Easy cheesy bake

Easy cheesy bake

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(15 ratings)

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

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 225ml bag baby leaf spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

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

  • 6 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 425ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 1 tbsp English mustard powder
    Mustard

    Mustard

    muss-tard

    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
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

  • 4 clusters of cherry tomatoes on the vine

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.

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elisabethe
17th Jan, 2011
1.05
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
2nd Sep, 2009
5.05
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
4th Aug, 2009
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
10th Mar, 2009
I only used 3 eggs because 6 seemed to many and less milk. It came out great! Probably with fewer calories too!
theedda
6th Jan, 2009
5.05
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
28th Sep, 2008
3.05
This was easy but the result was a little bland - a rather 'bready' taste predominated - unsurprisingly!
ljwarrington
25th Mar, 2008
4.05
used wholegrain instead of powdered mustard. i agree mature cheese is best. very nice and warming. yum!
jaimegeorge
2nd Jan, 2008
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
6th Nov, 2007
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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