One try and we bet this will become your new go-to method.

Whether you're feeding the kids breakfast or entertaining guests for brunch, there's a good bet bacon is on the menu. But cooking it on the stovetop can quickly become a mess, what with the constant flipping and splattering of the bacon grease. Our simple solution? Cooking bacon in the oven (for just 20 minutes). This method eliminates splatters and makes the cooking process entirely hands-off.

Let's not forget that it allows you to cook up to eight pieces at once, too—or more if you're using multiple sheet trays—meaning everyone can *finally* sit down and enjoy breakfast together. Remember to use foil and a rack to make cleanup a breeze. Serve the crispy crowd-pleaser alongside eggs and toast, and use any extra as a topping for Bloody Marys. And whatever you do, don't dump your leftover bacon grease—try one of these delicious ideas for cooking with it instead.