How to Cook Bacon in the Oven | Cooking for a Large Family!

– Good morning friends. It’s only about 7:30 here. It’s actually Saturday
when I’m filming this and I thought I would tackle today, doing bacon in the oven. I know many of you have shared with me your tips and tricks and helpful pointers on how to make a large
family amount of bacon and that’s what I have needed. I know I kind of gave up making
bacon about a year or so ago because we need several pounds at meal because everybody loves it. And it’s always a mess
to cook on the stove and it’s always very overwhelming
to cook in the microwave. And the last couple times
I attempted to make it, I just ended up burning it a whole lot. So, you know, burnt bacon
and then no one would eat it and I had wasted all that time. So this morning I’m gonna give a go at making bacon in the oven. And a couple hundred of
you said it was great, so we’re gonna give it a try. Right now no one is up yet and I’m just making my coffee. I’m gonna try to slip
out on the front porch and have a little bit
of Bible reading time. And somewhere within all
that, get my makeup on and then we will work on making a nice big Saturday morning breakfast. How it’s worked out is we actually have some leftovers right now as
far as our other meals today. I have some pizza bagels leftover and I have a pan of our baked spaghetti. See if I can say that right at 7:30. And I’ll put a picture up
on the screen for you now. What I like to do with our spaghetti is I’ll make spaghetti one night and then the next night
I put it in baking dishes and I layer some, let’s see, I don’t think I
can count my coffee scoops while I talk, so let’s say six. Slow down Jamerrill, seven. Okay, there we go. Now I can function. So I make spaghetti the first night and of course we have
it hot off the stove. Well another thing I have run into, is that when I go to reheat
spaghetti on the second night, it again is very taxing
and time consuming, trying to get it all reheated. So what I have been doing in recent months is on the second night when we go to have our spaghetti leftovers is I pour it all into baking dishes, layer it with cheese, sometimes
I’ll top it with pepperonis or maybe some other
crumbled meat or something if I happen to have it and then I’ll reserve it the second night. So we’ve got a pan of that
actually left from last night and some pizza bagels and
some various odds and ends so I think that tonight is gonna
turn into a leftover night. Good morning beautiful. Good morning, two beautiful girls are up. And tomorrow we’ll end up doing our, moving our weekend chili
over to Sunday and Monday. Now I’ve read from
several different comments and several of ’em, I
think the majority say about using foil for the bacon. I’m gonna actually use parchment paper. I believe that one viewer mentioned to me about parchment paper and then I just Googled
some recipes online and there were a few different methods, just the same thing as using foil, except it was with parchment paper. Getting some ice here. Gotta get Amelia a cup of water. And parchment paper is what I have. So it’s not a big scientific reasoning on why I’m using parchment
paper versus foil, it’s just I totally forgot to
get foil and Aldi yesterday, so I’m using parchment paper and we’re just gonna see how this goes. So I pulled out my parchment paper. I’m gonna line my pans in it. I’ve got two big baking
pans I’m gonna use here and I’ve set my oven on 400. Now mostly from what I’ve read and from what you guys have told me in about 15 to 20 minutes,
the bacon should be perfect. So we’re just gonna see. (upbeat music) So here’s how the bacon
turned out in the pans of getting it in the oven. It’s not done yet done, of course, So here’s a look. I lined two pans up. Now I’m gonna stick this
in the oven at 400 degrees and we’re just gonna
see how this turns out. I do have a little bit of bacon left. I’ll probably get a third pan lined with parchment paper too. Get in the oven. There we go. And then get my other pan goin’. (metal clanking together) And there’s a look at it. Actually this oven is a lot smaller than my oven at the other house. Eventually I’ll switch it out, but for now I can still
fit two pans in there. Okay, so what happened is, I think my oven timer went off
about five or 10 minutes ago so the bacon stayed in a
little longer than I wanted to. It still looks fantastic, but there are a few pieces on the end that I’m gonna show you that
were in a little too long. So here’s how it looks when I took it out. And now I’m gonna get the other pan out. So now we’re gonna get out the other pan and this pan was on the bottom. So the bacon has turned out like a dream and I am making everyone
bacon, egg, and cheese bagels for breakfast. And I’m gonna show you real quick though, that it’s all true. It is easy cleanup. Have a look at this. So with the parchment paper
we got the big yucky pan, but then look, all clean. And that’s just my rusted
old pans underneath. So it’s funny, I don’t know
if you’re the same way, I’ll use things for 10,
15, almost 20 years. I think our can opener
my husband and I got way back before we were getting married, like I don’t know, 18 years ago or so. So we need a new can opener. Need new pans. But the pan is now perfectly clean. (paper rustling) So now I can just bundle up my bacon mess and get it in the trash. (upbeat music) So guys, thank you for
watching me fumble around and cook bacon today. If you click the link in
the description below, you’ll go over to the
Encouraging Home School Mom Blog where I share a lot more details and more pictures of our
breakfast this morning and how I did bacon in the oven. Also be sure to subscribe, not only to the YouTube channel, but to the Encouraging
Home School Mom Newsletter where I send out a personal
newsletter every week with more tips and resources and things that I have
found on the internet that are helpful for me as a mom of a large and growing family. And as you see Daniel here, hey Daniel. Daniel’s here in my hair. We’re getting ready to go on a hike all around our property, which will take a good
hour, maybe hour and a half if we end up going down
to our mailbox too. What did you think Daniel? And we’ll see you next time
with another brand new video. Bye, bye.

