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Some of the world's best chefs bake bacon to free them for other work, keep kitchens cleaner, and cook bacon with an even browning. Baking bacon in the oven allows consistency, cooking larger batches evenly. And, it won't leave you jumping back from painful bacon grease splatters or scrubbing off your backsplash. This is an especially great bacon cooking method for households with children, where frying bacon can be a dangerous hazard. Baking bacon really limits grease fires and spills.

This quick video gives simple instructions for how to make bacon in the oven.

How to Bake Bacon

Preheat the oven to 375° F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper (this is not necessary, but it makes cleaning up a snap). Lay the bacon, not overlapping, in the pan. Cook for 10 minutes or until you have baked bacon to your desired level of crispness.

Try a thicker cut of bacon for a meatier, chewier bacon that really stands up to a big, juicy burger.

For a truly gourmet bacon, peruse our catalog of artisan bacon. We have a large selection of dry-cured country bacon and milder, hickory-smoked city bacon. At Burgers' Smokehouse, we pride ourselves on slow, traditional curing methods for the best quality bacon and smokehouse products.