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Bacon for the Family or a Crowd

Bacon for the Family or a Crowd


"This is the way to get crisp bacon without having to constantly turn it, watch over it, or get burnt by splatters of grease. It 'fries' up flat and doesn't curl, which looks great beside a breakfast plate of eggs, and makes BLT sandwiches much easier. Very nice when feeding a family or crowd."
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20 m servings 203 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 865 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange bacon on baking sheet in a single layer with the edges touching or slightly overlapping.
  2. Bake in preheated oven to desired degree of doneness, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove bacon from the baking sheet with tongs or a fork, and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I am the submitter to this recipe. No need to line your cookie sheet. Allrecipes did not include that you must use a cookie sheet with raised edges, make sure it is THICK sliced bacon, the thin ...

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this is good,but i like to sprinkle brown sugar. makes it even better!!!

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I am the submitter to this recipe. No need to line your cookie sheet. Allrecipes did not include that you must use a cookie sheet with raised edges, make sure it is THICK sliced bacon, the thin ...

This method of cooking bacon when you're either cooking a big breakfast or when you're making a lot of bacon is like having a kitchen assistant! More important, it turns out beautifully. However...

I have been doing this for years as I learned it in a restaurant I worked at. I line my baking sheet with foil. I didn't see any one mention this tip: Lay a sheet of foil over the top loosely to...

I will not use a frying pan ever again after using this method! I always place my cooling rack over my sheet pan and place the bacon on top. That way the grease drips through the rack and my bac...

This is how I cook my bacon only I don't use thick sliced and I put my oven at 425 because it gets crispier...and I find turning it once helps both sides to be crispy....It's easy and you can ju...

Wow. I am excited about this recipe! I love bacon and usually make it every weekend. If I'm pressed for time I'll do it in the micro but that is not as good. This morning I decided to try this r...

I love bacon, but I hate frying it on the stovetop. For myself, I generally nuke it to reduce some grease/fat, but DH is not a big fan of nuked bacon. I'm so glad I stumbled across this "recip...

Great idea! So simple a caveman could do it : ). One extra thing that I do is save all that grease, pour it into a 8x8 cake pan lined with aluminum foil, mix in some corn meal and sunflower s...

Thank you for a great way of cooking a bunch of bacon! I tried this on top of my broiler pan, to let the fat drain off, and I tried it as written. It is much better and cooks much faster as writ...

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