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
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy bacon stovetop, crispy bacon strips recipe, how to cook perfect bacon on stove, stovetop crispy bacon recipe
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 37kcal


  • 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! 🙂 


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 40mg | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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