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Find out how long to microwave bacon, whether you’ve got regular or thick-cut bacon. Learn how to cook bacon using a microwave bacon cooker or just paper towels and a plate. It’s fast and produces delicious crispy bacon with easy cleanup!
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How to Microwave Bacon

Find out how long to microwave bacon, whether you’ve got regular or thick-cut bacon. Learn how to cook bacon using a microwave bacon cooker or just paper towels and a plate. It’s fast and produces delicious crispy bacon with easy cleanup!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Bacon
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 75kcal
Author: TipBuzz

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2-6 slices bacon regular or thick-cut
  • paper towels

Instructions

  • Line a large microwavable plate with a triple-layer of paper towels. Lay the bacon strips on top in a single layer without overlapping. Then cover them with a double layer of paper towels.
  • Microwave on full power until they reach your desired doneness. In a standard , about 3-4 minutes for two slices
  • for 3 to 4 minutes for crispy bacon, and 2 to 3 minutes for chewier bacon. Note that cooking times will vary by bacon thickness and microwave wattage (see note).
  • Use kitchen tongs to transfer the bacon strips to a serving plate.

Notes

  • Paper towels: It’s important to use high-quality paper towels for this recipe. Avoid commercial or discount brands, which are less absorbent and can lead to sticking.
  • Regular Bacon Cooking Times: Use the following guidelines:
How Long to Microwave Bacon Regular Bacon (2 slices) Regular Bacon (6 slices)
Standard Microwave (900-1000 watts) 3 to 4 minutes 8 to 10 minutes
Powerful Microwave (1100-1200 watts) 2 to 3 minutes 5 to 7 minutes
Small Microwave (600-800 watts) 4 to 5 minutes 9 to 11 minutes
  • Thick-cut Bacon Cooking Times: Use the following guidelines:
How Long to Microwave Bacon Thick Bacon (2 slices) Thick Bacon (6 slices)
Standard Microwave (900-1000 watts) 4 to 5 minutes 10 to 12 minutes
Powerful Microwave (1100-1200 watts) 3 to 4 minutes 6 to 8 minutes
Small Microwave (600-800 watts) 5 to 6 minutes 12 to 14 minutes
  • Storage: Leftover cooked bacon will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator and up to one month in the freezer when stored in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg