Simple grub: vegetable gratin

I still haven’t been shopping! We seem to have a glut of unused veg in the fridge so I put off the Aldi trip another day to use them up.

imageI also took the opportunity to use a couple of sachets of cheese sauce mix that came from Approved Foods. I don’t usually use packet sauces, but they were so cheap, and the parsley sauces I bought last time were pretty good, so I thought I would give them a try.

imageI used two sticks of celery, a large courgette, a yellow pepper, a head of broccoli and a handful of mushrooms, but you could throw in any veg that needs using up. I sautéed all the veg for about 5 minutes, chopped quite small. If you prefer your veg less crunchy you could parboil it. I made the sauce and mixed it all together, put it in a casserole dish and topped with grated cheese. I then baked it for 20 minutes so that the cheese was golden and bubbly. We had this witimageh baked potatoes and spinach, so most of our five a day in one hit. It went down a treat and the cheese sauce mix was pretty good.

I will do a shop tonight though: I can’t put it off forever !

2 thoughts on “Simple grub: vegetable gratin

  1. Hemstitch

    That looks just my kind of food…love it! Tip for anyone off to France at any time: look for “Rouille” in the supermarkets. It’s a slightly spicy, creamy addition to fish dishes, in a small jar of about 100 ml. A spoonful adds good flavour to the sauce of any white fish, salmon, prawns, etc.

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