Easy cheesy bake

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


Serves 4
Create a comforting veggie dish from your storecupboard staples with this easy cheesy bake

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal542
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein35g
  • salt2.18g
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  • 225ml bag baby leaf spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 6 large egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 425ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp English mustard powder



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 200g bread (about 3 thick slices)
  • 200g mature vegetarian cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 4 clusters of cherry tomato on the vine


  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.

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Comments (18)

Carolmaria3's picture

I thought this was quite nice but my two teenagers weren't so keen. Quick and easy but took longer in the oven.

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

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

michellesummers's picture

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

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

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

elisabethe's picture

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

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

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

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

ljwarrington's picture

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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