Baking Bacon …in the oven


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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “Maegan’s makin’ bacon” come out of someone’s mouth …mostly my mother’s and my friend Erik who just calls me Bacon now, I would be a very rich woman. But I don’t just make bacon, I BAKE IT!


Here’s how I do it ….

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* Foil baking sheet, place {thick sliced} bacon side by side *
* Pre-heat oven to 400-425 {depending on your oven} *

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* Bake bacon for 15 – 20 minutes {depending on your oven} *
{bacon placed at ends will get crispier than center strips}

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* Remove baking sheet & elevate one side so grease runs down to the end *

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* Place bacon on layered paper towels to soak up grease *

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* Place paper towels on foil to soak up grease *

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* Once baking sheet has completely cooled down, remove foil & paper towels & discard …no mess! *

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* Enjoy …with syrup, of course *

Happy Sunday!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

48 Comments

  • Karisa Tells All

    June 6, 2010 |

    That looks delicious! So is it healthier that way then? (not that I need any more excuses to eat bacon!) I never thought to use an oven for bacon

  • Morgan

    June 6, 2010 |

    That breakfast looks amazing!!!

  • Rhonda

    June 6, 2010 |

    Bacon is the one meat I could never give up… so yummy. I think I’ll try it this way next time!

  • ...love Maegan

    June 6, 2010 |

    Karisa …no …not healthier …lol! Wishful thinking 😉 …it’s just ten times easier, is delish, and leaves no splatter grease to clean up!

  • Kath

    June 6, 2010 |

    this was the way my mum did it, a frying pan just seems wrong to me.

  • Closet Fashionista

    June 6, 2010 |
  • Lindsey

    June 6, 2010 |

    Isn’t it the easiest thing to do? I have been making my bacon that way for over a year now. I wish I had found out earlier!!!

  • Amber

    June 6, 2010 |

    mm yummie!

  • Fallon

    June 6, 2010 |

    Oh wow!!! what a great idea! I LOVE bacon but usually make it in the microwave because I like it to be crisper… which doesn’t always happen in the frying pan. This seems like it would work well too.. Im totally trying this next time. Might even have o have breakfast for dinner tonight 😉 lol

  • Lindsey

    June 6, 2010 |

    I do this too! I like it because it’s not as messy and it doesn’t make my house smell like bacon as much! And I love the way it cooks too! =) mmm . . I could eat some bacon right now!

  • pilcuis

    June 6, 2010 |

    I have never seen so much bacon in my life
    it looks delicious

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  • FashionJazz

    June 6, 2010 |

    Hi : ) il be honest I dont eat bacon, but my boyfriend does so I think i am going to try doing this for him : ) Hope u are well and having a lovely Sunday xxx

  • Rosita

    June 6, 2010 |

    haha i had bacon this morning toooo! yumm

  • Andrea

    June 6, 2010 |

    I have always made bacon this way! It’s even easier and less clean up/paper towel waste ( I know you love to cut back on waste) if you put a cookie cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet, then put the bacon on that. All the fat drips off onto the foil, and you need very little paper towels to soak up the extra grease as it’s all fallen off already! I usually just give the fat a little while to solidify too and then just pull the foil off, no paper towels needed!

  • josephine

    June 6, 2010 |

    YUM!!

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    June 6, 2010 |

    This is the one and only way that I make bacon at home!

    I get popped in the damn eye with hot grease every time I try to cook in a skillet!

    Most people who visit always say “it smells like bacon in here again”.

    Ummm…duh. Bacon makes everything better…Especially on a sandwich!

  • Sol

    June 6, 2010 |

    That looks seriously delicious. And the fact that they’re baked probably makes them more healthy. Either way it looks yummy indeed!

  • ashley nicole xx

    June 6, 2010 |

    mmmmmmm that looks amazing and I would love a peice or three right now 😉 I am also going to try baking it next time.. looks awfully delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    xx ashley nicole

  • ashley nicole xx

    June 6, 2010 |

    mmmmmmm that looks amazing and I would love a peice or three right now 😉 I am also going to try baking it next time.. looks awfully delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    xx ashley nicole

  • deanna

    June 6, 2010 |

    Mmmm….bacon
    xoxoxo

  • Lisa Petrarca

    June 6, 2010 |

    Okay…so I’m a little late. I just sat down at the computer after making & eating my BLT.

