Kitchen Hack: How to Bake Bacon

Baking Bacon: The Rack Method
SERVES 12  |  ACTIVE TIME 25 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 25 Min

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil and place an oven safe cross-wire grid cooling rack in the pan.

Lay slices of bacon on the pan. Do not overlap the slices or they will not cook properly.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-25 minutes. The length of time will vary based on the thickness of your bacon (thick cut takes longer) and the doneness you prefer. (I like mine crispy).

You can cook 2 sheets at the same time, but it will increase your bake time significantly. Switch baking sheets half way though cook time.









Baking Bacon: The Crumpled Foil Method
SERVES 12  |  ACTIVE TIME 25 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 25 Min

 Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Gently crumple a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil causing wrinkles. DO NOT crumple into a little ball. Just squish it together and pull it apart. Lay it across your baking sheet and gently straighten it out. Do NOT smooth it down or you will lose your crumbles.

Tuck the edges under the lip of the baking sheet. Lay bacon strips on top of foil. As you can see above the bacon lays across the little ridges. The bacon drippings will collect in the foil below the bacon (pretty smart, huh?). Do not lay strips on top of one another or they will not cook.

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-25 minutes. The length of time will vary based on the thickness of your bacon (thick cut takes longer) and the doneness you prefer. (I like mine crispy).

You can cook 2 sheets at the same time, but it will increase your bake time significantly. Switch baking sheets half way though cook time.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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