Easy cheesy bake

Easy cheesy bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Create a comforting veggie dish from your storecupboard staples with this easy cheesy bake

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
542
protein
35g
carbs
32g
fat
15g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
2.18g

Ingredients

  • 225ml bag baby leaf spinach
  • 6 large eggs
  • 425ml milk
  • 1 tbsp English mustard powder
  • 200g bread (about 3 thick slices)
  • 200g mature vegetarian cheddar
  • 4 clusters of cherry tomatoes on the vine

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C and butter a shallow 2-litre dish. Tip the spinach into a colander in the sink and pour a kettleful of boiling water over it. Leave it to wilt while you make the cheesy base. (Or microwave the spinach according to the packet instructions.)
  2. Break the eggs into the bowl of a food processor, pour in the milk, add the mustard and 1 tsp salt. Tear in the bread, crusts and all, then whizz together until smooth. Tip the mixture into a large bowl and grate in three-quarters of the cheese.
  3. Squeeze the spinach, to get rid of all the water, then stir it into the cheese mixture and tip into the dish. Grate over the remaining cheese, top with the tomato clusters and bake for 30-35 minutes until risen and golden. Cool and allow to settle a little before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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fluff175's picture

Definitely cook for a good twenty minutes more at a higher temperature.

hannahrox's picture

hey i am nine years old and i made this recipe mmm spinach

mamachef's picture
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Delicious! Really lovely - have made twice and is definately a crowd pleaser for adults and children alike!

michellesummers's picture
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I had to increase the cooking time too to about 50mins. I really liked it but it left me feeling a little sick at the end of the serving due to the amount of cheese

mrsbun123's picture

I made this for tea last night....I only put in a teaspoon of mustard powder, despite the recipe saying TBSP, it was quite strong still! It also took about an hour to cook and was still runny in the centre. I agree with the other comments that this could be a good recipe for children. However, we thought the texture was odd, probably be better if the bread was cut into triangles, like a savoury bread and butter pudding?! All in all I would not recommend

katylou30's picture
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I have 2 very fussy kids and they both turned their noses up at this I thought it was quite nice although

ejb303's picture

Just made this for dinner...it's yummy...will be using this again and again :O)

lollypop_layla's picture
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Was very nice but it didn't quite cook in the middle.

elisabethe's picture
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I have a very hot fan oven but this took much longer than the recipe suggested to cook and in the end I had to put the heat up to the maximum as the children were waiting for their dinner! It was easy to make other than that and a small amount tasted nice but I found that the taste palled after a few bites. It does seem to be a good way of getting children to eat egg if they don't like it when it looks like egg but the spinach put my awkward child off all together!

cherieorr's picture
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This was a big hit with the family and my 4 year old son loved helping make it. Looks not too good but tastes yummy!!

danialabbanedlebi's picture

So so so very easy & quik to make!!! and DELICIOUS!! I cooked this for my family and it was a HUGE success. was intended as a side dish but turned out to be the main attraction. everyone went for seconds and thirds. My husband even commented that this should firmly be a once-a-week dish!

sparks's picture

I only used 3 eggs because 6 seemed to many and less milk. It came out great! Probably with fewer calories too!

theedda's picture
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This is a lovely recipe and everything you would expect -- cheesy, moreish, and yummy! One word of advice though: BE PREPARED FOR LONGER COOKING TIMES. Every time I've made this I've had to up it considerably.

alecdykes's picture
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This was easy but the result was a little bland - a rather 'bready' taste predominated - unsurprisingly!

ljwarrington's picture
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used wholegrain instead of powdered mustard. i agree mature cheese is best. very nice and warming. yum!

jaimegeorge's picture

This is an excellent dish to cook with young children, my 19 mth daughter helped me teat up the bread and instead of putting the vines across the to we throw the tomatoes on top...great fun perfect dish to cook with children.

helenmiller's picture

I love this dish. I use the strongest cheese I can find. It makes all the differance. Children may prefer milder though.

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