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How To Reheat Bacon To Make It Crispy and Tasty

Can you imagine a better breakfast than a fragrant, delicious, and crunchy bacon? Hardly.

Bacon is a universally adored breakfast in many countries. The only ones who would refuse this treat to start the day are probably forced to do so for health reasons or are not allowed to eat meat entirely.

As with the initial roasting, so with reheating, it is important not to over-dry the meat and make it too crispy or hard to chew. You have to achieve this delicate balance of well-roasted but not toasted. We bring you tips on how to ideally reheat bacon so you can enjoy it the day after.

Reheating Cooked Bacon In An Oven

Although the oven is a relatively slow way of reheating, in this case, you should not move too far away from it while reheating the bacon. The heating time will also depend on how well you have previously baked bacon.

If you intentionally half-baked it, then it will take a little longer to reheat it. But if you have entirely baked it the first time, then when reheating, watch out every minute and see the result. It could quickly happen that the bacon burns and dries out.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

The first step is to preheat the oven well. Turn it to 350 degrees F and let it heat up thoroughly. During this time, you can prepare the bacon.

Step 2: Place the Bacon on a Baking Tray

Place the pieces of bacon on the baking tray so that there is enough space between each. This will allow each piece to be nicely heated and will not be soaked in any juices that will come out. 

Be sure to put baking paper underneath to clean less afterward. Also, put aluminum foil over the slices of bacon so that the oil does not squirt in the oven.

Step 3: Bake for up to 5 Minutes or Less

As we mentioned, the baking period itself will depend on how heavily the bacon is baked the first time. The guideline is about 5 minutes, but watch the bacon and check if it’s ready even before the 5-minute recommended time.

Reheating Bacon In A Microwave

If you want a quick warm-up, then you can reheat cooked bacon in a microwave. But it will be really fast—a matter of seconds. The key to success lies in short warm-up intervals at high temperatures. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Arrange the Bacon Slices on a Plate

Use a microwave-safe plate and arrange bacon slices on it. Leave some space between the pieces to get better results. You can place a paper towel below the bacon to soak up any grease if there is.

Step 2: Nuke in Intervals of 10 Seconds, not more

Put the bacon in the microwave and turn it on for 10 seconds on high. Make sure it is hot enough. If not, return the bacon to the microwave for another 5 seconds. It is important to use short cycles so that the bacon does not overcook.

Reheating Bacon On A Stovetop

If you have bacon leftovers that are already too dry and need to be revived and given some moisture back, you can do the reheating process in a pan with the addition of water.

Step 1: Put the Bacon in a Pan and Add the Water

Stack the slices of bacon on the skillet in one row, don’t put one over the other. Then, pour a little water over the bacon to cover the edges.

Step 2: Boil Water and Heat the Bacon

Put the skillet on the stove and wait for the water to boil. Then, reduce the heat to low. Cook until the bacon is well heated. If you happen to put too little water and it evaporates before the procedure is over, add a bit more so the bacon does not burn.



Reheating leftover bacon is a very simple process and can provide you a delicious breakfast. If you want to pre-prepare the bacon to reheat later, you can intentionally fry it slightly to crisp it further when reheating. This way, the bacon will not dry out too much or become hard to chew.

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