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BEST Oven Baked Bacon and Freezing Tips

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: how to, Kitchen Tips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze bacon, oven bacon
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Alyona's Cooking


Oven Bacon:

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


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.


  • 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.


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.