Pork and Potatoes Bake: A 20-Year-Old Beloved Recipe

For over two decades, this recipe for Pork and Potatoes Bake has been a staple in my kitchen, and it’s easy to see why. I find myself returning to it at least three times a week, drawn by its simplicity and the delicious harmony of flavors. If you’re looking for a comforting meal that combines tender pork, crispy potatoes, and a fresh salad on the side, this recipe is perfect!


For the Pork and Potatoes:

  • 1 kg pork, cut into pieces
  • 2-3 onions, sliced into half rings
  • 500 g potatoes, sliced thinly
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp mustard (3 for topping, 1 for dressing)
  • 3-4 tbsp yogurt
  • 3-4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp salt (plus more for seasoning)
  • Pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 3 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • Olive oil, for dressing
  • Lemon juice, a splash
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Prep the Meat:

  1. In a bowl, combine the pork pieces, sliced onions, 2 tsp salt, pepper, and olive oil. Mix well.
  2. Allow the mixture to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the Baking Sheet: 3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Spread the marinated meat evenly across the sheet.
  2. Arrange the thinly sliced potatoes over the meat and season with salt and pepper.

Create the Topping: 6. In a separate bowl, mix the mustard, yogurt, and mayonnaise.

  1. Spread this mixture over the potatoes.
  2. Cover with a damp piece of parchment paper and seal with foil.

Bake: 9. Preheat the oven to 200-210°C (392-410°F).

  1. Bake for 70 minutes.

Prepare the Salad: 11. In a bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, and red pepper.

  1. Dress with olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Mix well.

Serve: 13. Serve the hot baked dish accompanied by the fresh salad.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure your pork is cut into even pieces to cook uniformly.
  • Marinating the pork with onions helps infuse it with extra flavor.
  • Use parchment paper under the foil to keep the moisture in and make the potatoes crispy on top.

Health Benefits

This recipe offers a balanced meal with protein from the pork and a variety of vitamins and minerals from the vegetables. Using yogurt instead of more mayonnaise in the topping makes it a healthier option.


  1. Can I substitute the pork with another type of meat?
    • Absolutely! Chicken thighs or beef chunks can work well in this recipe.
  2. How can I store leftovers?
    • Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  3. Can I prepare this dish ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the dish up to the baking step and keep it refrigerated. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time when ready to cook.


This Pork and Potatoes Bake is more than just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that has stood the test of time in my kitchen. Try this recipe for a hearty dinner that’s guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and bring warmth to your table.

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