To cook bacon in the oven, gather a shallow baking sheet, heavy-duty aluminum foil, non-stick cooking spray, a metal cooling rack and paper towels. Line the baking sheet with the aluminum foil, spray the cooling rack with the cooking spray, and then place the rack in the baking sheet.
After setting everything up, turn the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and then place the strips of bacon on the cooling rack in a single layer. Once the oven is heated, cook the bacon for about 12 to 17 minutes, with thicker bacon taking longer to cook. Once the bacon turns golden brown and crisp, it is ready.