Learn the best, easy way to cook bacon in the oven perfect every time using the top hacks and tricks out there, including how long to cook oven bacon!
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Melissa Erdelac
Preheat oven to 400°F. Position oven rack in center of the oven.
Cover a large baking sheet in parchment paper or foil. If using an oven-safe rack, position on a baking sheet. Lay bacon slices in a single layer directly on a baking sheet or on a rack, making sure to not overlap.
Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on desired crispiness and thickness of the bacon. Flipping bacon halfway through is optional, although I find it cooks both sides more evenly.
Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool and absorb any extra grease.
Freezing / Reheating Bacon:Cooked bacon can also be frozen for later use. Wrapped drained, cooled bacon in wax paper and store in a freezer-safe bag. To reheat, place frozen bacon on a paper towel-lined sheet and microwave for 20-30 seconds.