Baked Bacon

Several years ago I worked at a camp and conference center. We had a full time chef that prepared some pretty amazing meals for groups of 50 to groups of 300 plus. One morning I saw how he made the breakfast bacon on large sheet pans baked in the oven. I thought that was genius. I don't know how many times I have stood in front of the stove frying three batches of bacon to make an entire package. Well, no more - and using parchment paper on the bottom of the sheet pan makes clean up a snap.

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Baked Bacon

1 package of your favorite uncooked bacon
parchment paper

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on a sheet pan that has at least a 1" edge

2) Arrange individual bacon slices on the parchment paper

3) Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the preferred state of brown crispy goodness is reached. Remove with a fork and drain on paper towel.


  1. Everything is better with bacon!

  2. Does the oven get real messy with this technique?

  3. Sandy - I'm sorry for the delay in replying. However, I wanted to make it again before I answered. I made bacon on the stove top and in the oven (at the same time) for my Mom's potato salad recipe. I just made it on July 4. I would definitely rather make it in the oven because I can cook an entire package at once, and I really don't think it splatters the oven very much at all. I thought it actually splattered more on the stove top and didn't cook as evenly as it did in the oven. However, after the next time I clean my oven I am going to buy a silicon oven liner. I do roast and bake a lot, and my oven does eventually get messy (but not from the baked bacon). I'm going to get something like this


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