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Perfectly Baked Bacon

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


Perfectly Baked Bacon is a no-mess way to have bacon on hand for quick and convenient BLTs, Cobb Salads and all your bacon-loving needs!


  • 1 lb. bacon


  1. Arrange bacon slices in single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Place bacon in a cold oven.
  2. Turn the oven to 400°F. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is slightly crispy and golden brown.
  3. Remove pan from oven and transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to help absorb any excess fat.
  4. 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.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American