Crispy Bacon - Stovetop

This is an easy recipe for crispy bacon cooked on the stovetop and ready in 20 minutes or less, depending on how crispy you like it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 slices


  • 1 medium or large nonstick skillet


  • 6 slices bacon thick-cut; high-quality


  • Starting with a cold pan and cold bacon, place the bacon in the pan, slightly touching (but not overlapping), making it easier to flip and avoid sticking to each other.
  • Turn the burner on low, anywhere between 325° and 350°F. Our stove setting is 0 - 10, so we started between 3.5 and 4.
  • Allow the bacon to cook and render the fat for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Using tongs or a fork, flip the bacon, once you notice the bottom beginning to form a crust. You may want to shuffle the bacon around the pan to evenly cook the slices, especially if your burner has a hot spot; usually the middle.
  • Cook the bacon another 10 minutes until both sides have developed a nice crust and done to your desire. If needed, you can cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When ready to remove bacon from the pan, shake the bacon with your fork or tongs lightly, to remove excess bacon fat. Lay the bacon slices on a mesh splatter screen (as photographed), or a bed of paper towels, to absorb the excess fat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Pair with other breakfast/brunch favorites like Pancakes for Two and Scrambled Eggs with Cheese! 🙂 
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