Bacon & Potato Layer Bake

Winter, Comfort food, cheap, simple

This is another dish that I grew up eating and it’s totally yummy and a great hit with the whole family. Over the years I’ve tweaked the method as the potatoes always had a habit of not cooking and having to spend longer in the oven. To get round this problem I now par boil the potato slices at the beginning and the addition of chicken stock helps by providing moisture and steam during the cooking process as well as making the dish even tastier!

Winter, Comfort food, cheap, simple

We love this bake with just a simple serving of petite pois and a dollop of ketchup, comfort food at its best!

Winter, Comfort food, cheap, simple

As this dish is so thrifty I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which is a challenge run by myself and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted this month by Elizabeth’s Kitchen. I am also entering it into Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/luv “Made with Love Mondays” challenge as it is also made from scratch.

Credit Crunch MunchMade with Love Mondays


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Bacon & Potato Layer Bake
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Layers of potato, bacon, tomato, onion and cheese baked with chicken stock make a delicious family meal, comfort food at its best!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 850g Potatoes, finely sliced
  • 1 pack Smoked back bacon, (6 – 8 rashers), fat removed
  • 1 Onion, finely sliced
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 200 mls Chicken Stock
  • 30g Butter (approximately)
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a large casserole dish.
  3. Bring a large pan of water to boil and boil the potato slices for 6 minutes and then drain.
  4. Fry the bacon rashers until just cooked.
  5. Place alternate layers of potato, onion, bacon, tomato, grated cheese, seasoning and about 7 small knobs of butter (should make 2 layers).
  6. Finish with a layer of potato and grated cheese flecked with more butter.
  7. Finally pour hot chicken stock over the potatoes.
  8. Cover with foil (shiny side down) or a lid and cook for an hour (or until tender).
  9. Remove foil or lid and cook for a further 10 minutes to allow the cheese to brown.

Winter, Comfort food, cheap, simple

The perfect family meal!

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  1. Whiteshadows

    This looks so tasty :)

  2. Jane Davies

    This looks fab, can’t beat a bit of stodge !

    1. Camilla


  3. NatalieWhite91

    Just what I was looking for – perfect to cook tonight as I have lots of potatoes that need using up :) x

    1. Camilla


  4. Ursula Hunt

    Our family loves this

    1. Camilla

      So pleased to hear that Ursula:-)

  5. esther james

    Delicious hearty food and easy to make!

  6. Jayne T

    Thanks so much for this, I finally got round to making this last night for my family, everyone loved it, I’ll certainly be making it again soon.

    1. Camilla

      Great Jayne, so please to hear that:-)

  7. Susie Wilkinson

    That looks right up my street, I’ll definitely be giving it a go!

  8. Jane McColl

    made this today, it is easy and so tasty.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jane, glad you enjoyed it:-)

  9. Julie Carwardine

    This sounds delicious! I have to give it ago as my partner would love me forever! 😀 xxx

  10. Tracy Nixon

    This sounds and looks rather delicious!

  11. Susan Hall

    Mmm, looks delicious

  12. sally hartley

    Going to try this recipe this weekend. :)

    1. Camilla


  13. Sarah Cooper

    This looks delicious.

  14. gene

    Simply delicious.

  15. melanie

    this is cooking in my oven right now, the house smells delicious!! everyone is hungry, it was very quick and easy to put together and I cant wait to see what opinion is but I have a feeling it will be a big hit. thanks for the recipe

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, sounds like it’ll become a regular:-)

  16. Amanda Beamish

    Made this and it went down really well. We all loved it – even the super picky 11 year old. Thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant – thank you for letting me know:-)

  17. Christine Lockley

    Definitely adding this to the menu plan this week – thanks for sharing a great recipe

    1. Camilla

      Fab, I’m sure your family will love it:-)

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