Sunday breakfast is one of my favorite meals! Mainly because I don’t have to go to work, I can relax with my family, and I can stay in my pajamas all day if I want to! With a very active one year old girl at my feet, it is definitely tougher to stand at the stove than it used to be. Not only does she hang on my legs, but all she wants is to be picked up so she can see all the action (future chef in the making??) Unfortunately as good as bacon smells and as exciting it is to see grease popping in the frying pan…it’s not the safest place for a baby!
So I decided to try something different this weekend. I decided to cook bacon in the oven instead of on the stovetop. It’s not necessarily an overall time saver. However, it does allow you to take the cooking time and spend it doing something else while your oven does all the work. All you need is a baking sheet, some parchment paper, and of course the bacon itself. Then, throw it in the oven for 30 minutes!
My daughter and I took our half hour to build block towers, knock them down, and build them up again. We have these classic wooden blocks with ABC’s on them that she loves. I remember playing with the same blocks when I was little! We sang our ABC’s! I also heard our daughter said “Pooh” for Winne the Pooh for the first time today! Very exciting day in the Haggerty household, hahaaa. And definitely time well spent! When the half hour was up, I pulled the crisp, hot bacon out of the oven. We enjoyed it with some scrambled eggs. I would definitely recommend this method of baking bacon to anyone! It doesn’t have to just be for busy parents. Anyone who doesn’t want to get splattered by bacon grease can use this method! Here’s my way of how to cook bacon in the oven!
- 1 lb bacon
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Lay strips of bacon across baking sheets.
- Bake in 350° oven for approximately 30 minutes (the bacon should appear brown and crisp),
- Use tongs to remove bacon and transfer to a plate.
Looking for some other great bacon recipes? Try my Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots!