If you love bacon as much as I do, you’ve probably stocked your freezer with a few packages of pre-cooked bacon. It’s the perfect way to have bacon on hand for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
But cooking frozen bacon can be tricky. If you don’t do it right, you’ll end up with burnt bacon or bacon that’s not cooked through. But don’t worry! I’m here to show you how to cook frozen bacon in oven perfectly every time.
Step One: Preheat Your Oven
The first step to making perfect baked bacon is to preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It will ensure that your bacon cooks evenly and doesn’t end up undercooked or burnt.
Step Two: Line up a Baking Sheet with Foil or Parchment Paper
- Next, you’ll need to line up a baking sheet with either foil or parchment paper. This step is very important because it will avoid your bacon from constantly sticking to the pan and making a mess.
- If you’re using foil, make sure to crinkle it up before lining it into the pan, so it lies flat. You can also use a non-stick foil for extra easy cleanup. If you’re using parchment paper, make sure to cut it so that it fits snugly in the pan.
Step Three: Place Bacon Slices on the Sheets
Once your baking sheet is lined up, it’s time to place your frozen bacon slices on the sheet. You can line them up in rows or place them in just a single layer so that they are not touching each other. I prefer to cook my bacon in a single layer so that all sides get crispy and perfectly crunchy, but feel free to do whatever you prefer.
Step Four: Bake Until Crisp
- Now all you have to do is pop your bacon-filled sheet into the oven and let it cook until the bacon is crisp, which should take about 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on your bacon towards the end of cooking, so it doesn’t get burnt.
- Extra tip: If you like your bacon extra crispy and crunchy, cook it for an additional five minutes. Just be sure to keep a close eye on it so it does not get burnt!
FAQ – How to cook frozen bacon in the oven
How do you thaw frozen bacon quickly?
The best way to thaw bacon is to place it in the refrigerator overnight. If you’re in a hurry, you can also place the bacon in a resealable bag and submerge it in cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes until the bacon is thawed.
How long does frozen bacon take to defrost?
It usually depends on how much bacon you’re thawing and the type of method you’re using. If you’re thawing bacon in the refrigerator, it will take several hours. If you’re using cold water, it will take about 30 minutes per half-pound of bacon.
Can I cook frozen bacon?
Yes, you can cook bacon from frozen. Just be aware that it will take about 50% longer to cook than thawed bacon.
Can I reheat the frozen bacon?
Yes, you can reheat cooked bacon, but it’s best to avoid doing so more than once. Reheated bacon can be dry and chewy. If you must reheat bacon, do so in the oven or on the stovetop over low heat.
How many days can bacon be stored in the refrigerator?
Cooked bacon will last inside the fridge for up to one week. The raw bacon can be kept inside the fridge for up to two weeks. Bacon can also be frozen for up to three months.
How do I store frozen bacon?
Cooked bacon can be kept inside the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week. Raw bacon should be stored inside the fridge in a resealable bag or covered container. Bacon can also be frozen in a resealable bag for up to three months.
What is the best way to cook frozen bacon?
The best way to cook bacon is in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line up a baking sheet with foil. Place the bacon on the baking sheet and cook for 18-20 minutes. For extra crispy bacon, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Perfectly Cooked Frozen Bacon In Oven Without Any Hassles
And there you have it—the secret to ideally preparing frozen bacon.
This method for cooking bacon is my new go-to because it’s so much easier than traditional methods and yields perfectly crispy results every time.
Give this method a try next time you’re craving some delicious bacon, and let me know how it turns out in the comments below!
I’m Rachel, and I love food. I especially love writing about food – reviewing different brands and items, and sharing my thoughts on new frozen foods that hit the market.
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