Potato Gem Potato Bake


January 21, 2022

Everyone loves a slow cooked potato bake but some days you just don’t have the time to prepare with regular potatoes. This was created as a FAST, super easy alternative that takes no time at all! This one is a big hit with the little people in our home 😊

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 5


1kg bag of frozen potato gems

300ml cooking cream

1 x 40g sachet dry French onion soup mix

½ tsp cracked black pepper

1-2tsp of minced garlic

100g diced bacon

1-2 cup grated tasty cheese (depending on how cheesy you like yours)


1Add frozen gems to your slow cooker and top with the diced bacon (raw if fine)

2Combine cream, soup mix, pepper, and garlic and pour over

3Cook on HIGH for 2.5hrs, adding grated cheese on top in final 20mins.


1We use what’s called potato gems from the supermarket freezer section in Australia which are small little hash brown like pieces, also called Tater Tots in US.

2Just check towards the end that there is not burning around edges but that gems are still all nice and hot, if your cooker cooks hotter than some they may be ready 15mins early.

3I used a round 5L slow cooker which made a deeper bake. If you use a larger one that allows the bake to be a thinner total height this may also speed up your cooking times also.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


3 Reviews

Amy Davis

July 22, 2022

This is delicious, a true comfort food. I followed the recipe exactly and has turned out as expected each time. Would highly recommend this recipe 😊


July 21, 2022

It also works with frozen potato wedges delicious

Sarah Vriesen

February 19, 2022

This was really good to have as a side dish, the only thing I didn’t do was measure the cheese because the people in my house love cheese

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