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. Sharon Hingley

    We tried this for the first time this week and it was delicious. My daughter has already asked if we can have it again next week. Thanks, great recipe.

    1. Camilla

      That’s great, it’s one of those comfort food dishes you never tire of:-)

  2. Diane Wareing

    I have tried this and it’s gorgeous.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it:-)

  3. Ursula Hunt

    This has become a firm favourite in our house

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, it’s never fails to please:-)

  4. Liam Bishop

    Love the look of this. Bacon and potato, what a combo!

  5. Anne Dalzell

    I’ve had very little sleep again and am now in work, just found this recipe and would love it right now (it’s 9.30am!!) I’ve printed it out and am going to eat it straight from the pan tonight!!

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoyed it:-)

  6. Ursula Hunt

    Great mid week meal

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