Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lay 1/2 pound of bacon strips on parchment. Place in oven to cook. Check at 10 minute mark. Continue to cook for 6 to 7 additional minutes or until desired crispness.
Remove bacon strips to paper towel to drain.
Discard parchment paper with bacon grease and repeat process with other 1/2 pound strips.
Store bacon in an airtight container or ziplock bag until ready to use in your favorite recipes.