How to Make the Best Bacon

I love bacon and I’ve tried everything from pre-cooked bacon to beef bacon (this was an unfortunate grocery store accident – tastes like beef jerky). I’ve also tried a number of ways to cook it – frying pan, microwave, griddle. The best way to cook bacon? – The oven. Not only does it get your bacon crispy and delicious, it also lets you forget about it for 20 minutes while to prepare the rest of your meal.


  • One package of your favorite bacon (I like hickory smoked)
  • One baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil

How to Make it

  1. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil
  2. Place flat strips of bacon on the baking sheet (about 1/4″ apart)
  3. Place the baking sheet in a cool oven
  4. Turn the oven on to 400 degrees
  5. Cook the bacon for 20 minutes
  6. After 20 minutes check to see if the bacon looks crispy (you might have to remove it from the oven to get a good look)
  7. If you still see some fat on the bacon leave it in for a couple more minutes
  8. Watch it carefully to make sure it does not burn

Helpful Hints

  • If you have more than one baking sheet of bacon you can put both trays in at the same time but it will take a little longer to cook
  • I love to make a batch of bacon on the weekend and use it on my sandwiches all week for lunch or a cobb salad for dinner.
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