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With this oven-cooked bacon recipe you get perfectly crisp, evenly cooked, delicious bacon with less mess and no fuss. Try it today. I promise you won't make bacon in a skillet again.
I remember as a child we only made bacon on special occasions like holidays or birthdays. Making bacon always seemed like such a chore. Then, a few years ago a friend told me about a little secret. You can make oven- baked bacon. Say what? My mind was blown. Here's the other secret. It will turn out perfect and delicious every time. Whether you prefer thick bacon, thin bacon, or extra crispy bacon, with this oven-baked bacon recipe you will not be disappointed. Keep reading to find out more.
All you need to make this oven-cooked bacon recipe is bacon, approximately 8-10 slices or 1/2 pound.
Making this oven-baked bacon recipe takes minimal prep time. All you need is bacon, a large, rimmed, baking sheet, parchment paper, and tongs. Follow these simple steps below.
Technically Bacon is gluten-free, but watch out for ingredients such as dextrins, starches and added flavorings. These often contain gluten. To be sure, look for bacon labeled gluten-free.
The following brands are known to be labeled gluten-free. If you have multiple food allergies, check these labels carefully as these brands may contain other allergens.
For more information on how to read food labels for allergens see my Allergy-Free Shopping Guide
If you're making thin bacon, bake it for 15 minutes and check it at 12 minutes. If you're making thick bacon in the oven, bake it for 25 minutes and check it at 20 minutes. Cook it to your desired crispiness. Watch it carefully. Bacon will burn quickly.
Store cooked bacon in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. Store cooked bacon in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To reheat cover bacon slices with a paper towel and gently rewarm them in the microwave. From frozen, thaw bacon in the refrigerator, bring it to room temperature, and then gently warm it in the microwave.
Leftover bacon grease actually great to cook with because it has a high smoke point. It's great for sauteing vegetables and for frying eggs or hashbrowns. Try using bacon grease instead of butter for popping popcorn. Bacon grease can really add a lot of extra flavor to just about anything you cook. The possibilities are endless.
Pour warm (NOT hot) bacon grease into a wide-mouth, glass container using a mesh strainer or coffee filter. Seal the container tightly and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Strained bacon grease will last up to 1 year in the refrigerator or freezer. Unstrained bacon grease will last approximately 2-3 months because the solid bits of bacon will cause the grease to turn rancid more quickly.
Let the bacon grease cool completely on the parchment paper or foil. Once it hardens wrap it up and place it into the trash.
Try this recipe with my Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pancakes, or use it in my Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Casserole.
Did you try this method? Let me know how it turned out. Leave a comment below.
Blessings, Laura xo