    That way looks so much better & would eliminate me getting grease pop burns all the time.

    Definitely going to make it like that next time.

  • Clarissa

    June 6, 2010 |

    Cooking bacon this way is the best! I think the kitchen stays cleaner, and it’s less time consuming. Love your blog:D

  • Anonymous

    June 6, 2010 |

    “Bacon it is!” (tomorrow) Since the grease drips into the paper towel, it is healthier than frying in a pan. I like the idea of using a rack with foil underneath, too!

  • Caroline, No.

    June 6, 2010 |

    I recently became vegetarian. Between this and realising today that there’s no more roast beef with my yorkshire pudding, I’m feeling tested.

  • Kate

    June 6, 2010 |

    I love cooking bacon this way! I drizzle a bit of maple syrup over the bacon before cooking it, soooo delicious, it caramelizes and smells amazing!

  • Holly

    June 6, 2010 |

    damn good looking brekky!

  • jen

    June 7, 2010 |

    That looks ridiculously oily… and.. DELICIOUS! hahaha I love how 50% of the plate is bacon =)

  • A.Co

    June 7, 2010 |

    Okay, and now I’m craving bacon 😉

    I’ve never made bacon in the oven, I will certainly try this!

    One thing I DO make in the oven is grilled cheese. Every done that?

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 |

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    或許新鮮刺激,或許瘋狂美好,但這一切,終究是偷來的…
    外遇傷害了一個幸福的家庭
    或許你會說:問題其實早已存在,外遇並不是傷害的唯一因素
    但是內心深處其實你知道,這只是外遇的藉口!
    建築在傷害別人之下所得到的愛情,終究難以幸福…

  • blackecstasy

    June 7, 2010 |

    omg! those bacon make me craving!

  • jemina

    June 7, 2010 |

    they look so delicious, yum, xoxo

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  • Alyson

    June 7, 2010 |

    You know what is REALLY good. You bake the bacon in the oven, and you sprinkle fresh cracked pepper and brown sugar. OMG… its like CANDY!

  • Rachel

    June 7, 2010 |

    That looks delicious… I must try that sometime, but I don’t think I’ll ever get my head round the American way of eating bacon with syrup… Meat and sugar? No way!

  • Ying

    June 7, 2010 |

    This is TOTALLY how I make bacon because I always make a ton of it and it can’t all fit in a pan. PLUS, the clean up is a breeze and NO splatter!

  • Kellie

    June 7, 2010 |

    Yum! So what about baking it is better than frying it? Is it healthier? Crispier? I love crispy bacon.

  • rae

    June 7, 2010 |

    I bake it too! It really is so much better.

    I have found that putting the bacon on a raised wire rack (like the kind for cooling cookies) with a cookie sheet below cooks the bacon perfectly– and eliminates any need for turning over or etc. If you can, try it out.

    Btw, uber heart your blog.

  • this free bird

    June 7, 2010 |

    BEST WAY TO MAKE BACON!!!

    gah! so hungry right now!

  • Sydnie

    June 7, 2010 |

    This looks delicious! I must try soon!

    Sydnie
    http://www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

  • drollgirl

    June 7, 2010 |

    GULP! i’ll be right over!!!

  • Lainey

    June 7, 2010 |

    I’ve never baked bacon before! And now I must try it. Thanks for the tip.

  • jennine

    June 7, 2010 |

    mmmm bacon! we toatlly had bacon and pancakes over the weekend! so good

  • Lynzy

    June 7, 2010 |

    Beautiful pictures! That looks so incredibly delicious

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  • Hi, it's Missy Em!

    June 7, 2010 |

    The raw bacon layout makes a droolworthy pic. I could eat the baked stuff like chips!

    Fortunately for my arteries, they don’t have this style of bacon in the UK.

  • Kristin

    June 8, 2010 |

    I am completely drooling all over my keyboard right now. OMG!

  • Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 |
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  • freeteyme

    June 11, 2010 |

    yum! I also bake my bacon. But I put it on top of the cooling wire rack you use for cookies and then onto a foil lined baking sheet. Most of the grease then drips off the bacon and it does not burn.