Who doesn’t love bacon?

Maybe you need bacon to go with some scrambled eggs on a winter morning. Or perhaps it’s a warm summer evening and you want some to complete the perfect hamburger. Then again, maybe a loved one craves a delectable BLT and you intend to deliver. Whatever the reason, there’s always an excuse for bacon!

It’s the Easiest Way to Cook Bacon!

If you don’t have the time or place to pan fry or oven cook delicious bacon, no worries, because with these simple instructions you learn how to microwave bacon perfectly every time!

How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave

You will need:

  • Bacon!
  • Microwave safe plate
  • Paper towels

Place a paper towel layer on top of a microwave safe plate.

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Place a single layer of bacon on top of the paper towel.

Put the plate in the microwave. Bacon comes in many different styles, cuts, and grades. You may need to adjust your cook time accordingly.

For very thin bacon, cook on maximum heat for 2.5 minutes.

For thicker bacon, increase time, all the way up to 5 minutes for very thick.

Note: Cook times can vary depending on the power of your microwave. When in doubt, start with 2.5 minutes and slowly increase the cook time from there. Be sure to check every minute or so to make sure the bacon doesn’t burn.

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Remove from the microwave. Let the bacon cool for a moment and enjoy!

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Looking for more uses for microwave bacon? Try our Bacon-Feta Frittata, Arkansas Green Beans, or BLT Sandwich Bites!

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Hi, Kristi at the Rada kitchen, and I’ve just found a neat way to make bacon really fast. Maybe you need it for a salad, or you want a piece of bacon on your sandwich at work. All you need is a couple layers of paper towel, and you lay that out on a microwave safe plate. Just make a layer of bacon on the paper towels.

So we’re going to put this in the microwave. This is really thin sliced bacon, so about two and a half, three minutes, thicker bacon you might have to go as long as five minutes.

So our bacon is done that we made in the microwave, and I’m going to use this handy Rada Microwave Mit to remove it from the microwave. It’s a real handy little oven mit. It fits your thumb and your fingers so you can easily grasp that hot plate. And there’s crispy microwave bacon in minutes.

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