Mess-Free Bacon

Cook the bacon and set it aside.
Cook the bacon and set it aside.
Crispy Bacon

There is nothing like the sounds, aroma, flavours, and texture of perfectly cooked bacon.

Even adding a small amount to a dish can make such a delicious difference.

But, cooking it on the stove top, in a fry pan, can be a massive pain. The mess, the spitting, the curling bacon … ugh.

This technique will allow you to cook an entire pack of bacon without all the mess. Rest assured that the sizzle and smell of cooking bacon remains. As a bonus, there are no pans with crusted on bits to have to contend with.

I like cooking more bacon than I need because it lets me freeze what I don’t use. This makes portion control, and adding just a little to a dish, possible.

Give this technique a try, it will save you so much mess and frustration.



Mess-Free Bacon

Servings Prep/Cook
30 Minutes

Recipe Notes

  • Using foil on the pan limits the messy cleanup
  • Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers


  • Bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (204 °C)
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top
  3. Place bacon on racks in a single layer. The bacon will shrink a lot, so a little overlap in the beginning is fine
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and check to see if the tray needs to be turned. You can flip the slices at this point, but it is not necessary
  5. Bake for another 10 minutes or until they are done to your desired crispness
  6. Remove from oven and allow them to cool
  7. Refrigerate or freeze any leftover cooked slices

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