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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven + Freezing Cooked Bacon

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No standing over the stovetop, no dodging the hot greasecrackling on the pan, not even any flipping of the slices required. Plus, by cooking bacon in the oven, I can cook SOmuch more at the same time! Around 10-12 slices fit on one sheet pan, and I cancook multiple sheet pans in one oven.
Course Breakfast, Breakfast & Snack, Lunch
Cuisine American, Barbecue
Keyword bacon, bacon in the oven, baked bacon, cook bacon in the oven, extra crispy, how to cook bacon in the oven, oven baked bacon, oven cooked bacon
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 80


  • 24 oz sliced bacon ~24 slices
  • wax paper
  • gallon freezer bags


To cook bacon in the oven:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Line 2 sheet pans with foil for easy clean up. Arrange bacon slices on each tray in a single layer.
  • Bake 20-40 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon and your preferred crispiness. (I cooked mine for about 30 minutes!)
  • Serve and enjoy immediately!
  • Or, to store for later, transfer bacon strips to paper towels and allow to cool.

To freeze cooked bacon:

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Add a layer of cooked & cooled bacon strips, then another sheet of wax paper, more bacon, etc. until all cooked bacon has been used.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze 2-3 hours, or overnight.
  • Transfer frozen bacon strips to gallon freezer bags, or package into smaller freezer bags for individual portions. Remove as much air as possible before sealing and label each bag with the prep date.
  • Freeze up to 4 months.

To reheat freezer bacon:

  • Optional: Transfer frozen bacon to the fridge to thaw overnight before reheating.
  • Or, microwave directly from the freezer!
  • Add bacon strips to a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Enjoy whole or crumble into a dish!



Net Carbs: 1g net carbs per serving


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sugar: 1g