- 12 slices bacon, thin or thick cut
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the bacon slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with tin foil. Roast until the fat begins to render, 5 minutes, then rotate pan front to back. Continue roasting until the bacon is crisp and browned, 5-6 minutes for thin-cut bacon and 8-10 minutes for thick-cut (less time altogether if freezing for later, see tip above). Transfer with tongs to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.