Tired of standing over a hot pan with grease splattering on you? Then you’re going to love the easiest way to cook bacon, a hands-off approach!
I love me some bacon. Bacon is just such a tasty food. You can eat it together with so many other foods, or all by itself. Bacon loves to be friends, but isn’t afraid to be alone, either!
But when it comes time to cook bacon, I really don’t enjoy the process. Standing there watching the bacon until that perfect moment to flip it. One minute to long and it’s over done. One minute to short, and you’re going to have to flip it a few more times.
So when a friend (Kerry and Lucy’s mom) told me how to cook bacon without having to babysit, I was automatically interested.
This process is so easy!
Spread the bacon out on a sheet pan, pop it in the oven, and set the timer. The oven does the dirty work, and no flipping is required! Just check on it after a while and pull it out when it’s done to your liking.
Kerry and Lucy both cook their bacon this way. Kerry lines the pan with aluminum foil to make cleaning up easier. Her mom chooses to cook bacon directly on the pan. So I decided to try both way in order to give you the best advice for how to cook bacon.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two pans of cooked bacon. The lined pan of bacon took longer to cook but definitely was much faster to clean up.
Using the oven is such an easy way to cook bacon! Other than when it’s super hot in the summer, I plan to always cook my bacon in the oven from here on out!
Now that you know the easiest way to cook bacon, you’re going to love the recipes listed after this recipe card!
- 1 lb. bacon
- Spread bacon out on a sheet pan in a single layer.
- Place sheet pan in an unheated oven.
- Turn oven on to 425º and set timer for 15 minutes.
- Check bacon. Cook another 5 minutes if needed.
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