HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon

Make Perfect Bacon

Here's another home hack for you (1, 2, 3). The perfect way to make bacon? Ditch the frying pan. Instead, try Apartment Therapy's recipe for perfectly cooked, oven-baked bacon.

HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon

You Will Need:

  • High quality bacon (such as Niman Ranch)
  • Baking sheet with a 1/2"-3/4" lip (to catch the grease)
  • Aluminum foil

Step 1 Prepare the oven and lay out your bacon.

"Put your oven rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking sheet, leaving space so they don't overlap"

HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon

Step 2 Pop it in!

"Pop the bacon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. If it's thick bacon that produces a lot of grease you'll want to drain the grease halfway through."

HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon

Step 3 Test for doneness.

"When the larger grease bubbles subside and smaller bubbles appear on the bacon, you know it's done. If the bacon is already firm in the oven then it's cooked to long. Bacon firms up as it cools, generally."

HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon


  • "You can see the difference (pictured below) between the bacon on the left, which was baked for 15 minutes at 375°F and the bacon on the right, which was cooked for almost 20 minutes. Depending on how crispy you like your bacon, you can pull it out early or leave it in for a bit longer, but a couple of minutes makes a big difference."

HowTo: Make Perfect Bacon

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