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Oven Baked Bacon

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

My favorite way to cook bacon is to bake it in the oven – actually, it’s the only way I’ll cook bacon! I refuse to stand over a skillet and have grease splatter and stain my clothes. I mean, don’t get me wrong, bacon is worth ruined clothing, but if there is an easier way to get the job done without ruining my clothes and with the same yummy outcome, I’m all in! And with that, I bow down and thank the Pioneer Woman for pointing this little trick out to Josh and I.

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

In the photo below, I’m showing the bacon being baked on parchment paper. Usually, I don’t bake it that way. I always use a cooling rack, but for the particular recipe (which you’ll read about soon) for which I was using the bacon, I used parchment purely so I could get some of the bacon drippings.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and position a cooling rack over the foil to collect any extra grease. Lay the bacon slices side by side so they are practically touching.

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on how done you like your bacon.

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

Remove from oven and place on a paper-towel lined plate to absorb grease.

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

That’s it! What you do with your bacon from there is up to you…

Oven Baked Bacon | Catz in the Kitchen | #bacon

So simple. So easy. So irresistibly delish.

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Don’t your cooling racks melt, mine did when I tried using them ?

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I love to cook my bacon this way! I have been doing it like this for 5ish years and my hubby thanks me for it! The perfect combination of chewy and crispy. I do it a tad bit different...

I lay the bacon on a cooking stone and but the stone in a cold oven, turn the temp to 400 and then cook it for 20-25 minutes. I suspect it does the same thing as your receipe, but I like the flavor in my stone! :)

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Hmm, Now there's an idea. Never thought to cook it on a pizza stone before. I just might have to give that a whirl! Thanks for sharing that tip with me.