You don’t even need to know how to cook to make microwave bacon It is easy!
In this post we will teach you how to cook bacon in the microwave in less than 10 minutes for perfect bacon every time.
Bacon is always a good idea. If we’re at the cabin and I’m serving a crowd, I fall back on my oven bacon recipe, but if I’m in a pinch and need bacon fast, microwave bacon is where it’s at.
Everything you need for microwave bacon
Remember those plastic bacon trays from the 1990s that people used to microwave bacon? Guess what, you don’t need one of those to make perfect bacon in the microwave.
Here is everything you need to make bacon in the microwave:
- Your favorite bacon (raw, of course!)
- A large microwave-safe plate that fits in your microwave
- 3-4 pieces of paper towel
How long for bacon in the microwave?
Bacon in the microwave will take anywhere from 6 to 10 minutes to cook depending on the thickness of your bacon.
How long you microwave your bacon will determine the doneness of your bacon. The longer you microwave the bacon, the crispier it will be.
Bacon thickness Cooking times
fine bacon: If you are using thin bacon, we recommend starting with 2 minutes and then flipping and cooking for 2 more minutes. After that, microwave in 30-60 second increments until desired doneness is reached.
Medium/thick bacon: For medium to thick cut bacon, start with 3 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 more minutes. After that, microwave in 30-60 second increments until desired doneness is reached.
Crispy Bacon VS. gummy bacon
There is no one way to cook bacon! Some people like it crunchy and some love their bacon a bit rubbery. We don’t judge, we just love bacon.
Frequently asked questions
Can you cook raw bacon in a microwave?
Yes, you can cook raw bacon in the microwave. Place the bacon on a microwave-safe plate covered with paper towels. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Flip the bacon and cook for 3 more minutes. Continue cooking in 30-60 second increments or until done.
How long does it take to cook bacon in the microwave?
It takes 6-10 minutes to heat bacon in the microwave.
What is the easiest way to cook bacon?
If you need bacon fast, the easiest way to cook it is in the microwave. However, if you’re serving a crowd, the easiest way to cook bacon is in the oven.
Is it better to put bacon in the microwave or in the oven?
That depends on your situation. If you are cooking for a group of people, use the oven. If you need bacon fast, use the microwave.
Different ways to make bacon
bacon in the oven– We like to cook bacon in the oven when we have to cook a lot of bacon at once. It’s a great way to make bacon for a group or if you’re making one meal for the week.
bacon in the fryer– If you’ve jumped on the air fryer bandwagon, you’ll love making your bacon in the air fryer! It only takes 5 minutes and you’re done.
Bacon on the stove– Bacon on the stovetop is one of the most common ways to cook bacon. You place the bacon in a skillet and cook it in its own fat, turning it every few minutes. Although this leaves you with delicious, cooked bacon, it leaves your kitchen with a lot of grease splatters and a steaming kitchen.
microwave bacon– Microwave bacon is great for those without an oven or fancy kitchen appliances.
When you’ve cooked your bacon to perfection, add your bacon to any of our favorite breakfast recipes! Check out some of our favorites below!
- 12 oz. medium/thick cut bacon
First, line a large microwave-safe plate with 3 paper towels.
Next, place 4 to 6 pieces of bacon on the plate (how many will fit).
Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Then carefully flip the bacon over and continue to microwave for an additional 3 minutes.
After 6 minutes, continue microwaving in 30-60 second increments until bacon reaches desired doneness.
Repeat the process until all the bacon is cooked.
Tips and Notes
- Bacon Thickness: if you are using thin bacon, we recommend starting with 2 minutes and then flipping and cooking for 2 more minutes. After that, microwave in 30-60 second increments until desired doneness is reached.
Calories: 130kcal Carbohydrates: 2gram Protein: 10gram Fat: 8gram Fiber: 0gram Sugar: 0gram