Easy Crispy Bacon Recipe

by Jackie Miao

Are you one of those people, who peel two slices of bacon, fry it on a pan and make a greasy mess of your kitchen?

I was that person, until I found a better way. It’s time to stop doing this the hard way! Today I’m going to teach you how to make crispy bacon so that you are bacon happy for your BLTs. This recipe is so insanely simple, you would never make bacon any other way anymore.

Here’s an easy, fast, and cleaner way to do it!

In fact it’s so easy, it’s totally fool-proof. Comes out perfect every time!

Start with 12 oz. of bacon. I like the Apple Smoked Bacon from Trader Joe’s, as it does not contain added nitrates and nitrites, though bear in mind that as it is still a smoked product, you would want to limit your consumption of smoked foods if you care about your health. Then again, I realize this is a BACON, not a LETTUCE post, so yea, just follow the rule of moderation!

Next you would want to heat preheat your oven to 400F.

Then, line a baking tray with some foil like this (For ease of clean-up later).

Then lay your bacon slices on top of the tray like this. You do not need to oil the sheet as the bacon already has plenty of fat! When your oven reaches 400F, shove your tray in there and bake it for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, rest your bacon for 5-10 minutes. Then it is ready for you to blot off the excess oil with paper towels, eat or store.

That’s it! SO EASY!

They are great in BLT sandwiches, chopped into Cobb salads, as a topping on chowders, on English muffins, in English Breakfast plates, or as a quick protein snack. To reheat, just simply toast it in a toaster oven lined with some foil, or in the oven. It gets crispier as you reheat it.

Easy Crispy Bacon Recipe


  • 12 – 16 oz. streaky bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lay bacon on a foil-lined baking tray.
  3. When oven reaches 400F, insert tray on the bottom rack and bake for 20-25 minutes for crispy bacon.
  4. Remove from the oven, and cool. When it is cool enough to handle, blot bacon with paper towels and store it in a container for up to a week.

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