Veggie Cheese Bake

A great vegetarian main or suitable to be served as a side dish too. Cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, leeks all baked in a creamy ricotta sauce
Veggie Cheese Bake with ricotta

This veggie cheese bake makes for a lovely vegetarian main, or a great side dish too. Cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, spinach, all covered in a creamy ricotta sauce, with a crisp crunchy cheesy top… yum!

 

Veggie Cheese Bake with ricotta

Veggie Cheese Bake

A great vegetarian main or suitable to be served as a side dish too. Cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, leeks all baked in a creamy ricotta sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Meal, Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: bake, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, spinach
Free or Membership Recipe: Free Recipe
Nut Free Recipe: Nut Free
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Jo Paterson

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cauliflower leaves removed and broken into pieces
  • 300 grams broccoli
  • 160 grams frozen spinach (2 blocks, or fresh baby spinach leaves)
  • 2 medium leeks washed and sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 250 grams ricotta
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 100 grams grated cheese plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 10 grams ready salted crisps crushed (optional)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c (fan)
  • Steam or boil the cauliflower and broccoli in water until tender
  • Saute the leek and frozen spinach for 5 minutes over a medium heat in a little butter until leeks soften and spinach defrosts and breaks apart
  • Place leeks and spinach into the bottom of a buttered ovenproof dish, then add the cauliflower and broccoli pieces
  • Combine ricotta, half of the milk and a pinch of nutmeg if using and mix with a fork until smooth. Add the grated cheese, mix through then add more milk as needed until you achieve a smooth cream like consistency
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables, sprinkle with crushed crisps to add a crunchy crisp topping and then follow with more grated cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | of which saturates: 9g | Fibre: 3g | of which sugars: 3g
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