This No Mess, Perfectly Baked Bacon is the easiest way to make bacon without the mess! Simply place it on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes. Then throw away the foil for easy cleanup, and you’re done!

This post is WAY overdue, and honestly I’m not sure what took me so long! I think because it’s so simple – I didn’t feel like it deserved it’s own recipe/blog post. But the more I thought about it – it TOTALLY DOES! Because perfectly baked bacon is life. And everyone should know how to cook it without grease splattering all over their kitchen. AmIright?!

First things first, we almost ALWAYS use sugar-free bacon from ButcherBox, which is usually Pederson’s Farms brand. ButcherBox is a meat delivery service that delivers grass-fed meat, organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your doorstep. You can choose to have it delivered monthly or bi-monthly, and pause/cancel whenever you want. It totally takes the stress out of searching for high quality meat at our mediocre grocery stores in Westminster – so I can focus on fresh produce, eggs, nuts, and other stuff for the kids.

I love to make Whole30 BLT wraps with romaine lettuce, mayo, tomato, and the bacon. Turkey is a great addition, too!

Their bacon is far superior to other nitrate-free bacon and I don’t think I can ever go back! Once you try it, I promise you’ll be hooked, too.

I like to use parchment paper vs foil, just because I am trying to cook with less tin foil/metals, but either one will do! Make sure you use a pan with relatively high rims around the edges to catch the grease. I never use a baking rack and my bacon still turns out crispy every time.

You can use this perfectly baked bacon in the following delicious recipes:

Whole30 Zuppa Toscana

Whole30 Cheeseburger Soup

Whole30 Jalapeno Popper Casserole


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No Mess, Perfectly Baked Bacon

My fail-proof method for baking bacon so it gets perfectly crispy every time, without the mess!
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  • Preheat oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place bacon strips about 1/2 inch apart in a single row on the baking sheet. Put the pan into the oven (you don't need to wait for it to fully pre-heat). The amount of time will depend on the brand and thickness of your bacon, but set the timer for 10 mins and watch it from there. Usually mine is perfectly crispy around the 12-13 min mark.
  • Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer each piece to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Let it cool/drain for 2-3 mins, then enjoy! And also enjoy the fact that all you need to do to clean up is throw away the parchment paper - VOILA!


Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 183mg, Potassium: 55mg, Vitamin A: 10IU, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg