Swiss Cheesy Bacon Bake Recipe

Here is my swiss cheesy bacon bake recipe. It’s great on a cold winter night as it’s very filling. I like to serve with baked beans!


  • 300g Smoked Rindless Bacon
  • 700g Onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
  • 900g Old Potatoes
  • 300ml Creme Fraiche
  • 1tsp Dried Thyme
  • 225g Gruyere or Emmental Cheese (grated)
  • 300ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Chop the bacon and fry it in its own fat until crispy.
  2. Remove from the pan and put on a plate for later.
  3. Fry the chopped onion in the residue of the fat from the bacon, add the sugar and cook over a moderate heat until caramelised, this will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally to stop from sticking.
  5. Peel and chop the potatoes into thick slices and put in a pan of cold salted water.
  6. Bring to the boil and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Drain and leave them to cool a little don’t leave to cool completely as they can discolour.
  8. Mix the Creme fraiche, thyme and salt and pepper into the potatoes.
  9. Butter a 2-litre shallow ovenproof dish.
  10. Cover the bottom of the dish with half the potatoes, layer over the onions, then the bacon.
  11. Use two-thirds of the cheese to cover the potatoes, onions and bacon.
  12. Pour over the remaining potatoes, pour in the stock and cover with the remaining cheese.
  13. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 200C/gas 6 until golden brown and the potatoes are tender.

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