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. Julie Brooke

    Brings back lovely memories of a dish my mum used to make :) Going to have to give it a go x

    1. Camilla

      Fab, I had this dish throughout my childhood too so adapted my mums recipe as I lost count of the number of times it came out of the oven not quite cooked and had to go back in again:-)

  2. Kaci Soderstrom

    Sounds really good! You made it sound easy.

    1. Camilla

      It is easy:-)

  3. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    Nice, hearty and nourishing lunch idea.

  4. June Etherington

    Now that look good enough to eat.

  5. Maddy

    A great flavoured dish

  6. Frankie

    Just made this for our meal this evening. Total and unqualified success!! I deviated slightly as I had a sad looking leek in the fridge, so to be ultra thrifty I used that instead of an onion – it worked very well with the bacon :) I made one without cheese for DH, as he doesn’t eat it. It’s definitely going to be a staple recipe in our repertoire!

    Thank you for sharing this fab recipe!


    1. Camilla

      Thank you Frankie, so glad it went down well:-) Good tip about leeks!

  7. Christine Bray

    This looks so good it’s on my menu for tomorrow’s evening meal I love thinly sliced foods as I have trouble digesting foods so the bacon and potato combo is great for me and cheese is one of our favourite foods. Yum I’ll be back!!!

    1. Camilla

      Great Christine:-)

  8. Jo Hutchinson

    cheese and bacon works so well together, thank you for the recipe.

  9. Elaine

    Yum! This looks really good, will try to make it this weekend (after I’ve been weighed as a treat meal!)

  10. Kerry-Ann Pope

    This looks absolutely delicious, I’m always looking for different ways of serving potatoes other then chips that my little boys enjoy I will definitely be trying this as they love bacon and cheese too so a winning combination.

  11. Rachel Whatmore

    I’m going to try this, a good Sunday night tea.

    1. Camilla


  12. William Gould

    Yummy! Anything with potatoes and bacon is fine by me!

  13. Jane Middleton

    Looks lovely, would love to try this

  14. David C

    Look so yummy but why you not include CHEESE on the title of the recipe to make it exact what it is?

    1. Camilla

      Well where do you stop, there’s tomatoes, onion – you can’t list every ingredient in a title of it becomes a shopping list. For anyone searching on the internet though cheese is one of the search tags so people would find it rest assured;-) And my have they found it, it’s my most popular blog post so I must be doing something right:-)

  15. Natalie White

    This looks absolutely delicious! Definitely something that my partner would really enjoy :)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks – enjoy:-)

  16. Geraldine OGorman

    Oh this looks so good!

  17. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    Perfect fo a chilly autumn evenings, thanks

  18. charlotte horsfield

    its looks amazing may be making this tonight x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, enjoy:-)

  19. kayleigh white

    Absolutely delicious!

  20. 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:-)

  21. Diane Wareing

    I have tried this and it’s gorgeous.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it:-)

  22. Ursula Hunt

    This has become a firm favourite in our house

    1. Camilla

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

  23. Liam Bishop

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

  24. 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:-)

  25. Ursula Hunt

    Great mid week meal

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