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How to Cook Bubble & Squeak: Cabbage, Bacon & Potato Casserole + Video

If you’ve never heard of Bubble & Squeak before, it’s so named because of the sounds it makes in the pan when you cook it.

Traditionally speaking, this is an old British dish made in a cast iron frying pan with cabbage, potatoes & bacon.

How to Cook Bubble & Squeak:

How to Cook Bubble & Squeak - cookingwithkimberly.comThis cabbage, bacon & potato casserole is my version of bubble & squeak for this occasion. It’s like a baconator-lasagna of sorts.

Type: Main Dish Recipe

Serve with: a big fork
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Serves: 4-5 people

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • bacon fat – to grease baking dish
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 6 potatoes – or more if you need to fill baking dish
  • 1 cabbage – sliced into 1 inch medallions, without the core
  • 2 carrots – grated
  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • 3 – 4 tbsp chicken stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease baking dish with bacon fat.
  3. How to Cook Bubble & Squeak - cookingwithkimberly.comThinly slice potatoes, cabbage medallions, and grate carrot.
  4. Layer bacon, cabbage, then potatoes, seasoning as you go with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper & dots of butter, to taste.
  5. Repeat layers until baking dish is filled, finishing with a layer of bacon on the top. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  6. Bake in oven on 350 degrees F until it gets nice and crispy on the top.
  7. Cover in the oven with a loose foil tent prepared with non-stick spray.
  8. Continue to bake until vegetables are fork tender; check the potatoes.
  9. Serve as a flavorful side dish or main.


I hope you enjoy this British Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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