Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake


September 13, 2015

Easy French Onion & Bacon Potato Bake 5 0 5 4
  • 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


15 Reviews


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

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

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

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I use cooking cream 🙂

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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