Lazy cheesy vegetable hotpot

Lazy cheesy vegetable hotpot

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(13 ratings)

Ready in 35-40 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
Vegetarian food at its easiest and most comforting – and a minimum of washing-up, as it's made in the microwave

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal308
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.83g
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Ingredients

  • 3 leek, trimmed, washed and roughly sliced

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • large knob butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • ½ small Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 8 chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 small vegetarian Camembert or other rinded soft cheese, sliced with the rind on
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaf

Method

  1. In a shallow microwavable dish toss the leeks in half the butter and cook on High for 5 mins until they begin to soften. Stir in the cabbage and mushrooms and add the crème fraîche. Lay the potato slices over the vegetables pressing them down with a fish slice.

  2. Dot the potatoes with the remaining butter and microwave, uncovered, for 15-20 mins on High until they are done. Scatter over the cheese and thyme, and either microwave on High to melt for 2 mins, or grill until crisp and brown. Leave to stand for a few mins and serve straight from the dish.

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Comments (24)

cjayshore's picture

This was all kinds of wrong, wrong, wrong! Not one bit went right. Undercooked potatoes, split créme fraîche and a puddle of watery vegetables!!!

pollyparrot2's picture

I wish this site would given an oven alternative when they give microwave recipes because not everybody has a microwave!

Jennyahurst's picture
5

Yummy - I added a layer of fresh tomato on the bottom, a bit of cambazola blue Brie in with the cabbage and leek mix rather than putting cheese on top. Did all in the oven / grill. I sprayed top with light olive oil rather than using butter. Am definitely going to cook again!

queenamy's picture
1

This did not work work at all and ended up only eating the potatoes on the top.

helenessex's picture
5

Delicious, easy and healthy - the perfect combination! Even my husband who hates vegetables really enjoyed it.

msbake's picture
4

I used a random combination of veg and a bit of double cream that needed using up. Also used parmesan cheese and cooked it in the oven as I don't have a microwave. Despite losing my connection to the site and having to make the recipe up, it turned out a treat - can't really go wrong with this one! Even managed to get my partner to eat cabbage! I would definitely recommend seasoning with salt and pepper though.

grandmagrandad's picture

well that's tonights supper sorted but need to change cheese as husband hates camembert. look forward to trying it depite differing comments on this one. it sounds good to me

dancingbunny's picture
4

I used only 1 leek (as I only had 1!) but it was quite nice, reminded me of bubble and squeak. We had it as a main course but it would work great as an accompaniment to meat or fish. A great and cheap way to use up all the lonely odd vegetables and sprouting potatoes lying about, as I'm sure it can be made with any combination, and any cheese you like, doesn't absolutely have to be camembert.

missericacourt's picture

would this work with cheddar or parmesan? i dont like camembert...?

marola's picture
5

Boy that was good :-) Didn't make it by using the microwave, the technology is still too new for me! I used red onions instead of leek, as I didn't have any. I also added half a courgette as I was a little light on the mushrooms. I will make this again and again as I always seem to have half a pot of creme fraiche that I do not know what to do with. Thanks Mr Desmazery.

gingerchick2's picture
5

ps- i cook this in the oven rather the microwave

gingerchick2's picture
5

loved this. great for the sunday cook up ready for the week ahead- freezes well! second time I made it I added the left over chicken from the Sunday Roast- the pickings off the bones that you never know what to do with- very nice! sprinkle a little grated cheese on top as well which adds an extra bite to the Brie

notmum's picture
4

This was actually surprisingly better than I thought that it would be considering the mixed reviews, I finished it off with the camembert in a hot oven for 20 minutes and the whole thing was tasty and delicious.

kathryn1975's picture
5

forgot my stars

kathryn1975's picture
5

our microwave blew up the night before making this dish so i par-boiled the potatoes and sauted the leeks then layeres all the ingredients them shoved in the oven for 40 mins....oh and i added a clove of garlic to the leeks....delish!

katyrouth's picture
5

Don't normally cook with a microwave, so I was a bit tentative about this, but it turned out wonderfully and was so much faster than using an oven! I put the cheese under the potatoes so it melted into the veg. But please use real cheese for this recipe - "camembert light" is never the answer.

strawboy's picture

Not surprised...........It looks gross!!

raslanuf1's picture

most disgusing rescipe i've ever tasted! would not do it again. even the dog turned his nose up. if you've not got any taste buds or taste try this.

traciekan's picture

tried this twice and completely revolting. thought id made a mistake the first time but no!

mineke's picture

@jipington,
Well, do not use Camembert light then. It's plastic in a box.
If you want to eat low fat, don't eat Camembert. If you want to eat Camembert, eat the real stuff.

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