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How To Cook Bacon On The Stovetop

All you need to know about: How To Cook Bacon On The Stovetop.


1. Begin by prepping your bacon. Cut into whatever size pieces you prefer. If using thick-cut bacon, you may want to cut it in half or thirds.

2. Place the bacon into a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat.

3. Cook the bacon slowly, turning it occasionally, until it is browned and crisp. Depending on the size of your pieces, this will take about 10-15 minutes.

4. Once the bacon is cooked to your desired crispness, remove it to a paper-towel lined plate.

5. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.

6. Carefully place the bacon back into the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until it is very crispy and crunchy. This should take about 3-5 minutes.

7. Remove the bacon from the skillet and place it on a paper-towel lined plate.


– To reduce spattering when cooking bacon on the stovetop, cover the skillet with a lid while cooking over medium-low heat.

– If you would like to add some extra flavor to the bacon, try adding a sprinkle of your favorite herbs or spices before cooking.

– For extra crispy bacon, try preheating your skillet with a bit of oil before adding the bacon.

– If you don’t want to use bacon fat, you can substitute butter or olive oil.

– Once the bacon is cooked, you can save the bacon fat for future use. Just let it cool and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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