Microwave Oven Cooked Bacon

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Bruce Tretter helps people feel comfortable making practical, flavorful and quick & easy meals for themselves---even if they’ve never boiled water---through Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook step-by-step picture book and short video directions. He’s a father of 3, Former Naval Intelligence Officer, current school board member, and avid cyclist.


  1. Gotta love technology. My little sister has been microwaving bacon for years.

  2. Great article! I’ve read that microwaving bacon reduces calories and fat by 40%.
    Try cooking the bacon half-way and then changing the doubled paper towel under the bacon. Place the new paper towel over the partly cooked bacon, flip the bacon like a pancake and peel off the old paper towel. The bacon finishes cooking faster with the new dry towel underneath, more fat can be rendered and absorbed and the bacon is microwaved – not steamed.
    With my microwave, I have to switch the inside and outside strips since the outside pieces cook much faster. Even with these extra steps, this is still a cleaner and healthier way to cook bacon.

    • Thanks for your comment, Rich. I like the idea behind your suggestion, though I’ll probably just stick to the way I cook the bacon now. It could be how my microwave works, but I get even cooking without steaming. I’d probably do it your way if that wasn’t the case. Definitely something I hadn’t thought about before. Thanks! Bruce

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