Kittencal's Method for Oven Cooked Bacon

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Recipe: #3559

December 17, 2011

"When I make this I make lots and then freeze in bags using my Food Saver storage system, this method saves time and not to mention the greasy clean up that comes with frying, I pour the grease into a Pyrex measuring cup then save and refrigerate overnight or until hard then scoop out a few tablespoons at a time, freeze on plates then I place in freezer bags to use in recipes to add flavor, you may save or discard the grease "

Original recipe yields 0 servings

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (regular or convection oven, if you are using a regular oven set rack to lowest position).

Step 2

For easier clean up line your pan with foil, then spray generously with cooking spray.

Step 3

Arrange the bacon slices in one layer in the pan overlapping the slices slightly (this will prevent too much shrinkage). Cook the slices until evenly browned (about 17-22) minutes turning the bacon halfway through cooking time.

Step 4

Transfer to paper towels or a rack. Use immediately or freeze to use later. Heat in microwave to crisp up before serving.

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Great idea for bacon. We like ours nice and crispy!

(7 Sep 2020)


Wow... This turned out so much better than I thought it would! I used a rind less bacon and thought it may overcook a little, but it was just as we enjoy it! I followed the recipe as written and served the bacon with eggs, avocado, roast tomatoes and muffins for breakfast. This will be how I will be cooking bacon from now on.

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(28 Jul 2019)


Best way to cook bacon by far! I use parchment baking sheets from the regional professional kitchen supply rather than foil - still works great and clean up is so easy. Thanks for a winning method!

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(12 Feb 2017)


Thanks, Kit for making life easier, especially when we head to the Lake and have a bunch of breakfast guests. I prep the bacon at home in bulk, freeze a dozen or so slices in ziplocs along with a frozen blob of cold bacon fat, and it's one less pan to pull out. Love it.

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(17 May 2013)


This works great, especially when you have a crowd for breakfast. I like making up a lb. of bacon and then putting it in baggies in the fridge for when I need them for breakfast or for a sandwich, then I just nuke it for about 30 seconds and they are good to go!

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(24 Mar 2013)


This turns out real nice but I still prefer to cook my bacon in a castiron skillet or griddle. I buy my bacon from a smokehouse by the slab and hand cut it thick.

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(12 Oct 2012)