Bubble & squeak with slice cut

Bubble & squeak

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Bubble & squeak should be on everyone's radar come Christmas time - it's a great way of using up leftover mash, sprouts and cabbage

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal212
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.89g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1 tbsp duck fat, goose fat or butter



    Rich and full of flavour, duck meat is extremely nutritious, with high levels of protein, B…

  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 15-20 cooked Brussels sprouts, sliced, or leftover boiled cabbage, shredded
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

    bruss-ell spr-ow-t

    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 400g cold leftover mashed potato, or cold crushed boiled potatoes



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


  1. Melt 1 tbsp duck fat, goose fat or butter in a non-stick pan, allow it to get nice and hot, then add 4 chopped streaky bacon rashers. As it begins to brown, add 1 finely sliced onion and 1 chopped garlic clove.

  2. Next, add 15-20 sliced cooked Brussels sprouts or shredded boiled cabbage and let it colour slightly. All this will take 5-6 mins.

  3. Add 400g cold mashed potato. Work everything together in the pan and push it down so that the mixture covers the base of the pan.

  4. Allow the mixture to catch slightly on the base of the pan before turning it over and doing the same again. It’s the bits of potato that catch in the pan that define the term ‘bubble and squeak’, so be brave and let the mixture colour.

  5. Cut into wedges and serve.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Baking Bee
15th Apr, 2020
Absolutely delicious! I made with whatever potato and cabbage I had so I used a lot more than the amounts in the recipe but it worked out brilliantly. Will definitely make again.
Delfi Warner-Haskell's picture
Delfi Warner-Haskell
22nd Mar, 2020
Absolutely delicious. Included leftover shredded cabbage, peas, carrots and green beans. Also seasoned with a little salt and a generous grind of pepper. Everyone wanted seconds.
4th Feb, 2020
This is the best bubble and squeak that I’ve made. The addition of onion and bacon (pancetta in this instance) was really tasty. I cooked some potatoes and cabbage just to make this to serve with cold roast pork. Mine did stick together but I felt that it was a little dry, but nothing that a dollop of pickle couldn’t sort out.
27th Dec, 2018
A lovely way to use up sprouts! Mine also didn’t stick together but it was still tasty. Needs lots of seasoning!
19th Feb, 2018
Mine didn't look anything like the picture and it didn't stick together. However it was absolutely delicious and just like my mum used to make even with the garlic. We had it with grilled sausages and a fried egg on top.
5th Jan, 2018
Very nice recipe. I did season it well before frying, from past experience of cooking this. Even hubby noticed it was a really nice bubble and squeak compared to usual! For those of you averse to using the garlic, try it, it really works! It's the first time I've used garlic and I will in future.
2nd Jan, 2017
Great recipe, easy to follow, and a good way to use up Christmas leftovers, or at any time of the year. Nice with a bit of brown sauce on the side!
1st Dec, 2015
Well worth cooking potatoes and brussels sprouts to make this!
Shona McLean
4th Jan, 2015
This is great with cheese though it and served on top of chicken and leeks with mushroom sauce
27th Dec, 2014
Great little recipe to use up veg. Also recommend adding an egg to help bind it


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?