Cheesy Swiss bake

Cheesy Swiss bake

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A hearty Alpine-style bake with rich cheese and smoky bacon – ideal after a day on the slopes…or just a walk round the park

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal889
  • fat60g
  • saturates34g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein38g
  • salt3.57g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg floury potato, cut into bite-sized chunks
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  • knob of butter
    Butter

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  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

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  • 200g smoked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 125ml dry white wine
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 350g raclette cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. In a large pan, boil the potatoes for 5 mins, then drain and tip into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently fry the onion until soft. Add the bacon and cook for a further 5 mins. Mix the bacon and onion with the potatoes in the bowl.

  3. Stir in the wine, cream, most of the cheese and a little paprika. Season and mix together, then spread over a large (30cm long x 4cm deep) buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, cover with foil and cook for 25 mins. Remove the foil, sprinkle a little more paprika over the top and cook for a further 20 mins until the cheese is golden brown.

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whats4t
1st Jun, 2012
4.05
this dish is just so delicious! I just add meat or fish for a complete meal, pork or lamb chop, sausages, steak, gammon. Also perfect with salmon, trout etc. Because the potatoes are keeping warm in the oven out of the way, it makes life so much easier to just concentrate on the hob, especially when cooking for guests. Goes without saying that a nice crisp salad is always a a welcome and colourful extra.
chrissiewindsor
7th Apr, 2012
I made this with smoked cheddar, using milk instead of cream - delicious! Have also made mini ones in tart tins, but you need to do your potatoes on a mandolin, or hand cut into matchsticks. it's such a great recipe for playing about with, use whatever you have in the fridge - it'll probably work just fine. I love it!
dermbut
22nd Feb, 2012
5.05
Delicious. Didn't use the paprika but otherwise followed the recipe. I would say the wine probably does help to cut through the creamy richness so would always add it myself. Wll definitely make again. Well worth the calories!!
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blacksabbath
20th Feb, 2012
5.05
very nice. My local Morrisons didn't have any raclette cheese but tasted nice with Emmental.
elsalvadora
9th Apr, 2011
this is super GOOD
newtobasel
11th Jan, 2011
Has become a firm favourite in our house - live in Switzerland so Raclette not a problem!! :-)
madeintheuk
27th Nov, 2010
My daughter made this for us in Slovakia, and it was gorgeous. I love Raclette, very tasty, and found it over here in Waitrose.
889781
21st Oct, 2010
Sounds great,going to try it out tonight. Will serve it with salmon I think.
botleypark402
13th Oct, 2010
3.05
Made this for a Friday night supper and my hubbie had thirds. Delicious but did find it a bit on the greasy side. Will definitely make again
tabsimone-96
7th Sep, 2010
4.05
Delicious warm comforting food. I used a mixture of raclette and ementaal cheese and it turned out gorgeous.

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