100 comments on “How to Cook Bacon in the Oven | Cooking for a Large Family!”

  1. Lottie Faith says:

    Were you able to save the grease? I've wondered about this method.

  2. Sofia Romero says:

    I love that your Kids help you….awesome family….kisses from argentina 🌎 😘

  3. Helen says:

    Those sandwiches look delicious !!! Can you be my mom!!

  4. Sherry Hefner says:

    I love all your videos Jamerrill!!

  5. mom of 4 gutierrez says:

    omg baby Daniel is adorable such a happy baby good job mommy😄😃

  6. Dani Ash says:

    Love cooking Bacon in the oven. My mom found out about that tip from Rachel Ray, talk about a life saver. The most we have ever made Bacon for was 6 adults. I usually do tin foil on the sheets and then 425F and about 20 Mins. We did Bacon at my old work for about 100 kids and that was fun. We used parchment paper and I want to say about 12 minutes for the fancy oven.

  7. Terry Dunn says:

    I wanted to try bacon in the oven but was afraid grease would spatter all over. Did you find it left your oven a mess? My kids are grown and I didn't home school but for some reason I find your videos so interesting.

  8. Inanna08 says:

    When you use aluminum, the fat is easier to control.

  9. Mama Jenn says:

    Haha! No shame in functioning(but not "still new" looking) cook and bakeware! Mine looks beat up but I just say it was seasoned with love…over many, many years lol.
    Glad the tip worked for you!
    Hope you have a blessed day!

  10. Caroline Garrison says:

    This will be a off video question but how do you decide what parts of the bible to read? I really want to get back into it but always feel a little lost as to where to start. Thank you! Love your videos!

  11. Caleb Shipley says:

    I use parchment paper for backing bacon all the time. 🙂

  12. DEE TALKS DAILY says:

    I always bake my bacon but I put it on a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet so it doesn't sit in the fay

  13. Astacia Lloyd says:

    I did it once like you did & it was delicious, but my oven was soooo greasy & the house was smoked out…it took several weeks to dissipate…disappointing because it was so great & easy other side…my bacon was even low grease…maybe I needed bigger pieces of parchment…hmmm.

  14. Hailey Good says:

    looks super easy! i dont have a large family on earth with me but we all love our bacon here! looks like less work!!:) thanks so much!

  15. Leslie Johnson says:

    I always save my bacon grease to cook with later that day, or the next. In the south, bacon grease is "liquid gold"!

  16. Cottage on Walnut says:

    Love your vlogs 🙂 Looking forward to the next front porch chat. 🙂

  17. Kristy Jeske says:

    I've been doing it this way for a long time as well, it's so much easier! We have been using turkey bacon though and now that we're switching back to "regular" bacon, it's nice to see the time adjustment needed. I giggled watching your assembly line breakfast station since that is exactly how I do many meals as well! With 8 kiddos, so far, everything is assembly line it seems. LOL!

