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Baking Bacon

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 84
Cooking bacon on a rack in the oven is much easier than frying it in a pan. This method raises the meat in the pan so the strips aren't loaded with grease.
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  • 1 no sugar bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Set cooling racks on top of jelly roll pans and spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  • Arrange the bacon on racks in baking pan. Be careful not to overlap.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked slices to paper towels to absorb excess grease.


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There's no need to preheat the oven first. Just add about 5 minutes to the total baking time if starting to bake in a cold oven.
To prevent the grease from smoking when baking, try placing a pan of water on the lower rack.
For easier cleanup, skip the baking rack and crumble foil in strips to make a rack. Alternatively, skip the rack all together.
The fat collected on the bottom of the pan can be saved and used for cooking.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 84 | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 94mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 0 g | % Carbs: 0 % | % Protein: 30.8 % | % Fat: 69.2 % | SmartPoints: 3
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