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Bacon in the microwave

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 4 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 4 years ago

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

  • Roberta Baxter Eugene,OR. Dog Examiner 4 years ago

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