  18. adjones87 says:

    I put my bacon on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. That way it sits up out of the grease and is much healthier…I mean, as healthy as bacon can

  19. Mrs. C says:

    Just a suggestion 🙂 The shorter wall with the "pretend family" photos (where the grey tubs are) you should move all of those photos over to where you have the other photo collage (by the windows) and have that wall only be the display of photos aka the "gallery wall" and then place a nice big mirror on that wall (where the grey tubs are) and a nice little cabinet under neath (ie:with that big mirror above the cabinet) with two lamps on each side and whatever odds and ends you want to display. A mirror would open that area up so much! 🙂 🙂 loving the new hone

  20. More Papercards says:

    Did it leave you with a messy oven?

  21. That's So Rosey says:

    I'm so glad YouTube recommended your videos. You are awesome

  22. Skyhawk1987Turbo says:

    I use a baking sheet with foil but a rack to but the bacon on..375 until my likeness, about 30 minutes.

  23. Brandy Nicole says:

    stunning with no makeup #flawless

  24. Stacy P says:

    awesome! what a game changer 🙂

  25. Izzie Fawcett says:

    LOL! its like a mini production line assembling all those meals! 🙂 I know I struggle to cook a full English breakfast for 4 people on my little stove, you have this down!lol

  26. Debbie Reeves says:

    I cooked bacon in the oven recently for my mom. Now I'm hooked. She layers the cooked bacon between paper towels on a paper plate and then in a gallon size zip bag. She has bacon ready for her BLT sandwiches. :o)  I saw a video recently where a lady cooked her eggs in a cupcake pan. She sprayed each  cupcake well with Pam and cracked an egg into each well. Baked in an oven. They turned out really good. I'm going to try that next time I cook breakfast for a crowd. LOL  I love your vids and how much you love your family. The best time of my life was raising my children. :o)

  27. Lucrecia Falcon says:

    Love the baby in the back smiling!!!! …. perfect!

  28. Elaine Eden says:

    That baby has a smile that melted my heart, bless Daniel

  29. Away Girl says:

    New sub here, your awesome….so organized and inspiring!

  30. crystal Boudreau says:

    i like it in the oven but I prefer doing it on my foreman Grill .. keeps it flat and perfect for sandwichs … learned to do it when I was having problems with my gallbladder while pregnant … lol its really good on the bbq

  31. Livin' Debt Free with the Edges says:

    Made oven bacon successfully for the first time this Saturday! So much less grease messiness!

  32. MelodyandFamily says:

    Those breakfast sandwiches look delicious! You inspire me with every video of yours! xoxox

  33. Candy Cane says:

    got to try this

  34. jewellm61 says:

    7:30 –
    Look at little Daniel smiling at the end of the vlog with his cute self!

  35. andi sanden says:

    Oh my goodness, I have to ask.
    What is that sweet little song you used in your prep clips?
    I keep hearing it in various videos and LOVE it!

  36. kel70 says:

    That little Daniel has the best smile!!!
    Love it

  37. Katelyn Andersen says:

    What we do use use a cookie sheet so the bacon isn't soaking in grease.

  38. simplymeEliza says:

    im new I'm here because of beautyisnteverything  🙂 I homeschool my children and enjoy it so much..great video have a wonderful day

  39. Kia Vang says:

    i don't think kids eat that much.

  40. Iris Ruiz says:

    Crazy thing… your small trash can surprised me!😉😉😉😉

  41. Iris Ruiz says:

    Daniel's smile is priceless!!

  42. Tasha Hargrove says:

    I will have to research using this with turkey bacon…..

