I don’t know why it took me so long to come around to the idea of cooking bacon in my oven. Old habits die hard I guess. However, once I caught on to this approach to bacon, I’ve never turned back to the frying pan. Oven bacon is faster, easier, and has a whole lot less mess to deal with. It’s especially great when feeding a crowd!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then lay the bacon on the parchment, making sure the bacon strips do not overlap. Bake until crisp and brown, about 15-18 minutes, or rotating the baking sheet once to ensure even baking. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Notes: I usually fit about nine strips of bacon on a baking sheet, but that will depend on the size of your pan. I have another tray ready to go in when one comes out. The baking time will also vary with how thick your bacon is and how crispy you like it.