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. Helen McCarron

    My son is so fussy but he would love this. Definitely one to try for dinner soon

  2. Carolyn Clapham

    Lovely – and it sounds so simple that even my other half could probably make it, with a bit of encouragement!

  3. christy beckett

    This looks very tasty thanks x

  4. Heather Haigh

    mmm, comfort food

  5. glenn hutton

    This sounds delicious…

  6. Donna Kent

    So few ingridients for something that looks so delicious.

  7. Taylor J

    I really like the sound of this! Looks quite cheap to make, I’ve added it to my recipes to try bookmark.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh it’s so good, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it:-)

  8. Chris

    Really a lovely and comforting dish. I’ll keep that in mind.

  9. Jo Hutchinson

    great recipe I love bacon and potato.

  10. Carrie Ashton

    Ooh this sounds delicious – especially the cheese on top :)

  11. Jane Willis

    I make one very much like this but without the tomatoes. I’ll try adding tomatoes next time

  12. Daniela James

    Tonight`s dinner sorted, thanks :)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    I agree it was a main course and very tasty too

  14. Ruth Carson

    This looks and sounds tasty. I do a version of this with potato, cheese and onion but I’m going to give this one a try.

    1. Camilla

      Fab, I think you’ll like it:-)

  15. KMayers

    This looks and sounds delicious! All the ingredients are easy to get hold of, it doesn’t take long to cook & in our house would be enjoyed by the whole family for sure.
    I’m glad of seen this as it’s given us another meal we can eat now (my wife is always trying to find things because some in the house are a bit fussy lol). Thank you!

    1. Camilla

      Hope your family love it as much as mine do:-)

  16. Ursula Hunt

    Great side dish, will definitely give it a try

    1. Camilla

      It’s definitely a main course LOL:-)

  17. Victoria

    Very nice recipe

  18. Lisa Williams

    how to make a side dish into the main event amazing I will so be making this :)

    1. Camilla

      It is very popular here, enjoy:-)

  19. GILL

    great cheap dish, the last time I made it I had not enough potatoes to layer the top, so i layered the top with garlic bread.SCRUMMY.

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