Baked bacon is one popular item on most people’s breakfast menu. There’s many ways to cook bacon. One popular way is to cook it on the stove. But are you tired of splatters on stovetop created by frying bacon? If yes, it’s time to cook the classic breakfast in oven with less mess and fuss. It’s very easy, delicious and saves you cleaning efforts. The temperature I like to use is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bacon cooks fast in the oven, so timing is important. How long to bake bacon in oven at 350 degrees? Today, I like to share the answer to this question as well as tips to cook delicious bacon.
Bacon takes 22 minutes to bake to perfect doneness at 350 degrees in the oven. The final result is a moderately crispy and insanely delicious bacon. If you are a fan of extra crunchy bacon, keep it in the oven for 5 minutes longer. If you prefer a moister and softer bacon, remove it from the oven 5 minutes earlier. Bacon slices differ in size and thickness. That’s why the recommended timings do not lead always to desired results. To stay on the safe side, we suggest you to open the oven when most of the cooking time has passed to inspect the slices visually and determine their level of doneness. You can also cut a little piece and taste it.
If you are in a hurry with breakfast preparation, you can increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The bacon will cook in 18 minutes and come out super crispy and brown. Make sure you are okay with smoky flavor in bacon before roasting it at 400 degrees. At this temperature, the bacon grease starts to smoke, but it doesn’t affect much the final taste. In fact, the taste is very inviting. But again, it’s depends on what everyone prefers. In lazy mornings when you are in no rush to go anywhere, you can slow cook the bacon at 300 degrees Fahrenheit to receive a light brown top and a tender flesh. The whole process will take about 30 minutes.
If you like to test out other temperatures, this bacon temperature chart shows the cooking timings for each temperature
The best temperature to cook bacon in oven is 350 degrees F. You get a fast cooking time and a crispy and flavorful bacon. If you love smoke scent and extremely crunchy crust, your go-to is undoubtedly 400 degrees.
Here’s the recipe to cook bacon in the oven.
If you want to cook bacon fast, choose thin-cut bacon over thick-cut ones. To speed up the cooking process of the thinnest bacon, broil it for a few minutes. Bake it for 12 minutes, then broil for another 3 minutes to make it reach perfect doneness. We wouldn’t recommend you to use this method if you dislike extremely crispy bacon.
If you are more into soft bacon, use the convection feature to reduce the cooking time while not causing overly crunchy and smoky slices. These smart tricks really work, yet we don’t see the need to use them given that bacon has naturally a short cooking time. But of course, if 2-3 minutes make a difference in your situation, you can use these methods.
Bacon can hardly be served as a dish on its own. Other than serving it separately on the plate with fried eggs, we would like to suggest you some recipes where you can integrate baked bacon. Stuffed mushrooms is a marvelous dish whose greatness resides in its stuffing made of Parmesan, cooked bacon, parsley and olive oil. Another filling dish where bacon takes the center stage is Bacon Fettucine Alfredo. By adding roasted bacon crumbs to the creamy pasta you enrich it with savory flavors and an appetizing crisp. Bacon and salad is not an impossible combination. It is proven by the mouthwatering Amish Broccoli Salad which is broccoli dressed in mayonaisse and mixed with lots of cheese and roasted bacon.
It takes 18 minutes to cook bacon in oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use this temperature to get super crispy bacon with smoky flavor.
Normally, I place the cooling rack over the bacon. This keeps the bacon from curling.
The trick is to lay one piece of parchment paper over the foil. Then place your bacon on them. This will prevent the bacon from sticking to the foil.
use higher temperatures from 350 degrees and above. These temperature will create the crispy texture for your bacon. The higher you go, the more crispy it gets. But at higher temperature, you need to keep a close watch to avoid them being burnt.