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Make Ahead Batch Bacon

Cooking bacon for a crowd? Here's the ultimate hack - bake it, store in the freezer and simply reheat when ready to eat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bacon, Freezer Friendly, Make Ahead
Servings: 12
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1 lb bacon about 24 slices


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees or if using convection mode preheat to 400 degrees. Place oven racks on lower middle and upper middle positions.
  • Arrange the bacon in a single layer on two rimmed foil lined baking sheets. Place both baking sheets in oven and bake until crisp and browned, about 18-20 minutes. Make sure and rotate the pans halfway through the baking process.
  • Remove from oven and transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Serve immediately or freeze ahead for later.


  • Remove foil from baking pans and discard. Place parchment or wax paper on baking sheet.
  • Arrange bacon in a single layer on baking sheet, add another piece of parchment or wax paper and layer another layer, making sure pieces aren’t touching. Freeze until hard, about 2 hours. This is a critical step, so don’t skip this.
  • Transfer to gallon sized freezer safe bag and remove one piece out at a time as needed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 157kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 74mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg