Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake

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September 13, 2015

Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake 5 0 5 16
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1cm thick slices

2 onions, sliced into rings

6 rashes of bacon, diced

300mL sour cream

1 pkt French Onion soup mix

250g shredded cheese

Directions

1Mix the sour cream and soup mix.

2Fry off the bacon for 5 minutes.

3Gently mix everything except the cheese together and put into the slow cooker.

4Top with cheese and cook on high for 4 hours with a tea towel under the lid.

Submitted by Jaime Murphy

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50 Reviews

Jessica

May 4, 2020

Great tasting potato bake, so simple but yet amazing, I used thickened cream with 2 teaspoons of cornflour so it didnโ€™t split, and added a teaspoon of garlic, definitely will make it again.

Meegan

March 26, 2020

Made this in the oven as I didn’t have time to wait for my slow cooker to do it’s thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Subbed natural yoghurt for the sour cream, used half sweet potato and white spuds, oh and halved the cheese…
It was tangy and delicious and everyone loved it!
Will definitely try it in my slow cooker next time ๐Ÿ™‚

Ashleigh cole

February 16, 2020

I have made this 4 times and it’s beautiful and yummy. My fiancee even loves it. It’s very easy to make.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 15, 2019

Yes you still layer potato ๐Ÿ™‚

Joyce

December 14, 2019

I presume u don’t have to layer the potato like in the oven

Monika

December 10, 2019

Making this for tonightโ€™s dinner. So I hope itโ€™s tasty like people are saying

Michelle Grew

December 8, 2019

been making this for years i like to add capsicum to mine

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 24, 2019

Just dry mix Cehu ๐Ÿ™‚

Cehu

September 23, 2019

New to slow cooker, and this recipe looks delicious, but do you put fo mix in dry, or make up as instructions on packet? Thanks.

So long as it was still a dry soup powder mix you could definitely change them up no worries ๐Ÿ™‚

Dave

August 18, 2019

Any tried cream of chicken soup mix instead of French onion mix ?

Monique S

August 17, 2019

Best potato bake ever!

Debbie

August 17, 2019

Omg this is so yummy my whole family love it

Debbie

August 17, 2019

Omg my whole family loves this I make it heaps itโ€™s that yummy

Caterina

June 14, 2019

I honestly couldnโ€™t stop at one serve

This meal was Devine

Bernice

June 2, 2019

Whole family lived it. Only had plain onion soup mix though, so added some mixed herbs. Also added a carrot

Rita Price

January 15, 2019

My husbands favourite potato bake, I make this one often. Thank you for the recipe.

Judith Clark

December 17, 2018

This is mine if U don’t have some of the ingredients
No bacon use diced ham
No onion use shallots or leeks
No pkt French onion soup use pkt of spring veggie soup instead
No cheese U don’t have to add cheese on top
But U must have cream to make it tho

Judith Clark

December 17, 2018

Here is mine
I’ve been making this recipe for many yrs
No bacon use diced ham instead
No onion use shallots or leeks
No pkt French onion soup switch to spring veggie soup one

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 17, 2018

I wouldn’t double the french onion soup due to saltiness risk. Also increase the time but another 2hrs at least I think but that may vary in your cooker so just keep an eye on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Monique Saunders

December 16, 2018

How would I double this?

Nina

September 4, 2018

Made this today for a work lunch. Super easy and everyone loved it !!

You can do either, a pan or a searing slow cooker

Ana

July 4, 2018

Do you fry at the slow cooker or in a different pan?

I would except not double the FO soup due to salt level ๐Ÿ™‚

Kelly

July 1, 2018

Can you double this recipe an the result still be okay?

Donna

May 19, 2018

I tried this last night and was so impressed. It was delicious and the potatoes cooked perfectly. I suck at potato bake normally but this recipe was perfection!

Lisa Saragas

April 2, 2018

I make a potato bake in the oven using this reciepe but i add sweet potato aswell and instead of french onion mix i use chicken noodle soup dry mix which is sooo yummy! I will be trying this in the slow cooker from now on!!

You can make your own here >> FRENCH ONION SOUP MIX

Toni

January 26, 2018

I am in the UK and can never find the French onion soup mix. Anyone know where or an alternative? Thanks

Chantelle

July 25, 2017

Does anyone know if low as opposed to high makes a difference?
I did this recipe ( it’s my usual conventional oven one) in the slow cooker with cream not sour cream and cooked for about 7 hours on low and it was like it was just sitting in 3 inches of grease
Tried and true in the conventional oven though

Ann

July 24, 2017

This looks wonderful, I make a potato bake in the oven using cream of chicken soup. However am going to have a go in the slow cooker now but still using cream of chicken instead of the french onion (not really a fan of this flavour). Hope it looks as good.

If you can fit triple into one cooker then sure you could … but it would definitely need a longer cooking time

Larissa

July 22, 2017

I’m having a big BBQ and was going to make a few potato bakes for the oven before seeing this which looks much easier and yum! Would I be able to triple the batch and do you think it would still cook the same?

Colleen Snibson

March 6, 2017

Wow, this was so easy and simple to make and tasted so delicious. Definitely going to make it this way from now on. So much less mess than the usual way in the oven, especially with my non stick slow cooker ๐Ÿ˜‰

millie

September 19, 2016

Hi is there anyway this can be made WITHOUT any form of cream please..I love cream on its own or in desserts but don’t like in mains/sides etc.

Mark

September 11, 2016

Can u get sour cream in a liquid form

Jennifer Edwards

September 10, 2016

I am so lazy I don’t even scallop the potatoes & I use bacon bits from Coles/Woolies. I cut the potatoes into chunks. I also often use some chicken diced into the mix…still tastes great

I don’t use a tea towel when I make this but that was how the recipe was submitted by it’s creator ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann Capell

August 12, 2016

Maybe the teatowel soaks up the extra condensation so that the drips don’t land on the cheese??

Jess Muller

July 24, 2016

I was so excited to try this slow cooker scalloped potato recipe! I used my food processor to finely skice the potatoes and I diced the onions which I fried with the bacon. I also added some cream because I had it in the fridge and added extra potatoes so we would hand leftovers.
I must say it looked amazing and we were really happy with the texture/consistency. However the French onion soup flavor was too overpowering for us. I would make this again but with a clove of garlic instead of French onion soup.

Patricia Carver

June 29, 2016

Omg. Made this tonight and it is amazing. I was worried the sour cream would split. But it didnt. I have always made potato bake in oven with normal cream. Never going back to that way of cooking again

I use cooking cream ๐Ÿ™‚

Diane wilson

June 28, 2016

Can I use cooking cream instead of sour cream

Rita Mactaggart

June 27, 2016

Yes tea towel under the lid why?

Esma Eftimova

June 14, 2016

I used to make potato bake in the oven and it would always be such a process that put me off from making it that often. I am never making it in the oven again.
I just switched off my slowcoker and couldn’t wait to comment how easy it is to make it in the slowcooker, EVERY SINGLE TIME!

My take on this recipe is that I don’t put in the bacon but add garlic to it – Divine! And the tea towel trick – genious!

Madeleine Vogel

June 5, 2016

Freaking amazing!!! So delicious

Sue McCracken

May 24, 2016

What is the idea of the tea towel under the lid? I’m new at Slow Cooking!

Katie

May 21, 2016

I made this tonight! It’s so easy and tasty, not to mention super filling. Will definitely be making it again

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