Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake


September 13, 2015

Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake 5 0 5 19
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4


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


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


58 Reviews


June 23, 2022

This was a hit!! Sooo tasty! Surprised how crunchy the top was in the slow cooker, will be doing it in the slow cooker from now on!

Tiffany Cotterill

February 3, 2022

I made this is my mini slow cooker, so I halved the recipe and didn’t add bacon. Was delicious, best potato bake I’ve ever eaten, will be doing this often πŸ˜πŸ˜‹


July 24, 2021

Love this one.

I tend to use one for potato bakes myself – though many don’t πŸ™‚


July 3, 2021

Do u need the tea ttowel

Susanne Jones

June 23, 2021

Highly recommend this dish, omg the flavour was delicious, only way i make it now πŸ™‚

Never dumb to ask what you aren’t sure of Joanne
No lining needed πŸ™‚


November 3, 2020

This is probably a really dumb question but I have to ask because I don’t know lol.. Do you line the slow cooker with baking paper for this recipe or just pop it all in?


May 4, 2020

Great tasting potato bake, so simple but yet amazing, I used thickened cream with 2 teaspoons of cornflour so it didn’t split, and added a teaspoon of garlic, definitely will make it again.


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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚


December 14, 2019

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


December 10, 2019

Making this for tonight’s dinner. So I hope it’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 πŸ™‚


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 πŸ™‚


August 18, 2019

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

Monique S

August 17, 2019

Best potato bake ever!


August 17, 2019

Omg this is so yummy my whole family love it


August 17, 2019

Omg my whole family loves this I make it heaps it’s that yummy


June 14, 2019

I honestly couldn’t stop at one serve

This meal was Devine


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 πŸ™‚

Monique Saunders

December 16, 2018

How would I double this?


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


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 πŸ™‚


July 1, 2018

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


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


January 26, 2018

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


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


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


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 πŸ˜‰


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.


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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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!


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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