Wondering how to cook bacon in the oven? We’ve got you covered with what temp to cook bacon at, how long to cook bacon in the oven and an easy cleanup tip!
Bacon is on the very short list of my family’s absolute favorite things. We usually have store-bought, fully-baked bacon in the fridge and that works in a pinch but when we want a special treat I cook bacon in the oven.
Oven cooked bacon fries in its own grease like it would in a frying pan but without the big mess. It is perfectly crispy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
The answer for how to cook bacon in the oven starts with thinking about to the cleanup. Cleaning up bacon grease is the worst part of cooking bacon no matter what method you use. It is dangerously hot right after cooking and gets thick and gloopy once it cools. The bacon grease is smelly and there isn’t any good place to dispose of it.
So, my easy cleanup tip when cooking bacon in the oven is to line the pan with a few sheets of heavy-duty foil! After the cooked bacon has been removed from the pan, allow the bacon grease to cool and solidify. Then remove the grease covered foil from the pan and simply throw it in the garbage.