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. Diane Wareing

    Having this for tea today. Really looking forward to it :)

    1. Camilla

      Lovely – enjoy:-)

  2. Nadia

    So simple but sounds yum. Must try this Autumn.

    1. Camilla

      It’s a classic we all love:-)

  3. Kayfoz

    Such a warm, comforting yet economical dish. This is definitely a family fave :)

  4. Irene Wright

    A recipe I’ve made time and time again but with slightly different ingredients. At the moment with fresh garlic, peppers & courgettes so plentiful, they usually end up in here too.

    1. Camilla

      Good idea;-)

  5. Irene Wright

    One of my favourite recipes – all the main ingredients are usually in my fridge

    1. Camilla

      It’s my most popular recipe – seems we’re a nation of bacon and potato lovers:-)

  6. Geoff Clark

    mmm…. a tasty way to end the World Cup, a real winner

  7. Geoff Clark

    One to have a go at this weekend, looks delicious

  8. Tracy Nixon

    This looks seriously delicious! I make similar using pork chops so will give this one a try for a change! Thank you!

    1. Camilla


  9. bev

    Planning on this one day next week – will let you know how it turns out!

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure you’ll love it, have been eating this for decades:-)

  10. June Etherington

    This is a great recipen not at all expensive to make & very tasty to eat.

  11. June Etherington

    This is a great recipe & not at all expensive to make. Also it is very tasty

  12. Steve Coe

    Looking good and I’m guessing would work just as well with that piece of left over ham boiling joint

  13. Susie Wilkinson

    This looks right up my street, I think I’ll be giving this a go soon!

  14. Victoria

    definitely giving this a go!

  15. Zoe

    Looks so scrum!

  16. Tracy Klein

    This I really need to try!!

  17. Felicity Kelly

    Will give this a go thanks x

    1. Camilla


  18. Paul Wilson

    Looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it really is:-)

  19. Joanna

    Ooh, this is going on the menu for next week!!

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure you’ll enjoy it:-)

  20. Bev

    That looks delicious – must try it.

  21. lmacfadyen

    MMMM this is just what I fancy! Think I will make it tonight.

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  22. Carolyn Clapham

    Sounds delicious – traditional comfort food :)

    1. Camilla

      Definitely comfort food – everyone here loves it:-)

  23. Krissie

    This look yum, i wonder if it work work ok with veggie bacon…..?

  24. glenn hutton

    This looks delicious… so warming!

  25. janetbennett

    love this and so will family – great on a Saturday night whilst watching TV

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