6 people
Author: ness


  • 1 to 2 pounds bacon


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cover baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Lay slices of uncooked bacon side by side, close that they are just barely touching but not overlapping. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked to your desired crispiness up, to 20 minutes. Use tongs (or chopsticks) to remove bacon and place on paper towel lined plate to absorb excess fat and serve immediately.
For cleanup, let the oil in tray cool slightly and pour it into a container and refrigerate. To discard, let the fat cool completely and discard in the foil.
For extra crispy bacon, lay a metal cooling rack over the foil and place bacon strips over top before baking.
Recipe adapted from The Kitchn.