Cheesy pancake bake recipe

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This delicious cheesy pancake bake is a great way to serve your pancakes on pancake day. It could also make a delicious main course too

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

If you're really looking to celebrate Pancake Day, this cheesy pancake bake is a dish you can try for your main course before you tuck into the sweet treats.

This pancake recipe is so simple to pull together - and is also something a little different. While many people think that sweet pancakes are the supreme, we reckon you'll change your mind when you get a taste of these. We've made our pancakes from scratch before filling them with hot, cheesy sauce, slices of fried bacon, savoy cabbage and mozzarella. While we've stuck to mozzarella and cheddar for our cheese topping choice, you could really ramp things up with slices of blue cheese or even grating some pecorino over the top.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • ¼ savoy cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 ball mozzarella, sliced
  • 100g Cheddar cheese, grated




  1. Make your pancakes using the recipe above and then set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the grill. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and then add the chopped bacon. Stir until nice and golden.
  3. Add the cabbage and the caraway seeds, stir to combine, then turn down the heat and put a lid on the saucepan. Cook for 7 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
  4. Stir in the mozzarella, season and remove from the heat.
  5. Divide the mixture between four pancakes, placing it down the centre of the pancake. Fold in each side of the pancake and transfer to a baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle liberally with the Cheddar cheese and then place under the grill for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Top tips for making cheesy pancake bake:

The secret to great pancakes is to use a very shallow frying pan. Make sure it's nice and hot and always throw the first pancake away. Once made, put a sheet of greaseproof paper between each pancake and wrap in a clean tea towel to keep them moist.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies