How to Cook Frozen Bacon

By Monica Patrick

Home cooks can save money by buying family favorites like bacon on sale. But unless you plan on cooking it all once, some of your bacon may spoil. However, you can save some by freezing them, although you'll find the frozen bacon to be stiff and unyielding. You'll have to use different methods for heating cooked frozen bacon or preparing the uncooked kind. Frozen foods can be kept indefinitely, but if you notice a rancid odor when thawing or cooking, throw the bacon away.

Freeze individual slices of bacon in a wax or parchment-lined container.

Cooked Bacon

Step 1

Place a paper towel on a microwave-proof tray. Remove the two slices of bacon from the freezer container.

Step 2

Press a paper towel on top of the frozen bacon. This will catch any drippings that may pop or spatter as the meat heats.

Step 3

Microwave the bacon for two minutes. Remove the bacon carefully using an oven mitt or towel.

Baking Bacon

Step 4

Remove the frozen uncooked bacon from the freezer. Line a deep baking sheet with aluminum foil. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees F.

Step 5

Place the frozen strips on the baking sheet, spacing them 1/2- to 1-inch apart. Put the tray in the heated oven.

Step 6

Cook the bacon for 17 to 20 minutes. Frozen bacon will contain ice crystals that will pop. Baking bacon will prevent you from being hit by the melting ice as it interacts with the hot grease.

Step 7

Use an oven mitt to remove the baking tray. With tongs, transfer the bacon to a paper-lined serving tray.