Creamy Potato Bake – with Chorizo & Bacon

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Creamy Potato Bake - with Chorizo & Bacon

4.80 from 5 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes


  • 850 grams of small washed potatoes, skin on (I used baby cream delights)
  • 1 x small brown onion, thin sliced
  • 100g diced bacon
  • 100g diced chorizo sausage
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 500ml COOKING cream
  • 1.5 cups grated tasty cheese
  • Sprinkle of paprika
  • Non stick cooking spray


  • Spray slow cooker bowl with non stick cooking spray
  • Rewash your potatoes to ensure they are nice and clean. Leave skin on.
  • Slice the small potatoes thinly - if you cut them thick you will need to increase your cooking time to ensure they are cooked to tender.
  • Lay half sliced potatoes in the sprayed bowl.
  • Add think sliced onion rings, bacon and chorizo
  • Cover with second half of potato slices
  • Add garlic and pepper to cooking cream and mix well (see note below re cream)
  • Pour cream mix over.
  • Cook with tea towel/cover under lid for 2hrs high + 2.5hrs low (or 4.5hrs on auto).
  • 30mins before serving time add cheese on top and a sprinkle of paprika then re cover it and continue cooking so cheese can melt.
  • (I use the paprika as it gives the look of browning - but you can finish it in the oven if you prefer)
  • Serve straight from slow cooker and enjoy 🙂
  • We served ours with sombrero chicken and salad as pictured
  • Note: Cooking cream is a pourable cream in the cream fridge of your supermarket that is less likely to split during cooking than regular cream.

30 thoughts on “Creamy Potato Bake – with Chorizo & Bacon”

  1. I made this on the weekend and it was very tasty! We added extra chorizo sausage.. and the flavour really went through the cream. Thanks for the recipe!! Will definitely make it again.

  2. Delicious! I cooked 3 hours on high and added a layer of sweet potato in between the onion, bacon and chorizo layer. Took all my self control not to eat the whole slow cookers worth. Yum!

  3. Doubled the recipe for my 6 litre slow cooker. Added extra garlic.
    Amazed how well it turned out.
    Cooked on low for 7-8 hrs
    Definitely going to be cooking this one again ??

  4. Absolutely loved this recipe, made a large batch in 7 litre SC (I had bacon and chorizo that needed to be used up) and did an extra couple of layers. Served with devil wings and steamed beans. Will defiantly be making it again ?

  5. Made this to die for dish in the baby slow cooker so halved ingredients, except chorizo, and reduced cooking time to 1.5 hours high then 1.5 hours low.
    The smell was enticing and enough for 4 people. A stylish side that’s so easy!

  6. Nathalie Smith

    Made this for dinner tonight it was so yummy and hubby was a huge fan I didn’t add the chorizo I didn’t have any but added a little sweet potato that was open in the fridge will definitely make this again ..the flavours were great I mostly cooked it on low cause my cooker cooks better slow thanks Paulene for another great recipe I served mine with homemade rissoles and peas.

  7. Just made this. It was so good. I 1.5 x the recipe. Didn’t have enough cooking cream so used normal cream and some sour cream. Used vegeta as didn’t have onion soup packet, Worked well. Yum

  8. I made this today and it was so Delicious. My fussy 6y old ate it and my 9y old loved it! I only had 300ml cream so added sour cream as well, I also put in dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of vegeta and 2 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard. Definitely putting this on the list again to eat. ??

  9. Making this for tea tonight did potato bake in the slow cooker before always in the oven looking forward to the taste test

  10. Yummy. Halved the recipe and did it in the 1.5ltr baby. Thought the chorizo would make it really oily but happy to say that wasn’t the case. Didn’t use the tea towel trick as the baby was way too full. Turned out great!

  11. I did a version of this but still followed the cooking time as well as using the tea towel trick. I used 1kg baby white potatoes, 600mls cooking cream and a packet of french onion soup and left out the chorizo and onion. I sprinkled a layer of cheese in the middle with the bacon and it turned out beautiful the potatoes were cooked perfectly. I served it with crumbed lamb cutlets and it went down a treat with my family <3 I forgot to sprinkle the paprika over the cheese but nobody noticed 🙂

  12. This was so nice. I was limited to pantry items I home..
    I didn’t have chorizo. I used regular thickened cream. 1c cheese.
    Delish aa a side dish with leftovers from.night befores meal.

  13. Smaller 1.5lt SC used, for 3 Decent size servings. Very Tasty … Adapt to your own flavours & liking, as others have done, (see comments above). Use as side dish leaving out chorizo, &/or add a bit of French Onion soup mix, &/or sweet Potato in between layers & serve with meat of your choice eg.Lamb Cutlets, Chicken Pieces, cooked separately.
    Recommended this recipe. Quick & easy to prepare & cooks fast in a 1.5 Lt. SC for approx 2hrs (give or take) or longer in a bigger SC.

  14. 4 stars
    I made this potato bake Boxing Day for dinner.Was a huge hit. I added a layer of sweet potatoes over the bacon,onion and chorizo and topped with another layer of potato and put bacon on top. I will be making this again. Thank you paulene.

  15. Carole Williamson

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I browned the bacon & some extra onion first, removed them then followed the recipe. Served it with peas & it was really well received. There’s enough left for another dinner for hubby & I – yummy!

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