Cheesy vegetable bake

I can’t really take the credit for this dish- it was mainly created by my 3 year old who told me she wanted Carrots and broccoli with bacon and cheese on top for her dinner- so that’s kinda what I created for her!! I’ve called it a bake but it’s not baked! I just couldn’t think of a better way to describe what it is!! Open to suggestions…


2 carrots

2-3 potatoes

1 small broccoli

1-2 leeks

8 mushrooms

5 rashers of smoked bacon (optional)

3 cloves of garlic

1 tub of cream cheese



Cut the broccoli into small florets, peel and slice the carrots, peel the potatoes and cut into cubes

Put the carrots, broccoli and potato into a pan of water and boil until tender.

Meanwhile, slice the leeks and mushrooms and peel the garlic

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat

Add the leeks and cook for 8-10mins stirring constantly

Use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon into strips

Turn the heat up and add the mushrooms and bacon to the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes

Crush the garlic into the pan and cook for another 2mins

Add the entire tub of cream cheese to the pan and stir through

Drain the veg and pour into a heat proof dish

Spoon over the creamy mixture and spread out on top

Grate over plenty of cheddar and mozzarella

Pop under the grill for 5-10mins until the cheese is bubbling away and starting to colour.

Simple and delicious!

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