How to Reheat Bacon in the Oven

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Cook an entire package at once, freeze and then reheat as needed.
Cook an entire package at once, freeze and then reheat as needed. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

The United States produces over two billion pounds of bacon each year. In fact, every American consumes 18 pounds on average. With bacon being such a staple of the American diet, you are bound to have some left-over from time to time. While you can pop it in the microwave to reheat, some people prefer to reheat bacon in the oven. The dry heat of the oven will melt the coagulated fat on the slice and achieve that crispy texture that many people enjoy.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Previously cooked bacon
  • Pot holders

Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Place a sheet of foil on your baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Lay the pieces of bacon on the foil with a little space in between. This will allow them to reheat more evenly than if they were touching.

Place in the oven for five to seven minutes until the bacon has reached the consistency you desire. Chewier bacon may be done around five minutes, while crispier bacon may take seven minutes.

Remove the bacon from the oven, plate and serve.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the bacon is coming directly from the freezer and not the fridge, add a couple of minutes to the reheating time

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