Cheesy vegetable bake


Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 30 mins
Serves: 4


  • 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 small broccoli
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 200g grated cheddar cheese
  • 300ml milk
  • 300ml cream
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to season


1. Cook carrots, cauliflower and broccoli until tender, drain and place in a shallow ovenproof dish.

2. Heat the milk gently until it almost reaches boiling point. In a separate pan melt the butter over a low heat and blend in the flour using a wooden spoon. Stir for about 2 minutes, ensuring it stays a pale colour.

3. Slowly add the milk to the butter/ flour mixture, stirring well. Increase the heat, continue to stir.

4. Cook for about 2 minutes on a medium heat, continuing to stir to avoid lumps. Once thickened add the cream, cheese, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth.

5. Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables and top with breadcrumbs.

6. Bake in a preheated oven 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 for 30 minutes. 

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