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 is Food Editor at and has over 10 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to kitchen appliances, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends some of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family including her two lucky children.