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Bacon in the microwave

Cook bacon in the microwave for less fuss and muss.
Cook bacon in the microwave for less fuss and muss.

Cook bacon in the microwave for crisp flavor in sandwiches, salads, quiches, and more. There’s no sense in splattering up your Harrisburg area kitchen with a frying pan. Cut out the greasy mess and make it easy for yourself. Just follow these directions for cooking bacon in the microwave. There’s no fuss and little muss.

Step 1:

Place a triple layer of paper towels in a microwave safe dish. Place 1-5 slices bacon on the towels. Don’t overlap the slices.

Step 2:

Cook with the following time guidelines. The bacon will be crisp if you use the higher end of the range.

1 strip: 1-1 ½ minutes

2 or 3 strips: 2 ½-3 minutes

4 or 5 strips: 4-4 ½ minutes


If you want to cook a whole bunch at once, layer it. Cut 12 slices in half. Layer them between triple layers of paper towel. Cook 24 half slices in 6 ½ minutes.


  • Winona Cooking Examiner 5 years ago

    A fast and easy way to cook bacon to perfection. No splatter clean up off the range either.

  • Peggy Hazelwood, Online Publishing Examiner 5 years ago

    Wow, this sounds like an easy alternative to the mess on the stove top!

  • Roberta Baxter Eugene,OR. Dog Examiner 5 years ago

    This is the only way I cook bacon when I splurge and buy it. Thank you for the article.

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