Potato Bake with Mushrooms and Onions .

I love the idea of baking in the oven, just do a little preparation, stick the dish in the oven and you can do whatever you want, whilst your meal is cooking.

They are thousands of baked potatoes recipes on internet, but i still decided to share mine with you.


Potatoes- 1 kg, peeled and thinly sliced.

Onion- 3 medium, cut in half rings.

Mushrooms- 200 g, sliced.

Cheese- 250 g, grated.

Milk, water- enough to cover the potatoes.

Fresh cream- 300 ml.

Milk- 300 ml.

Sour cream- 3oo ml.

Garlic- 2 cloves, grated.

Fresh thyme- 1 tablespoon.

Salt, pepper, paprika- to taste.

Oil for frying.


Boil sliced potatoes in a milk/water mixture for 10 minuets. I find this step necessary, as it shortens the cooking time in the oven and potatoes come out nice and soft.

Preheat the oven to 225C.

Rinse potatoes under cold water and let them cool slightly.

Fry onions and mushrooms, till browned and set aside.

In a bowl mix fresh cream, milk, 2/3 of cheese, garlic, salt ,pepper, paprika and fresh thyme.

Get your baking dish ready and start assembling.

Drizzle a little oil at the bottom of your dish and lay the first layer of potatoes.

Put 1/3 of your potatoes, followed by half of the onion mixture and half of the cream mixture.

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Repeat this step.

Finally spread the rest of the cheese, the amount will be determined by the width of your dish, as you need to cover the top with cheese.

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Cover the dish with foil, cook in the oven at 225C, for 45 minuets, then  increase the heat to 250C ,remove the foil  and let it brown ,should take around 15 minuets.

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Take the dish out of the oven and let it sit for at least an hour ( put the foil back on).

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  1. ginasjoys May 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This dish sounds divine, I can’t wait to try the recipe! I will just need to do some homework first. 😉 (figure out the measurements)

    1. Alina May 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Fantastic, thank you😘

  2. wonderingcreatures April 18, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Thanks! Going to try this tonight but with sweet potatoes cos that’s all I have in the cupboard x

    1. Alina April 18, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Sure, it will work. Please let me know😀

  3. youthfoodblog April 18, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Love the golden crust! Very hearty!

    1. Alina April 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Thank you 😀

    1. Alina April 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you😀

  4. Cecile April 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I love the word ‘whilst’ – we don’t use that word in the States – and I wish we did ! I love this recipe – I’m thinking how delicious it would be with a roasted chicken. Only one small problem for this American… I’ll have to figure out the measurements in pounds and ounces. But this recipe is worth it/ (I didn’t see a ‘Pinterest’ pin?? – but I’m pinning this, for sure!!)

    1. Alina April 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Haha, Cecile, thank you.) you always put a smile on my face.:) do you think, I should use cups as measurements, maybe? Would that help?

      1. Cecile April 17, 2016 at 3:12 pm

        Glad I make you smile Alina – I am pretty good at making people smile, often at my own expense!!
        It would add extra work for you to add the info. so we Americans can figure out the measurements – and we can find the info. online.
        In fact, when we lived in Malta I had the info. taped to a cupboard door, plus the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
        I have no idea why we’re, pretty much, the only people on earth who don’t use the metric system !!
        Have a great Sunday – this is my weekend for sewing curtains!! ; o )

      2. Alina April 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        I agree, metric system makes more sense. My lecturer at uni, was telling us, that measurement “foot” -that was actually someone’s foot used as a measure, isn’t it funny. Otherwise for my future recipes, I will use as many cups and spoons as i can. To make it easier. And of course, thanks to Google, all the info is at your fingertips. 😀

  5. Mirror Of The Soul April 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This looks yummy and thanks for liking my salad =)


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