How to Bake Canadian Bacon

Baked Canadian bacon is a healthier alternative to regular bacon because it has less fat content. While both are pig products, real Canadian bacon is nothing close to the Americanized "Canadian bacon." In fact, real Canadian bacon resembles the American version of a slice off of the pork loin. However, American "Canadian bacon" is most commonly the processed, presliced meat product that is found in American grocery stores.

A close-up of cooked Canadian bacon.
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Step 1

Heat the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Coat the baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 3

Add Canadian bacon slices to the pan and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Step 4

Bake for approximately 10 minutes and remove from the oven.

Step 5

Flip each slice of Canadian bacon on the baking pan.

Step 6

Lightly spray the newly exposed side of Canadian bacon with cooking spray.

Step 7

Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the meat is browned.

Step 8

Remove from the oven and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking pan

  • Cooking spray


Constantly monitor progress of browning of Canadian bacon. Disregard the 10-minute recommendation if the underside has already browned.

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