Leek, potato & bacon bake

Leek, potato & bacon bake

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8
This bake is a cross between two classics – creamy dauphinoise and pommes boulangère (potatoes cooked in stock), the perfect side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Source of vitamin c
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal153
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 600ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1kg potato, thinly sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 6 leek, thinly sliced into rounds



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3-4 rashers streaky bacon, snipped
  • 3 tbsp double cream (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the stock in a large pan, bring to the boil, then add the potatoes and the leeks. Bring back to the boil for 5 mins, then drain well, reserving the stock in a jug.

  2. Meanwhile, butter a large baking dish. Layer up the potatoes and leeks higgledypiggledy, seasoning as you go, then scatter the bacon over the top. Season well, pour over 200ml of the reserved stock, then spoon over the cream (if using) and cover with foil. Can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled. Bake for 40 mins, uncovering halfway through so that the bacon crisps.

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Comments (89)

ricky7's picture

quite tasty and a healthy option

jb5370's picture

I made this as a main course for my family and everyone loved it! I put in all my stock as it had thickened quite a lot while cooking the potatoes - probably due to the starch - but it was too much. However, it meant we had a delicious gravy instead of just a bake, which was great with crusty bread.

shannon19870's picture

We had this as a main meal, it was delicious! Would definitely have it again. I added two extra spoonfuls of cream and about 150ml of stock, just the right amount of sauce for us, my 3 year old and partner really liked it. I also used ham instead of bacon!!! Yummy xx

girlwiththemostcake's picture

I was looking for a potato side dish to serve with a chicken and sausage one-pan meal. I actually ended up adapting this by using onion instead of leeks and I omitted the bacon. I was really impressed at how easy and delicious it was so I will probably have a go at the official version too!

ajhiggins's picture

I tryed this and both my kids aged 5 and nearly 2 loved it and so did i i have even made another and put it in the freezer for another day.

purpleflufff's picture

I made this last night as a dinner (not a side dish). Was very good. I forgot to add the garlic and onions as recommended but will definately do that next time as I can see how it would improve an already lovely dinner! I did think it was a bit too fluid when I dished up but as I ate my dinner the potatoes really absorbed the liquid and it turned out perfect. Another great (and easy) mid week dinner from Good Food.

jennifer@orkneyisles.net's picture

We really enjoyed this dish on its own but didn't use all the stock, will definately make it again.

hlnharrison's picture

goes well with roast chicken, lamb or pork. Nice to have something to prepare ahead when entertaining

lesley1142's picture

I agree that far too much stock used so will reduce in future. I added mushrooms, mix of white and red onions and used creme fraiche on top instead of high calorie cream. Delicious!

rebeccarichards1999's picture

This one really just didn't work for me. I think 200ml is too much stock to put back in and mine came out really watery and not really much of a bake. Tasted good though.

lurvlyloz's picture

i thought it was ok...the boyf didnt like it.
not the most exciting but filled a hole :)

haleyarnold's picture

it was not for me but the rest of the family loved it. glad i tried it tho

milney's picture

i simply cant wait to make this dish never mind taste it, my mouth is drooling, roll on tomorrow

nncole's picture

Hmm, not so good for me this one, the potatoes needed a little longer and the stock remained like water. Was very tasty but needs a few adjustments from me before i make it again.

stesar's picture

I made this for dinner today, I added a bit of garlic to the leek & potatoes. This gave it a lovely taste. I added less stock as suggested above. Would make again.

hlnharrison's picture

I thought 200 ml was not enough stock to put back in - I probably used about 400ml. However a very tasty way of serving potatoes with a roast chicken or even as a midweek main course.

katieholford's picture

It was delicious!
Definetley do again, I used as a main meal and i sprinkled cheese over the top once baked, and ate once melted.
Went down a treat.

wildwoman66's picture

I made this with honey glazed chicken and it went down a treat,i never add cream and next time i will add slices of sausage or parma ham instead of bacon for a change.

nikki88's picture

did this recipe for dinner and it went down a treat with everyone.


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