Cooking Tip Tuesday: Oven roasted bacon

Oven Roasted BaconCooking bacon for more than 2 people can be a pain in the tush.  No one wants to stand over bubbling hot grease, flipping bacon for 20 minutes, to have just enough slices for even a family of 5.  And what if you’re making bacon for a crowd? Then you’re talking multiple skillets and/or 45 minutes of a bacon grease facial.


YOUR OVEN is a place where bacon can spread it’s wings and sizzle like never before.  I first experienced the joy of oven roasted bacon while working in a prep kitchen at a local catering company.  They’d cook FULL sheet pan, upon sheet pan of bacon in like 20 minutes flat. And now, if I’m making any more than 3 or 4 slices at once, in the oven it goes.

Here’s how:

Preheat your oven to 400 degree F. Line a sheet pan with parchment (or not), lay your bacon strips on the sheet pan, making sure to leave about an inch between each piece (very important not to overcrowd or it won’t get crispy). Let your beautiful strips cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on how many strips you’re cooking and how thick your bacon is.  Remove from the oven and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.  Eat.

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