Creamy Mushroom and Onion Potato Bake

Creamy mushroom and onion bake, a great budget meal and perfect to serve at a braai
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I created this recipe and my family enjoyed it so much, I am asked to make it on a regular basis.

These particular ingredients work really well, but I am sure you could tweak it a bit to add your own seasoning to taste, and maybe even add some bacon bits.

This will easily feed a family of 4 and you will still have lots left over for the next day.

potato bake


  • 2.5kg Potatos
  • 500g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 very large onion or 2 – 3 smaller ones.
  • 600 ml Double cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon brown sugar
  • Garlic and herb seasoning to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon onion salt
  • A packet of Colmans onion sauce
  • Aromat to taste
  • Aprox 400g of 4 cheese grated mix, or grated mozzarella
  • Splash of white wine


  • Par boil the potatoes drain the water off and set aside to cool.
  • Chop the onion finely, and slice the mushrooms.
  • In a large pan, fry the onions and mushrooms.
  • As the onions and mushrooms are frying, add the brown sugar, the garlic and herb seasoning, the onion salt, a splash of wine (you can decide the size of the splash) and aromat to taste.
  • Fry this mixture until the onions and mushrooms start to go slightly brown.
  • Set this aside.

The creamy sauce mixture

  • Make the Colmans onion sauce according to instructions on packet, leave it to cool, and then mix in the double cream.

Assembling everything

  • Take a large dish that is suitable for the oven ( 30cm x 25cm and approx. 6cm deep)
  • Slice half of the parboiled potatoes and make a bottom layer in the dish.
  • Sprinkle half the grated cheese over this bottom layer.
  • Then spoon the onion and mushroom mixture all over this.
  • Then add the other half of sliced parboiled potatoes.
  • Then sprinkle the other half of the grated cheese over the top.
  • Pour all the onion sauce and cream mixture over everything.
  • Bake this in the oven on Gas Mark 5 or 200C
  • It take approx 30 – 40 minutes, but as ovens vary, just keep checking it until it is golden brown and the potatoes are soft.

Delicious with sausage or any other meats, and perfect to serve at a braai.

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