25 Jan

Cheeky Macaroni Cheese with Basil & Garlic

Cheeky Macaroni Cheese with Basil & Garlic

Serves 5
Prep time 8 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 28 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 200g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
232 2.1g 6.4g 3.9g 0.74g
Serves: 5 People
Calories: 232
Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g Macaroni raw
  • 300ml Water
  • 2 tablespoons Basil chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 1 pinch Salt

The Sauce

  • 600ml semi skimmed milk
  • 30g Flour plain
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 2 pinches Nutmeg
  • 125g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Cheese grated

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre heat an oven to 200ºC (400ºF) gas 6 or a hot grill. Warm the serving dishes.
Pasta
2 Gently simmer 200g of raw macaroni, the basil and garlic in 300 ml of water until the pasta is cooked and has absorbed the water. This will produce 500g cooked pasta by weight.
3 Pour into a large basin, cover with cling film, set aside and keep warm.
The Sauce
4 Place the flour in a sauce pan, slowly add a little of the milk and whisk until very smooth. Add the remaining milk, bring to the boil, whisking continuously and simmer until the liquid becomes a thick smooth sauce, continue to simmer gently for a further 10 minutes to cook out the flour and whisking occasionally to keep smooth and prevent lumping and sticking.
5 Add the nutmeg and mustard, and three quarters of the cheese and whisk in until smooth.
6 Pour the sauce into the cooked pasta and place into the gratin/pie dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and melt under a grill until bubbling and starting to brown or in a hot pre-heated oven for 10 - 15 minutes.

Note

Equipment:
Heavy bottomed saucepan x 2, cheese grater, spatula, whisk, large gratin dish, cling film.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Garnish with a little chopped parsley. Serve with green salad and crusty bread.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Most types of pasta shapes can be used as an alternative to macaroni. No need to wash rinse off cooked macaroni as this will cause a loss of nutrients and flavour.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Basil Is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium and is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin and Niacin, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

25 Jan

Cheeky Minted Cheesy Dauphinoise Potatoes

Cheeky Minted Cheesy Dauphinoise Potatoes

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Total time 2 hours
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 126g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
172 2.1g 7g 4.4g 0.321g
Serves: 4
Calories: 172
Time: 2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 500g Potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 125ml Cream single
  • 75ml Milk semi – skimmed
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed and chopped
  • 15g Breadcrumbs fresh
  • 2 teaspoons Mint chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley chopped
  • 60g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese, grated

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash the potatoes well before preparation. Mix the chopped parsley and mint together with the grated cheese (optional). Pre-heat an oven to 180ºC (350ºF) gas 4.
Method
2 Cut the peeled potatoes in 2mm slices
3 Place potatoes, garlic, cream, milk and nutmeg into a saucepan, bring to boil gently.
4 Transfer to a gratin dish, and flatten the potatoes down
5 Bake in the pre-heated oven for 1½ hours or until a nice crust is formed and all liquid absorbed
6 To finish sprinkle the cheese, breadcrumbs, chopped mint and parsley combined over the potatoes and brown lightly under a hot grill or in a hot oven.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, spatula, saucepan, gratin dish.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with grilled English Lamb Cutlets and a Redcurrant Sauce

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Use potatoes in season and favourites such as Maris Pipers.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Potatoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and are also a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

25 Jan

Cheeky Ploughman’s Lunch in a Wrap

Cheeky Ploughman’s Lunch in a Wrap served with Coleslaw

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Meal type Lunch
Portion Size 329g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
351 15.2g 12.2g 4.3g 1.5g
Serves: 4
Calories: 351
Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Wrap

  • 4 10” (25cm) Tortilla white floured wrap
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle sweet
  • 30g Iceberg shredded or mixed lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mint Chopped
  • 120g Apples eating skin on, cored, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 Large Large tomatoes chopped or sliced
  • 8 Spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Heaped tablespoon Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 2 pinches Black Pepper

Coleslaw

  • 240g Cabbage white, shredded
  • 120g Carrots scrubbed and topped cut into fine matchstick strips
  • 60g Onion shredded
  • 2 pinches Pepper ground black
  • 2 tablespoons (Heaped) Mayonnaise light

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash well the vegetables, fruit and salad items before preparation.
Wrap
2 Lay the wraps on a square of cling film, cover with the pickle, add the lettuce, coriander and mint. Top with the apple and a little lemon juice, the tomatoes, spring onions and grated cheese. Season with a little ground black pepper.
3 Moisten the edge with a little pickle to seal the wrap and using your hands and the cling film roll up the wrap, pinching in the ends to maintain a tight roll. Seal the moistened edge.
4 Tighten and cover with the cling film and refrigerate until ready to serve or cut in half or as appropriate and serve.
Coleslaw
5 Place the prepared vegetables in a mixing bowl season with ground black pepper, add the light mayonnaise and mix well. If not using immediately place in a sealed container, label and refrigerate and use within 24 hours.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, vegetable knife, cling film, cheese grater, mixing bowl.

