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Toaster Oven Bacon ~ Spoonful of Easy
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Toaster Oven Bacon


This Toaster Oven Bacon takes just 8 minutes and requires zero attention from you while it cooks up perfectly crisp in the toaster oven.  Perfect for low-carb breakfasts for busy mornings or for recipes that call for a few slices of crispy bacon. This post contains affiliate links.

So I try to eat a fairly low-carb breakfast in the morning to balance out the many other non-low-carb choices I make throughout my week.  I wanted a way to have hot, crispy bacon every morning with my eggs and there’s no time for breakfast foods you have to monitor in the morning at the Nelson house, which is the beauty of this recipe.  Zero time and attention from you, but crispy fresh bacon in whatever quantities you choose.  I love the “cook bacon in the oven” hack is great for a big batch, but it just doesn’t reheat that well.  I finally found the perfect fix with Toaster Oven Bacon!

Toaster Oven Bacon How-to

Start with a pound of bacon and cut it half with your kitchen shears.  I’ve tried whole slices and just can’t get dependable results on the cook time like I can with half slices for some reason. 

Toaster Oven Bacon

Place whatever portion you’d like on your foil-lined toaster oven pan and store the rest in a Ziploc bag for use throughout the week.  Put the pan in the toaster oven ~ no preheating (truly, you don’t need to watch this at all)~ at 400° for eight minutes.  Now I like my bacon like super duper crispy, so if that’s not your taste, you may need to play around with the time a bit to get the texture where you like it. 

toaster oven bacon

Take your slices out and drain them on a paper towel and done!  I like to serve this in the mornings with what I like to call a Rustic Pan Scramble, which just means I put two eggs in a skillet and swoosh them around with my spatula instead of doing any kind of real prep and call it done :).  

toaster oven bacon

Anyone who likes softer bacon find a good modified time that works for them?  I’d love to hear in the comments.

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14 Comment

    1. We use ours all the time! But I’ve definitely been in decluttering mode and gotten rid of a few appliances in the past, so I feel you!

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  2. I want to try this – does the bacon cooking splatter all over the inside of the toaster oven? Do I need to/should I cover the pan of bacon over loosely with another piece of foil?

    1. I do need to degrease the toaster oven with a bit of baking soda now and then — I haven’t tried the loose foil — that’s a great idea! I will see how that goes, but overall, no, it’s not overly greasy in there. Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Thank you for taking time to answer my question, Carissa. Let me know what you find out when you try the loose foil. I will wait until then, and then try it. Thank you for your help. I’ve enjoyed your blog.

        1. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it! So I gave it a try and I upped the time from 8 minutes to 12 minutes and the bacon wasn’t even close to done. The foil piece had some grease spatter on it, but not a ton. I like the toaster oven for the quickness, so I don’t know if the added time needed would be a good tradeoff for me. I just degrease the toaster oven window every so often and that seems to work. Hope this helps!

  3. Loved this idea but had to cook bacon more than 8 min. But way better than standing over stove and cooking it, didn’t heat the house either. I’ll do it again.

    1. I’m glad to hear it! Sometimes I get a package that will take longer too — I don’t know if it’s the fat content varies or what makes the difference. Cutting it in half definitely helps my cook time though. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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