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How to Cook Bacon on the Stove (Cast Iron Skillet)

Cooked to crispy perfection in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop, this bacon is ready in just 15 minutes. It's a versatile ingredient that can be served as a breakfast side dish or crumbled over soups, salads, and more. Let's make this Cast Iron Bacon recipe together!

Why You'll Love This Stovetop Bacon Recipe

01. Ready in just 15 minutes

02. Crispy and delicious every time

03. Versatile - more than just breakfast

04. Easy to make

Ingredient List

Good-Quality Bacon Look for thick-cut, naturally smoked, dry-cured or uncured bacon.

Add bacon to a cold skillet


Cook the bacon


Drain the bacon on paper towels


Quick Tip

Cooking the bacon low and slow gently renders the fat out, which leads to crisper bacon.  It also means less splattering.

Ashley Petrie

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