Oven Baked Bacon and Freezing

by Alyona's Cooking
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I’m sharing my oven baked bacon and freezing tips! This is the ONLY way I cook bacon now and once you learn how, you’ll have fully cooked bacon stashed in the freezer to pull out for any recipe!

So many recipes call for bacon! And let’s get real if you were to pan fry every bacon recipe you’d probably skip making it all together who wants to stand over a pan of splattering bacon? Not me! Baking bacon in the oven will save you the mess on your stove and you’ll have a batch full, not few. Freezing your bacon is brilliant and you know what’s in it because you baked it! This turns out like fully baked bacon sold at major grocery stores, only HOMEMADE! It’s really the ONLY way I make bacon at our house!

How to freeze cooked bacon:

Cooked bacon can be frozen, but there are some rules to go-by for success.

  • Bake your bacon without touching each other. You don’t want your bacon to stick together, other wise it’s prone to tear after being baked. Unless you quickly separate straight from the oven, it’s still safe.
  • Layer your cooked bacon between parchment paper before freezing. If you just dump all your bacon into a zip-loc bag it will freeze into one big clump.

How to make Homemade Bacon Bits:

Bacon bits is crumbled bacon. The best way to do that is to pulse frozen bacon in a food processor. Simply pulse to desired pieces.

For Chewier Oven Bacon:

Slightly under-bake or bake until golden brown.

For Crispy Oven Bacon:

For crispy oven baked bacon bake until dark brown.

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Ingredients for Oven Baked Bacon:

  • 1 lb package sliced bacon
  • aluminum foil
  • parchment or wax paper
  • 1 gallon zip-loc bag

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How to Bake and Freeze Cooked Bacon:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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2. Place bacon strips on the pan overlapping each other and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

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3. Quickly separate bacon strips while still hot (using a utensil) to prevent the bacon from sticking.

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4. Fold a 15 by 10-inch sheet of wax paper in half and stack about 4 bacon strips onto each paper layer. Place into a zip-loc bag and freeze.

5. To re-heat frozen bacon place in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Tip: You may also store cooked bacon in the refrigerator until needed, I only advise to do so for up-to a few days then freeze if needed. 

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Here is more recipes that we have using bacon:

Avocado Bacon and Ranch Wraps (Avocado BLT Recipe)

Bacon Broccoli Salad With A Creamy Honey Dressing

Bacon Olivye Salad {Bacon Potato Salad}

Copycat Costco Chicken Bake

 

4 from 3 votes

BEST Oven Baked Bacon and Freezing Tips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Alyona's Cooking
I'm sharing my oven baked bacon and freezing tips! This is the ONLY way I cook bacon now and once you learn how, you'll have fully cooked bacon stashed in the freezer to pull out for any recipe!
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Ingredients

Oven Bacon:

  • 1 lb package sliced bacon
  • aluminum foil
  • parchment or wax paper
  • 1 gallon zip-loc bag

Instructions

How to bake Bacon:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place bacon strips on the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. If bacon was overlapping, quickly separate bacon strips with tongs, while hot to prevent the bacon from sticking.

TO FREEZE:

  • Fold a 15 by 10-inch sheet of wax paper in half and stack about 4 bacon strips onto each paper layer. Place into a zip-loc bag and freeze.

Re-heating instructions:

  • To re-heat frozen bacon place 4-5 strips of bacon into the microwave for 30 seconds.

Notes

Tip: You may also store bacon in the refrigerator until needed, I only advise to do so for up-to a few days then freeze if needed.
To Crumble Bacon: Place frozen bacon strips into a food processor and pulse to desired crumbs. 
Let us know when you make this recipe!Leave a comment, rate it, and tag #alyonascooking!

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1 comment

Nev December 10, 2017 - 1:57 pm

I’m going to do this today.

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