Have you ever looked away from your pan of frying bacon for one second, then it’s burnt? If so, you’re going to love this recipe. Easy Baked Bacon is super easy and has some benefits. First, it doesn’t shrink as much as it does in a pan, and second, it’s easy to control the crispness in the oven. Since I started baking my bacon, I haven’t burnt it once and I don’t have to stand over a splattering pan.
Bacon is amazing alone, right? I’m thinking it should be it’s own food group, but it’s also used in a lot of dishes. Chop or crumble Easy Baked Bacon into salads, casseroles, and pasta dishes, just for starters.
Who doesn’t love a classic BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich? (That bite was so good!) Or, how about a waffle with a side of bacon?
Basically, bacon brings any other dish up a few notches with that delicious savory flavor, plus I’ll give you a few of my favorite recipes that use bacon. You’re welcome.
Making Easy Baked Bacon
First, preheat the oven to 375° and line a cookie sheet with foil. This saves you time in clean-up.
Second, add some flour to a zip lock bag.
Add one or two pieces (at a time) of bacon into the bag with the flour and shake it up. You want a nice even coating of flour on each piece of bacon as a crunchy coating.
Next, shake off any excess flour and lay the piece of bacon onto the foil.
Make as many or as few pieces as you want or need. They can lay right next to each other, but avoid overlapping them. This way they’ll get nice and crisp.
Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them.
Bake for another 10 – 20 minutes, or until they’ve reached the desired crispness you want.
I love my bacon crisp and crunchy. I use a lot of bacon in dishes, which means I chop up and crumble the bacon. Chopping crispy bacon is way easier.
So, for crisp bacon, bake for an additional 20 minutes. Baking for an additional 10 minutes is great when you don’t like it quite as crispy.
Checking for doneness: the darker the color, the more crisp it will be, plus it gets stiff the longer it cooks.
Take the bacon out of the oven and blot any excess grease with paper towels.
If you have any leftover baked bacon, just stick it in the frig for 3 – 5 days in a sealed container. You can even freeze it for a couple months in a sealed container.
Also, if you’re using the bacon in another dish and need to chop it up, wait until it reaches room temperature first. It’s just that much easier to chop or crumble.
More Bacon Recipes
Yes, bring on the bacon recipes. Here are a few of my favorites:
Use fresh chopped bacon instead of store-bought bacon bits, top chili and chowders with crumbled bacon, and throw some on top of a salad.
For everything you wanted to know about bacon, and maybe didn’t want to know, check out this site: National Pork Board.
If you save the bacon grease, let it cool for about 15 minutes before storing in a glass jar. It just happens to be the magic ingredient for Homemade Dog Treats, which your pups will love.
Easy Baked Bacon
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 5 slices regular cut bacon
- Preheat oven to 375°. Put bacon and flour in a zip lock bag and shake.
- Shake off excess flour and lay each piece of bacon on foil lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes and turn over. Continue baking for another 10 - 20 minutes, or until it reaches desired crispness. Enjoy!
Easy Baked Bacon
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