Quick & Easy No-Mess Bacon | Breakfast Meals | Kitchen Tips | Main Course Meat | Homemade Bacon

Mmmmm….bacon.

If you’ve ever avoided making bacon because you just didn’t feel like dealing with the greasy mess left behind, this post might just change your life. You see, my husband was the exact same way. He loved eating bacon, but didn’t love cooking it. It was just too much cleanup.

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And then two years ago, on our big summer road trip, we stayed with some friends in Indiana. Fred, a fellow stay-at-home-dad, introduced my husband Chuck to the genius technique that we have used ever since–the technique I am sharing with you today.

Some of you may already make bacon this way–you are obviously much smarter than we are! But for those of you who are stuck using a griddle or frying pan the way we were–take note. This post is about to change everything.

All you need to make mess-free bacon is parchment, a baking sheet and your favorite bacon (we like Smithfield).

Here is what you need:

1 lb bacon
large cookie sheet
parchment paper
 
Spread the parchment onto your baking sheet.  

Step 1: Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Cut length of parchment paper longer and wider than cookie sheet.

Be sure to fold the edges of the parchment down so it fits into the pan.

Step 2: Fold up edges of parchment paper; trim excess so that each edge is approximately 1″ tall.

Lay the bacon flat on your parchment lined baking pan.

Step 3: Layout bacon on parchment paper.

Bake the bacon for ten minutes and then use a spatula to flip each strip.

Step 4: Bake 10 minutes; check and flip bacon and then cook 3-6 minutes longer. Cook longer for crispier bacon. Cooking time will differ depending on thickness of bacon.

Blot your bacon with a paper towel and serve--clean up is a breeze and no greasy mess!

Step 5: Toss parchment paper, blot grease with paper towel and serve. Could not be any easier!

Quick & Easy No-Mess Bacon

These step by step instructions will ensure you get crispy bacon each time without all the mess.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Quick & Easy No-Mess Bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon
  • large cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Cut length of parchment paper longer and wider than cookie sheet.
  2. Fold up edges of parchment paper; trim excess so that each edge is approximately 1" tall.
  3. Layout bacon on parchment paper.
  4. Bake 10 minutes; check and flip bacon and then cook 3-6 minutes longer. Cook longer for crispier bacon. cooking time will differ depending on thickness of bacon.
  5. Toss parchment paper, blot grease with paper towel and serve.