Want to learn an easy way to make mess free crispy bacon? It’s a lot easier than you think!!! This tried and true method leaves your appliances free of grease and makes for a super quick clean up!
Perfect crispy bacon every time. No mess. No fuss.
It never occurred to me that most people didn’t cook bacon this way. This is THE only way I have cooked my bacon for so long, I have learned to take it for granted!
I learned how to cook bacon in the microwave from my mom…it was the only way we prepared bacon growing up! Aren’t mommas awesome?!
I love this method for mess free crispy microwave bacon for three big reasons:
- Minimal time required.
- It is less messy (no splattering fat all over my stove to be scrubbed off later!)
- Clean up is a breeze.
Three good enough reasons for me! So go ahead, make some nice, crispy bacon any hobbit would be proud to eat (yes…I am an oober Lord of the Rings fan!!)
Crispy Bacon In The Oven??
If you don’t use a microwave (because of space OR philosophy), check out my friend Nancy’s post on how to bake bacon in your oven for another option. I actually prefer to bake my bacon when I have pasture raised in my hands. That way, I can save all that lovely, nutritious fat for another use!
How Should I Use My Easy Crispy Bacon?
Besides enjoying it as is with any meal, you could try it in one these recipes calling for cooked bacon!
- Dairy Free Broccoli Bacon Salad
- Mango & Bacon Salad
- Whole30 Bacon Ranch Casserole @ Paleo Scaleo
- Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs @ What Great Grandma Ate
Additional Easy Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas?
- Instant Pot Quiche Cups
- Gluten Free Vegan Banana Cinnamon Waffles
- Easy Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Muffins
If you try this method out, let me know how it worked for you in the comments below!
Mess Free Crispy Bacon Method:
Perfect Crispy Bacon - The Easy Way!
- 5-7 slices favorite bacon
- Paper towels I have taken to using bamboo paper towels now! LOVE them!
Line a microwave-safe plate with 2-3 paper towels ( I like to use chlorine-free natural ones or bamboo).
Lay however many slices of bacon you wish to cook on the plate without overlapping the pieces. Cover with one paper towel.
Microwave the pieces on high for about a minute PER slice. So if you have 5 slices, that's 5 minutes! This GREATLY depends on the thickness of your bacon. I use a thick cut Trader Joe's Applewood Smoked Bacon, and it takes longer. I have used thinner pieces and it has taken less. Play it by ear...you simply check the bacon and if it is not crispy to your liking, plop it back in for another minute or more until you get the crispy texture your prefer
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