  43. Ms. Delgado says:

    you have such good helpers

  44. B B says:

    omg the baby behind you! lol how cute 😊do you have a video on how to cook with and/or clean a cast iron skillet? new sub 😊

  45. Agay Khalid says:

    Could I just say I love your videos, all of them as you look like a normal mum and I really admire your work, especially how you show your love to God. However I hope this is not too personal, but how come you eat bacon/pork? Reason for this question is because I was Christian and I praise the Lord the same way as you do, however never in my life I had eaten pork within my church community. So my question to you is which part of the Christianity are you?
    Thank you for your time and I hope this did not offend you in any way.

  46. Little Bird & Me says:

    Oh yum!! 🙂

  47. C Bromback says:

    this may be a dumb question but is it safe to do this in a gas oven? I know you all must shake your head when I comment, lol.

  48. Rene13831 says:

    I started cooking bacon this way years ago because I hated getting popped with grease cooking it stove top. I love it.

  49. Camille Coopersmith says:

    You sure fix a meal for an army in your house hold that's good

  50. janet ruggles says:

    6 scoops of coffee? hope your making for 20 or more.

  51. mother says:

    What a sweetie Daniel is! 🙂

  52. Cindy Mac says:

    you are amazing Girl!

  53. Dana Michigan says:

    I was a professional cook for 8 years in a nursing home and I had to cook (from scratch) for 200 everyday! We always put our bacon in the oven!
    PS…. I checked out our 'Daily Deals' (a store akin to your Shopper's Saver <—- is that what yours is called? lol!) at any rate – THANK YOU FOR THE TIP! oh my goodness! we picked up name brand sausages (brats) for only 69 cents for the entire package! We always cut one or two of these up when we make soup!

  54. Elizabeth Davis says:

    We like crispy bacon – we use the 'broiler pan' ( came with oven/ has slots) spray top with Pam so no sticking. If you line the bottom layer- easy cleanup 😋

  55. Cristiana Pecheanu says:

    Baby Daniel was is cute at the end of the video!!! All smiles!!! ❤

  56. Larry G says:

    Excellent suggestion. I will give it a go. Do you have any suggestions as to which Bible passages I can read?

  57. TheHippieatheart63 says:

    Worked great Mom, Thx.

  58. miss vbk missvbk says:

    love your cooking 🙂

  59. Yasmin E. D. says:

    We always put the turkey or chicken bacon in a muffin tin, basically just line the bottom and sides with it and then mix egg with green onion and salt and pepper and then bake it. Works great

  60. Christopher Kivi says:

    Tip for you….you can make candied bacon 🥓 by sprinkling brown sugar on the bacon slices before putting it in the oven to bake! Sooooo good!!!! ….Tara

  61. Mildred Lane says:

    I love it when Daniel is on camera

  62. Snap-Shot-AHP says:

    I'm going to make Bacon this way for now on.

  63. JesusIsLoveTR says:

    Between the baby and the bacon, this video gave me such joy! 😃👏🏾💗

  64. Pinksupergrl95 says:

    I have some new pans too BUT still have my original "got em way back when pans." Can opener is too! lol My oldest son actually "took" one of our original spatulas when he moved out because he loves it so much haha FYI I found out recently non stick pans are only good for 5 YEARS, after that the coating comes off in our food.

  65. Jan The Man says:

    First 4 minutes of your video was a waste of time. The info was great but you must really think people like to listen to you jabber on, NOT.

  66. Arlyne Lauro says:

    Looks good! You might want to try using an additional cookie sheet on top of each tray. Bacon stays flat and cooks evenly.

  67. The Adversary says:

    I wouldn't have thought of cooking my bacon in the oven. I usually do it in the microwave. Thanks for this idea. At least with this, I can cook much more of it when my best friends and I are on our annual vacations doing our evening dinners at the condo.

  68. Tara Marie says:

    I worked at Wendy's for 3 Years and we cooked the bacon in the oven in parchment paper. easy cleanup for us worker bees! we still had to clean the pans though! safety first! love your videos! sending love and blessings from Richland, WA!

  69. Its Me says:

    OMG….that looks so good – but I can feel a heart attack coming on just from thinking about eating it.

  70. Lucy Pumkinjack says:

    If you put parchment paper over the top, you will not get as much splatter in your oven. Also, I pour the drippings into a jar and keep it in the fridge. It makes a good seasoning for greens and cornbread.

