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Bacon from the Oven by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo
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5 from 3 votes

Bacon From The Oven

The best way to cook bacon is to make it in the oven! It keeps the strips flat and you can easily collect the bacon grease afterwards—win win!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Michelle Tam



  • Preheat oven to 400ºF with the rack situated right smack in the middle of the oven.
  • Grab your bacon and line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil if using. Place a stainless steel cooling rack on the lined tray and put the bacon in a single layer on the rack.
  • Pop the tray in the oven and cook for 10-20 minutes (thicker bacon requires longer cooking time).
  • Rotate the tray halfway through the cooking process and keep a close eye on the bacon near the end of the cooking time to make sure it doesn’t burn. You can smell if your bacon is ready, so trust your schnauze.
  • Line a plate with a few sheets of paper towel. Place the crispy bacon on the paper towels to drain.
  • Tilt the pan to carefully pour the bacon grease into a jar or glass container. You can keep bacon grease in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week. If you strain out the bacon bits, it will last longer in the fridge!
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Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 45g