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There is no food in the world that smells better when it’s cooking than BACON. The smell of bacon makes me so dang happy. And I’m going to show you the easiest way to make bacon in your oven on a sheet pan with no mess.
Cooking bacon can be a big, messy pain in the ass, but it doesn’t have to be. With this method you just lay the bacon flat on a sheet pan, pop it in a cold oven and let it do its thing for about 30 minutes. It makes for easy clean-up and comes out perfect every time. You don’t have to babysit it or stand over a splattering pan on the stove. You do have to set a timer!
Another great thing about using this sheet pan method to cook your bacon is that you can make a whole pound (package) at once. If you don’t finish it in one meal, you can save and reheat the cooked bacon strips in the microwave later. I love having cooked bacon in the feezer so I can use it for a breakfast sandwich or to top avocado toast, a salad or a baked potato.
Also, be sure to save your bacon grease when you’re finished cooking. I pour it into a small glass container and keep it in the refrigerator so that I can add a little boost of smoky bacon flavor when I’m roasting vegetables or searing meats.
I’ve been cooking bacon this way for years and highly recommend it.