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Bacon & Potato Layer Bake

Layers of potato, bacon, tomato, onion and Cheddar cheese baked with chicken stock make this delicious family meal - comfort food at its best!
Course Main
Cuisine British
Keyword bacon, cheese, potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 850 g potatoes finely sliced
  • 1 pack smoked back bacon (6 – 8 rashers), fat removed
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 150 g extra mature Cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 tomatoes sliced
  • 200 mls chicken stock
  • 30 g butter approximately


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Grease a large casserole dish.
  • Bring a large pan of water to boil and boil the potato slices for 6 minutes and then drain.
  • Fry the bacon rashers until just cooked.
  • Place alternate layers of potato, onion, bacon, tomato, grated cheese, seasoning and about 7 small knobs of butter (should make 2 layers).
  • Finish with a layer of potato and grated cheese flecked with more butter.
  • Finally pour hot chicken stock over the potatoes.
  • Cover with foil (shiny side down) or a lid and cook for an hour (or until tender).
  • Remove foil or lid and cook for a further 10 minutes to allow the cheese to brown.