Creamy Potato Bake – with Chorizo & Bacon


October 23, 2015

Creamy Potato Bake – with Chorizo & Bacon 5 0 5 9
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: 6-8


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


1Spray slow cooker bowl with non stick cooking spray

2Rewash your potatoes to ensure they are nice and clean. Leave skin on.


4Slice the small potatoes thinly - if you cut them thick you will need to increase your cooking time to ensure they are cooked to tender.

5Lay half sliced potatoes in the sprayed bowl.

6Add think sliced onion rings, bacon and chorizo

7Cover with second half of potato slices

8Add garlic and pepper to cooking cream and mix well (see note below re cream)

9Pour cream mix over.


11Cook with tea towel/cover under lid for 2hrs high + 2.5hrs low (or 4.5hrs on auto).

1230mins before serving time add cheese on top and a sprinkle of paprika then re cover it and continue cooking so cheese can melt.

13(I use the paprika as it gives the look of browning - but you can finish it in the oven if you prefer)


15Serve straight from slow cooker and enjoy 🙂

16We served ours with sombrero chicken and salad as pictured


18Note: Cooking cream is a pourable cream in the cream fridge of your supermarket that is less likely to split during cooking than regular cream.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


24 Reviews

Tracey Davies

August 4, 2021

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.


July 25, 2021

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 🙂

Kathy Flatman

May 16, 2021

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!


January 10, 2021

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


January 5, 2021

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. 😋😋

You could add a half a pkt if you wished to but not required 🙂


October 31, 2020

Help. I noticed someone mention onion soup mix but cant see in the ingredients?


July 25, 2020

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

Nathalie Smith

May 28, 2020

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.


May 6, 2020

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!

Debbie J

April 26, 2020

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 😍


February 6, 2020

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 😋😋

UK members tell me they use creme fraiche? (unsure on spelling)


August 23, 2018

What is cooking cream equivalent in U.K.?

I use a 5L one usually but it would fit in a smaller or larger one too – just adjust times (an emptier cooker cooks a littler hotter than a full one)


August 3, 2018

What size cooker did you use please?

Amber Webster

July 22, 2018

This was absolutely amazing! I’ll never cook potato bake in my oven again!!

No 🙂


July 19, 2018

Amazing ! My whole family loved this. Definitely making this again


July 19, 2018

Do the sausages need to be fried first?

No this one is too big for that 🙂


May 22, 2017

hi Pauline
Did you make this in the 1.5L slow cooker?


April 22, 2016

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!


March 28, 2016

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.

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