Better Baked Bacon

Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 lb thick cut bacon about 24 slices


  • Do not preheat oven
  • Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  • Arrange bacon on prepared baking sheet in a single layer without sides toughing or overlapping.
  • Start bacon in a cool oven, then turn heat to 350° F.
  • Bake to desired crispness, 25-35 minutes. Remove from oven, careful not to spill grease.
  • Using tongs, transfer bacon slices to a paper towel lined plate.
  • After the grease has cooled but not set, pour into a heatproof container for later use (unless your using additional seasoning).


I like to save the bacon grease (unless using other seasonings). Cover and keep in the refrigerator for later use.
Other seasonings might include cracked black pepper, brown sugar, smoky chipotle chili powder or all or some of them together depending on taste.
Keyword GF, keto, Paleo
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