How to make the absolutely BEST Bacon

Serving Dish of Baked Bacon
Serving Dish of Baked Bacon
When it comes to making bacon pan frying seems the obvious choice. Or perhaps microwaving bacon comes to mind. But, maybe you’d be surprised, but the best bacon is … baked in your oven.

Maybe you might think ‘Baking Bacon?’. Really, though it’s simple to do, there is no mess and while the bacon is cooking, your stove top is free for other uses. The best part about baked bacon is the final result is a very presentable flat strip of bacon.

The first step is to line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Then lay the bacon on the paper. The paper will make clean up a jiffy and the bacon won’t stick to it.

Bacon on half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper
Bacon on half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Toss that pan into a pre-heated 400 degree F oven. Bake for about 15 minutes, checking at 10 minutes just in case. Should look like this at 15 minutes:

Bacon In Oven at 15 minutes
Bacon In Oven at 15 minutes

We let that cook for a couple minutes longer, and removed from oven. The final product on the half-sheet pan looked like this:

Final cooked Bacon on half-sheet pan
Final cooked Bacon on half-sheet pan