How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 12 1x


Bacon is a magical ingredient that can elevate just about any recipe you can think of. It even makes sweet recipes taste amazing. 



1 lb of thin-sliced bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees: 
  2. Line a large sheet pan with tinfoil.
  3. Arrange the bacon strips on the baking sheet. 
  4. Cook for 20 minutes: The cooking time for bacon will depend on how thick your bacon is. Thinly sliced bacon takes 20 minutes, any thicker bacon will take longer.
  6. Get rid of any excess fat by patting the tops dry with paper towels if you do not plan on using the fat for any recipes later on.


myWW points: (will vary depending on brand of bacon)

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 37.4
  • Sugar: .1g
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: .1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2.7g

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