  71. JAS Jubilee says:

    Good heavens woman. Do a separate leftover spaghetti video. Such a yacking when are hungry and ready to cook bacon. 😏

  72. 1706angie says:

    Daniel's little happy, smiling face, how cute 🙂

  73. Kevin & Samantha Kelly says:


  74. Justin Case says:

    It just warmed my heart to see a big family in action again !!
    I miss it … Like an essembly line at meals ..I am one of six sibs .
    we are all grown and moved on .. but we always share big meals together !
    Thanks for sharing ..
    I love how you are totally transformed, yourself , by the end of the video .
    Mamas of large families learn to do many things at once .. Thanks Mom !

  75. Barbara Vazquez says:

    Best way to cook bacon. What I’ve been doing lately is to fold aluminum foil kind of like an accordion and use that as a rack. That way the bacon stays on top of the grease and is always crispy, plus there’s no need to use paper towels for the grease.

  76. Hello!! :)))) says:

    Great idea! Gonna try it.Scissors are so handy in the kitchen.

  77. Sara Flynn says:

    I put it on a cookie cooling rack on top of the baking sheet in the oven. I hate bacon but my two boys (3 including my husband) love it. And I get he rest of breakfast ready while it's cooking in the oven

  78. jimmymcnulty789 says:

    you actually say the temp unlike the other idiots that are like number one in cooking videos. thank you

  79. Justin Porter says:

    She is soothing to watch.

  80. Evan Windom says:

    Great tip for cooking bacon, especially since you don't have to babysit it, turn it, and mess with the splatter.  I think you could have substantially cut down the video, though.  The essential information could be conveyed in 30 seconds, but it was nearly four minutes into the video before you actually did anything with the bacon…  Just my opinion, though.  When I'm looking for tips, I often view a number of videos, and it's really helpful if/when the author "nets it out" rather than filling the video with lots of conversation.

  81. pat Mulh says:

    Tried several times to order your meal planner but received an error each time

  82. DragonflyArtz1 says:

    This is an older video, but Jamer Girl you look lovely without makeup! I will be making my bulk bacon this way. Great way to make freezer breakfast sandwiches! So yummy!

  83. Heather R says:

    What size sheet pans do you use?

  84. Henonaga says:

    hot blonde

  85. Rue Watson says:

    Bacon looks great, yummy, now I will try it as I wish to try all your recipes, so great!

  86. Marguerite Rideout says:

    Bless you, I will be trying this. Easy cleanup. P.S. You do not need makeup, Yo look fine without it.

  87. Croc says:

    Can i come an live with you tooo

  88. Marian Murphy says:

    Switch the pans around after 10 minutes I saw on a video. keep using parchment as I saw a video saying the tin foil has poison. There are YouTube videos about doing the bacon. you can freeze it also

  89. belly QBE6878 says:

    I really enjoyed this one… God bless

  90. Tina Davies says:

    That bacon looks lush

  91. Kamal AL-Hinai says:

    Your boy wearing a black shirt reminds me of myself. I wear glasses, i look like him, and I'm always with my mother when she's cooking

  92. kemogirl91 says:

    in denmark nearly all is using baking paper, because baking dish and pans is $30 and up most is around the $50

  93. larisa anderson says:

    I need to try this because me and my family love bacon

  94. HaHa HELL says:

    My mom does that but she adds a bit of brown sugar. Mmm so good!

  95. hundmomma says:

    Oven cooked bacon is great!!

  96. Adena Jacob says:

    Bacon looks yummy

  97. Vegas Sweetie says:

    My boss cooks it in the oven at where I work.

  98. Ellen Casey says:

    My Uncle Sean 💙💙❤️💙 ❤️💙💕 made bacon in the oven on his Saturdays and Sundays when he was off for his family. My Mom and I always made in in a frying pan you can make it better in the oven less fat. And cooks evenly.

  99. Dee Ferry says:

    I find parchment paper easier to use than foil. Food doesn't stick to it

  100. Marie M. Conroy says:

    It will stick with foil — I always use parchment paper. 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.. I've been doing that way for 40 years!

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