Bacon is a staple in most people’s diets, and it’s likely you have a favorite way to cook this delicious cut of meat. There are many ways to cook perfect bacon, though, and trying a different way might be a great way to dress up your favorite dish!

Read on for some great ways to cook bacon you might not have considered yet.

In The Microwave

Cooking bacon in the microwave is the best if you only need a few crispy slices. Use a glass dish, line it with paper towels, and place your bacon slices on top. Cover the bacon with a few more paper towels and put the dish in the microwave for a minute per slice.

Not crispy enough? Pop the dish back in for 20 seconds and check again until it’s as crispy as you like.

On The Grill

Cooking bacon on the grill is perfect for summer-time! Fire up your grill, but don’t get it too hot, and place the thick slices right on the grate. You’ll have to watch the pieces and flip them often, so they don’t burn.

Just imagine the bacon smell fresh off the grill. Yum!

On The Stovetop

Cooking bacon in a pan on the stovetop is a tried and true method of cooking delicious bacon. Using an iron skillet is best and this method will give you crispy bacon every time. Watch out for the grease spatters, though, it’s hot! For less spatter, try covering the bacon in the skillet with water and bring to a boil.

Have the paper towels ready on a plate nearby to put the done pieces on and enjoy.

In The Oven

If you’re looking for another way to cook bacon in the kitchen with a little less mess, try the oven. Set your oven to 400 degrees F, and line a pan with foil. Place your bacon in one layer and bake for 10 to 15 minutes to enjoy your crispy treat.

Another option in the oven is to broil your slices on high. It takes a little less time, about 7 to 10 minutes, so if you’re shorter on time, try this method!

In Muffin Tins

Need a quick and delicious meal on the go? Try using a muffin tin to make egg muffins with a bacon crust! Spray your muffin pan and fill the bottom and sides with bacon. Fill the cup with eggs and put them in a 400 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

The result? A delicious and convenient breakfast to take with you to start your day.