How to Microwave Bacon

How to Microwave Bacon


Can you microwave bacon?  Yes and it is so easy to do!  Cooking  bacon in the microwave is quick and the clean  up is  a snap.  This is also a healthy way to cook bacon because the paper towels absorb most of the fat as the bacon cooks.  I microwave bacon whenever a recipe calls for one or two pieces of bacon because it is so easy to do.  It’s also great to microwave bacon for breakfast.   So, let’s get started!

Here is how to microwave bacon

To microwave bacon, put 4 or 5 sheets of paper towels on a microwave safe plate.  Lay 4 or five slices of bacon on the paper towels.

Place another layer of paper towels on top of the bacon and repeat the layers until you have as much bacon as you want to cook, ending with a layer of paper towels on top.  You can actually microwave a lot of bacon at one time this way.

How to cook bacon in the microwave
How To Microwave Bacon


Microwave a few less minutes than the number of bacon slices you are cooking.  For instance, if you microwaving 6 slices of bacon, then set the microwave for 4 minutes and then check, adding  an extra minute or two as needed.  If you are microwaving thick sliced bacon, you will have to microwave longer.

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Here you see microwaved bacon served with my Eggs in Toast Nests.

Remember, ” Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!”  Enjoy!


Video: How to Microwave Bacon

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  1. I’m going to have to try this, I HATE cleaning up after frying bacon!! And I love the fact that the grease gets absorbed into the paper towels instead of into me – haha11

      1. I have also cooked my bacon this way..I just hate the greasy mess.
        Now if I could find a way to cook side pork without the mess!

    1. YES, this is a no-mess, healthier way to cook it. Plus, no greasy pan or splatters! A friend of mine who has SEVEN children taught me to do it this way & the bacon is nice and crispy also.

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