Simple Oven-baked Bacon

June 23, 2023 • 0 comments

Simple Oven-baked Bacon
At Jake's Country Meats, we take pride in our award-winning bacon, and over the years, we've discovered foolproof and simple methods for cooking it to perfection. One of our favorite techniques is baking it in the oven. This method not only saves you time and effort but also ensures consistently delicious bacon every time. With just a few straightforward steps and minimal cleanup, you can enjoy crispy and evenly cooked bacon without the hassle of constant flipping or dealing with grease splatters on the stovetop.



  • 1 package of your favorite Jake's Bacon (Hickory, Applewood, or Raspberry Chipotle)


  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
  2. Place the bacon slices in a single layer on the parchment paper, making sure they don't overlap if possible.
  3. Place the baking sheet with the bacon in the cold oven. This allows the fat to render properly.
  4. Set the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork fat has a smoke point of around 400 degrees, so we want to avoid that when possible.
  5. Allow the bacon to cook for about 12 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet 180 degrees to ensure even cooking.
  6. Continue baking for another 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon reaches your desired level of crispiness. 
    1. Look for small bubbles as the moisture escapes from the fat, you are almost there! (See below)
  7. Once the bacon is cooked to your liking, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven. 
  8. Place the baking sheet at an angle so the fat drains to one side, use a fork to move the bacon out of the fat.
  9. Let the bacon cool for a few minutes before serving.

Pro-tip: Remember to save the rendered bacon fat for later use in cooking, as it adds incredible flavor to various dishes.


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