Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake

  • 10MINS
  • 1HR 15MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 415KCAL

If you're looking for a slimming friendly, Weight Watchers or calorie counting friendly meal then this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake is perfect!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories415
  • Carbs49g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat8g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars6g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of the post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake reminds me of my childhood, where it was affectionately known as “Tin Of Praters”.

This recipe is ridiculously easy to make. Seriously! We like an easy dinner, especially if we’ve had a full day of prepping and cooking.

The last thing you want to do after cooking all day, is to cook more for yourself.

Our recipe differs ever so slightly to the one I remember as a kid. There was no cheese (boo-hiss) and I used to have it with a *lot* of ketchup.

You can still have this with ketchup if you prefer, but the combination of bacon and cheese is just too hard to resist!

This Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake is pretty similar to a few other of our slimming friendly oven bake recipes. These are all really easy, and the perfect kind of recipe at the end of a long day.

What diets is this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake suitable for?

This Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Stock cubes

You could also enjoy this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake if you’re dairy free if you leave out the cheese.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake?

You’ll probably already have most of the ingredients, already. So, not really, no!

The main star of the dish is the way that the bacon cooks, and flavours the stock. This stock is then absorbed by the potatoes – and makes this dish so, so epic!

Can you cook Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake another way?

Personally I wouldn’t. It’s best suited to the oven.

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Use floury potatoes such as King Edwards or Maris Piper as they absorb a lot of liquid and flavour.

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‘So good we now make this once a week. Easy and quick to make and tastes fantastic.’

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How many calories are in this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake?

There are less than 415 calories in each portion of our Slimming friendly Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake. This means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence recipe category. You can find all of our other Weekly Indulgence recipes here.

This Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Spread a layer of sliced onion on the bottom of an oven proof dish.

Step 3

Arrange a layer of potato slices and bacon on top of the onions, alternating a couple of slices and potato with a piece of bacon. Next add another layer of onions. Repeat until you have used up all the bacon and potatoes. You should have a couple of layers at least.

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Step 4

Pour the made up stock over the top, then season with a little salt and pepper. Spray the top with a little low calorie cooking spray, then cover with foil and seal.

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Step 5

Cook for an hour, then remove the foil and check that the potato is cooked. If not cover and return it to the oven for a bit longer. When it is cooked sprinkle the cheese over the top, then return to the oven for another 10 – 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.

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Bacon, Onion & Potato Bake - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake?

Now, there isn’t much veg in this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake so it’s really important that you serve it with some!

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How do you know when this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake is cooked?

You should cook this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake until the potatoes are nice and soft when forked. This should take approx 2 hours in the oven.

The dish is sometimes “wet” depending on which potatoes you used. It’s supposed to be like that. You can reserve the sock, and freeze it if you wish. It makes the most epic soup base!

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.

How do I reheat the Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake

If you're looking for a slimming friendly, Weight Watchers or calorie counting friendly meal then this Bacon, Onion and Potato Bake is perfect!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 15
  • KCals 415
  • Carbs 49G

Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes peeled and sliced thinly
  • 16 bacon medallions you can use more bacon if you wish, depending on the pack size. Some have 8 medallions, some 10 per pack
  • 2 onions peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 veg stock cube or chicken stock cube made up with 200ml of boiling water
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 40 g reduced fat cheddar grated
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Spread a layer of sliced onion on the bottom of an oven proof dish
  3. Arrange a layer of potato slices and bacon on top of the onions, alternating a couple of slices and potato with a piece of bacon. Next add another layer of onions. Repeat until you have used up all the bacon and potatoes. You should have a couple of layers at least
  4. Pour the made up stock over the top, then season with a little salt and pepper. Spray the top with a little Low calorie cooking spray, then cover with foil and seal
  5. Cook for an hour, then remove the foil and check that the potato is cooked. If not cover and return it to the oven for a bit longer. When it is cooked sprinkle the cheese over the top, then return to the oven for another 10 - 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is golden brown

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SarahMonday 16th May 2022

I love this recipe. It’s cheap, delicious and easy. I add cabbage to the onion layer and as I chop up the medallions (to use less ) I add a little chopped up bacon to the bottom too. Yummy!

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    HollyWednesday 18th May 2022

    Hey Sarah, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you are a fan of this recipe!

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