They say everything is better with bacon. And, I totally agree!!
With it’s crunchy, salty goodness, I love adding bacon to salads, sandwiches, my morning scramble or just about anything you can think of! The only thing I don’t love about bacon is the splattering mess it makes when I fry it on my stove top.
Enter – Perfectly Baked Bacon!
I just about fell over when I discovered this method of making bacon, because up until that point, “not cleaning my stove” was trumping “enjoying delicious bacon”. And, what’s life without bacon?! 😉
Now with this slow baking process, the mess is relatively contained as 1) it’s in the oven and 2) the grease just kind of oozes out onto the pan. Win!
The full process is in the recipe below, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – place your bacon in a COLD oven! I’m telling ya, that’s the key to perfectly baked bacon. Enjoy!
- 1 lb. bacon
- Arrange bacon slices in single layer on a jelly roll pan. Place bacon in a cold oven.
- Turn the oven to 400°F. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is slightly crispy and golden brown.
- Remove pan from oven and transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to help absorb any excess fat.
- Serve warm or store in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
Cook Time – Will vary based on how long it takes for your oven to heat up.