How to Cook Turkey Bacon in the Oven



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Skip the stovetop and cook turkey bacon in the oven instead! It’s so easy, there’s minimal clean up and it results in perfectly crispy turkey bacon every time.

If you’ve never cooked turkey bacon in the oven you’re missing out because it’s so dang easy!

There’s no having to cook in batches if your pan isn’t big enough, no splatters on your stovetop and minimal clean up… just add all your turkey bacon to one parchment-lined baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes until nice and crispy! How easy is that?!

Turkey bacon on a baking tray.

Why You Should Cook Turkey Bacon in the Oven

  • Less mess – Cooking the turkey bacon in the oven means no grease splatters all over the stove top and no skillet to clean for easy cleanup!
  • Perfectly cooked – Achieve evenly cooked, perfectly crispy, not shriveled up turkey bacon every single time!
  • Great for feeding a crowd – It’s the best method for cooking turkey bacon especially when feeding a crowd as you can cook a full package at once. No having to cook in batches! Plus, you can pretty much leave the turkey bacon unattended to while preparing the rest of brunch.
One package of uncooked turkey bacon on a platter.

Ingredients Needed

You only need ONE ingredient for this recipe… turkey bacon! I suggest buying a nitrate free uncured bacon, but you can use your favorite brand of turkey bacon. I like Boar’s Head Uncured Turkey Bacon and Applegate Natural Hickory Smoked Uncured Turkey Bacon.

How to Make Oven-Baked Turkey Bacon

This recipe couldn’t be any easier! Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Lay the turkey bacon pieces on the baking sheet in a single layer. You might have to use two pans depending on the size of your turkey bacon package.

Bake for 10 minutes, flip the slices, and bake for another 5-10 minutes until it reaches your desired level of crispness. Remove the turkey bacon from the oven and transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to blot up any excess bacon grease.

Side by side photos of turkey bacon, before and after being cooked on a cookie sheet.

Brittany’s Tips!

  • Make sure you’re using a rimmed baking sheet otherwise you’ll have a mess on your hands.
  • Don’t overlap the slices on the baking sheet otherwise they might cook unevenly. Use two pans if needed!
  • Oven temperatures can vary and turkey bacon brands can also vary in the cook time, so start checking the bacon after the first 10 minutes and keep a close eye on it. This will help you avoid overcooking, making sure the turkey bacon reaches your desired level of crispiness.
Turkey bacon on a white plate.

How to Serve Turkey Bacon

Of course, you could snack on this turkey bacon straight out of the oven, but it’s also a super easy side for brunch or can be added to a variety of recipes. Here are a few ideas:

Turkey bacon on a baking tray.

How to Store Turkey Bacon

Turkey bacon is best enjoyed fresh on the day you cook it, but if you have leftovers you can easily store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

For longer storage, you can store the cooked turkey bacon in a freezer-safe bag or container in the freezer for up to 1 month. You’ll want to thaw the bacon in the fridge before reheating.

To reheat and restore its crispness, reheat the bacon in the oven at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes or in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes on each side.


How Long do You Bake Turkey Bacon in The Oven?

I’ve found that 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees results in perfectly cooked and crispy turkey bacon! Of course, the cook time will depend on your oven and the brand of turkey bacon as some might be cut thinner or thicker than others. Just keep an eye on your turkey bacon as it cooks!

Is it Necessary to Flip The Turkey Bacon While Cooking?

Flipping the turkey bacon helps it cook evenly and becomes crispy on both sides, but if your oven circulates heat well, you can skip flipping. You’ll just likely have a slightly less crispy bacon, but it’ll still be cooked.

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Turkey Bacon in the Oven

Skip the stovetop and cook turkey bacon in the oven instead! It's so easy, there's minimal clean up and it results in perfectly crispy turkey bacon every time.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 package of turkey bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange turkey bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer, being careful to not overlap the slices.
    Raw turkey bacon on a baking tray.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to your preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip, then cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the turkey bacon reaches your desired crispness.
    Baked turkey bacon on a baking tray.
  • Using kitchen tongs, transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to blot the excess grease, then serve!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 35kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 200mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Bacon in the Oven
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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