Have you ever wondered How to Cook Crispy Bacon? I’ve got the secret for perfectly cooked bacon in the oven.. and it requires only ONE ingredient! Plus, I’m sharing an awesome deal about how you can get free bacon for life!
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Let’s be real.. who DOESN’T love bacon?! Especially when it’s super crispy bacon that is whole30 / paleo friendly (and of course served up alongside some eggs and our favorite Crispy Sheet Pan Roasted Potatoes!) Crispy bacon is one of everyone’s favorite breakfast foods and today I’m going to share how you can cook the crispiest bacon EVER.
I mean seriously… like how are you not drooling just looking at that?! While we don’t eat bacon all the time, it is something we usually enjoy once or twice a week with our meals. Typically bacon is loaded with fat and has all kind of funky ingredients, so you might be wondering what bacon to buy?
What is the best bacon?
Personally, we think Butcher Box has the best bacon. They use Pederson’s farm bacon which has no added sugar (so it’s paleo and whole30 bacon!). The bacon comes from pork that is raised humanely, vegetarian fed, and has no antibiotics ever. You can actually get FREE BACON FOR LIFE (yes you read that right!) when you sign up for Butcher Box right now. That means in every Butcher Box you get (forever!) you will get free bacon! This deal ends Nov 30 and you really don’t want to miss out on it. Click here to get your free bacon for life! If you’re curious about Butcher Box you can read my Butcher Box Review.
Ok, now let’s get into how to cook crispy bacon. This is going to blow your mind with how easy it is. HEre’s what you’ll need to make crispy bacon:
How to cook crispy bacon in the oven:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 + prepare a lined baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon on parchment paper. Make sure the pieces are not overlapping, but they can be very close together (they will shrink)
Step 2: Bake the bacon for 10 minutes, flip with tongs and bake for additional 10 mins. Ta da- crispy bacon!!
Doesn’t it look amazing?!! No floppy gross bacon here!
How to cook crispy bacon in microwave:
I would recommend cooking bacon in the microwave because it never gets as crispy or that yummy oven roasted flavor. If you really don’t want to be bothered with your oven, you can just place your bacon in between two paper towels and microwave for about 3-4 minutes on a microwave safe dish. Truthfully though, take the extra time and turn that oven on!
Can I use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper?
Yes you can use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper in this recipe, however I think the bacon gets crispier on parchment paper, and it never sticks to the pan!
How to make crispy bacon pieces?
Who doesn’t love bacon bits?! In a salad.. on chicken.. they go well on just about anything. I cook my bacon per the directions in this post, allow it to cool completely and then just chop roughly with a sharp knife on a cutting board! The bacon is very crunchy so it will easily break!
What is the Butcher Box Free Bacon for Life Deal?
The Butcher Box Free Bacon for Life Deal simply means that when you sign up for Butcher Box before November 30th, you will get free bacon in every Butcher Box as long as your subscription. That means free bacon in EVERY box forever! We’ve seen this bacon retail for between $7- $8 in stores near us, so this is an awesome deal. It’s ending soon so click here to get your free bacon. If you’re curious about Butcher Box you can read my Butcher Box Review.
How to Cook Crispy Bacon
- 10 oz bacon
- parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 375 + prepare a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay bacon on parchment paper. Make sure the pieces are not overlapping, but they can be very close together (they will shrink)
- Bake the bacon for 10 minutes, flip with tongs and bake for additional 10 mins.
- Once bacon comes out of the oven, remove immediately from the pan and put on a paper towel lined piece of paper to absorb excess grease.
Get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.
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