Cooking turkey bacon in the oven is easy and a great way to get delicious, crispy bacon. No need for a greasy pan, this simple method works well for getting perfectly cooked turkey bacon every time.
Why this method works
- Like air fryer turkey bacon, cooking it in the oven is one of the best ways to make bacon. Once you make turkey bacon in the oven, you won’t go back to cooking it on the stove!
- It’s a great way to cook for a crowd. You can easily cook several slices of turkey bacon at one time.
- Don’t have to worry about grease splattering in a skillet or on the stove.
- Doesn’t need much attention or babysitting. It allows you to multitask in the kitchen to get other things cooked like eggs or waffles.
- Crispy bacon is wonderful for breakfast, on sandwiches, crumbled on salads, or even on loaded baked potatoes. Try serving alongside fried eggs, or pancakes for the ultimate breafast.
Turkey bacon – There are many different brands of turkey bacon. I’m using Jennie-O but this method will work for your favorites like Oscar Meyer turkey bacon, Applegate, Butterball, peppered bacon, and more.
You will also need a rimmed cookie sheet pan and foil or parchment paper. This helps for easier cleanup.
Make sure to use a rimmed pan so the grease doesn’t leak over the edge.
How to cook turkey bacon in the oven
Step one: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Step two: Place a piece of foil or sheet of parchment paper on the cookie sheet to help catch the bacon grease and for easy clean-up. Place baking rack on top of the foil.
***Tip: If you don’t have a rack, you can place the bacon directly on the foil.
Step three: Lightly spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray. Place slices of turkey bacon in a single layer on the baking wrack.
Step four: Bake the turkey bacon for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the bacon over and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes depending on how crispy you like your turkey bacon.
Step five: Line a plate with a paper towel. Place cooked bacon on paper towel to help remove excess grease.
- Make sure to keep an eye on the bacon during the cooking process. The cooking time will vary depending on how done you like bacon. I would recommend checking after a total of 12 minutes of cooking time.
- This method can also be used to make pork bacon.
- If you are cooking thick-cut turkey bacon, the temperature will stay the same but it might need a few extra minutes of cook time. If will probably take the full 20 minutes.
- How to make peppered turkey bacon – Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper on the uncooked turkey bacon before it goes in the oven. This adds a nice hint of spicy flavor.
How to store leftover turkey bacon
Have leftover bacon? Let it cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container or zip bag. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Reheat leftovers in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 5 minutes or in the air fryer at 380 degrees F for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Does turkey bacon get crispy?
Turkey bacon can get crispy. Here are a few tips to help:
- Make sure the bacon slices are in a single layer. If they overlap, they won’t crisp up very well.
- Don’t forget to preheat the oven before cooking. This helps get the oven nice and hot.
More bacon recipes
- Bacon wrapped water chestnuts
- Bacon wrapped pineapple
- Bacon wrapped asparagus
- Bacon wrapped little smokies
Turkey Bacon In The Oven
- 1 package turkey bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Top with a wire cooling rack. (The rack is optional. If you don't have one just place bacon on the foil.)
- Lightly spray rack with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place turkey bacon on wire rack in a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes and then carefully flip the turkey bacon over. Cook another 5-10 minutes depending on how done you like your bacon.