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Toaster Oven Bacon

Toaster Oven Bacon is Crispy, Crunchy, Smoky and perfect every single time. There’s no reason to cook bacon any other way than in the toaster oven.

toaster oven bacon on a a plate

Toaster Oven Bacon

Toaster Oven Bacon hits the nail on the head every single time! The Toaster Oven makes perfect CRISPY, crunchy, perfectly cooked, bacon every single time!

Do you enjoy bacon that is cooked evenly from one end to the other?

How about cooking bacon without making a mess?

Yep? We all love those things! I’ll give you a few little tricks to try here that will even make this an entirely zero mess job! Can you believe it!

If you want to know how to save the bacon grease and use it your kitchen, do that here. How about a great dip using the bacon you make in the toaster oven? That’s here.

toaster oven bacon cooking in the pan

Here’s How You Do It

It’s so simple. You’ll be shocked!

  • Place the bacon on a rack that is in a shallow pan in the toaster oven.
  • Set the time and temp.
  • Come back in 9 minutes and enjoy your bacon!

Here’s What You Need

  • Bacon
  • Toaster Oven
  • Rack
  • Pan

Special Equipment

You don’t need any special equipment per se, but it helps if you have a little baking sheet that fits in your toaster oven and a rack that fits inside of it.

My toaster oven came with one but if yours didn’t, this set comes with the exact one I have.

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How Long To Cook Bacon in a Toaster Oven

You’ll want to set your toaster oven on 400 degrees and cook for 9 minutes for standard thickness bacon, center cut.

If you are using thick sliced bacon or if you bought the inexpensive bacon that is very thin, the cooking times may vary. Thick bacon will take longer, thin stringy bacon will cook more quickly.

raw bacon before going in the toaster oven

What Temperature to Cook Bacon in a Toaster Oven

You’ll want to cook your bacon at 400 degrees in the toaster oven for about 9 minutes.

How Do I Get Crispy Toaster Oven Bacon

Crispy toaster oven Bacon is achieved by keeping your bacon separated in the pan to allow air to circulate while it is cooking.

Cook the bacon long enough (about 9 minutes).

Should I Use an Air Fryer or Toaster Oven

If you have a toaster oven, it’s just as effective to cook crispy bacon in the toaster oven as it is to make it in the air fryer.

Using an air fryer may or may not cook your bacon more quickly but it won’t make it more crispy.

Is Regular or Thick Cut Best when Making Toaster Oven Bacon

You’ll find that regular cut bacon (especially the center cut) will make the most crispy and most evenly cooked bacon.

Thicker bacon takes longer to bake in the toaster oven and is more difficult to get crispy.

Do I Need to Cover with Foil to Prevent Spatters

There’s no need to cover the bacon with foil. The bacon really doesn’t spatter, the grease will run into the pan. Be careful when removing the bacon because the grease will be HOT!

toaster oven bacon on the table

Can I Add Spices and Sugar to My Bacon Before Cooking in the Toaster Oven

Yes! Absolutely You Can! In fact, here’s a terrific recipe for Mouth Party Bacon, start with this one!

Can I Cook Bacon in the Oven

Yes! You certainly Can and Here is How to Do it.

Can I Make Turkey Bacon in the Toaster Oven

You sure can! Make it exactly the same way as pork bacon. Watch the cook times as those may vary slightly based on the thickness of your turkey bacon.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Toaster Oven Bacon

  • Use regular thickness, center cut bacon for the best results.
  • Thin bacon will cook more quickly, so check it sooner
  • Thick bacon will take longer, check it often after the 9 minute mark.
  • Grease accumulate in the bottom of the pan, be careful removing it from the oven because the grease will be hot and it can burn you.
  • For great taste, add some spices or sugar to your bacon for great flavor!
  • Line the tray with aluminum foil for quick clean up.
  • Allow the grease to harden before trying to remove the aluminum foil to discard.
  • Save the grease for cooking with later! Bacon grease adds terrific flavor to many dishes!
  • If you do not have a rack for your toaster oven, no worries! Simply lay the bacon on aluminum foil and bend the edges up so that the grease will not drip out of the foil. Place the little foil tray you have made into the toaster oven.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze Bacon

You absolutely can freeze cooked bacon. Place into a freezer safe container and keep safely in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How Long Does Bacon Last

Cooked bacon will keep for 5 days if you keep it covered in the fridge.

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toaster oven bacon on a a plate

Toaster Oven Bacon

Crispy Tasty EASY and fun, this toaster oven bacon couldn't be simpler to do. You'll master it in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: toaster oven bacon
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon center cut, regular thickness is best

Instructions

  • Set the rack into the tray.
  • Stretch the 4 pieces of bacon across the rack. Set aside.
  • Set the toaster oven on 400 degrees.
  • When the toaster oven is preheated, place the rack into the toaster oven.
  • Set timer for 9 minutes.
  • Check the bacon at 9 minutes and it should be done, allow longer if it doesn't look as crispy as you like. Remove the tray. Allow it to cool slightly. Remove the bacon with tongs or a fork and serve hot.

Notes

  • Use regular thickness, center cut bacon for the best results.
  • Thin bacon will cook more quickly, so check it sooner
  • Thick bacon will take longer, check it often after the 9 minute mark.
  • Grease accumulate in the bottom of the pan, be careful removing it from the oven because the grease will be hot and it can burn you.
  • For great taste, add some spices or sugar to your bacon for great flavor!
  • Line the tray with aluminum foil for quick clean up.
  • Allow the grease to harden before trying to remove the aluminum foil to discard.
  • Save the grease for cooking with later! Bacon grease adds terrific flavor to many dishes!
  • If you do not have a rack for your toaster oven, no worries! Simply lay the bacon on aluminum foil and bend the edges up so that the grease will not drip out of the foil. Place the little foil tray you have made into the toaster oven.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Toaster Oven Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 291mg12%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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