Cheeky Service Hint:
To serve cut the wrap in half diagonally and serve with 110g (¼) of coleslaw and half a tablespoon of light mayonnaise

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Chapatis can be used as an alternative.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories.

Fruit and vegetables, such as apples, tomatoes, cabbage and spring onions are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

25 Jan

Cheeky Toastie

Cheeky Tomato, Cheese, Onion & Pickle Toastie with Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 19 minutes
Meal type Snack
Portion Size 283g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
317 9g 11g 4g 1.46g
Serves: 4
Calories: 317
Time: 19 mins

Ingredients

Toastie

  • 1 tablespoon Buttery spread reduced fat
  • 4 Small Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese sliced
  • 80g Onion red sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle
  • 1 tablespoon Mint Chopped

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg loose leaf or shredded
  • 4 tablespoons Peppers green de-seeded and sliced
  • 8 Spring Onions

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Well wash and prepare the salad and vegetable items.
Toastie
2 Lay out and evenly spread one side of the bread slices with the reduced fat spread.
3 Top four of the un-spread sides with the sliced tomato, cheese, onion and pickle. Sprinkle over the mint and cover with the second slices of bread, spread side up.
4 Place on the pre-heated sandwich toaster, top lid down and cook until the bread is crunchy golden brown and cheese has melted.
5 Remove, cut diagonally in half and arrange on a napkin lined plate.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with 120g (¼) of the salad).

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Try adding some thin slices of apple they taste delicious with cheese and mint!

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY. Wholemeal bread is low in saturated fat and a source of dietary fibre.

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, table knife, pastry brush, electric sandwich toaster, mixing bowl, kitchen spoon, scales, clingfilm.

25 Jan

Cheeky Baked Jacket Potato with Cheese and Crusty top

Cheeky Baked Jacket Potato with Crusty Cheese Topping and Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 17 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 47 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Snack
Portion Size 357g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
344 5g 12.75g 4g 0.86g
Serves: 4
Calories: 344
Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients

Potato

  • 4 Potatoes Baking (Large)
  • 3 pinches Black pepper
  • 2 pinches Nutmeg
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon Chives Snipped
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped Parsely
  • 20g Fresh Bread Crumbs

Potato (Optional)

  • 25g Buttery reduced fat spread melted

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise light

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash well the potato and salad items. Pre heat an oven to 180ºC (350ºF) gas 4 and bake the potato for up to 1½ hrs or until thoroughly cooked. Pre-heat a grill to finish the potatoes.
Baked Potato
2 Cut the baked potatoes in half, scoop out the potato flesh, leaving a thick skin, place in a basin.
3 Mash well to a smooth mix, season with the pepper and nutmeg, mix in three quarters of the cheese, all the chives and half of the parsley.
4 Spoon the mashed potato mix back into the jackets.
5 Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining parsley and cheese, lightly cover and sprinkle over the potato halves, cover with a little melted spread. Place on a baking tray and brown under a hot grill or in the pre-heated oven and serve.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items less the mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, spoon, bowl, baking tray, potato masher, spatula, saucepan

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with 120g (¼) of crispy green salad and a level tbsp of light mayonnaise.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
The same recipe can be adapted to sweet potatoes.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories

Baked potatoes are low in saturated fat and salt and are a source of vitamin C and folate, when eaten with their skins on.

Vegetables, such as lettuce, peppers and spring onions are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

25 Jan

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese and Tomato wraPizza

Cheeky Half Fat Cheese and Tomato wraPizza with a Crispy Green Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 300g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
320 9g 13g 4.7g 1.4g
Serves: 4
Calories: 320
Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

wraPizza

  • 4 x 8 ” (20cm) Wrap, wholemeal
  • 2 tablespoons Pesto, basil green
  • 320g Tomato raw thinly sliced
  • 160g Onion red, thinly sliced
  • 125g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated
  • 2 pinches Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Basil

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre heat a grill to a high heat.
wraPizza
2 Place the wraps on a baking tray or non-stick frying pan and spread evenly and all over up to the edges with the pesto.
3 Top with the tomatoes, onion and grated cheese right up to the edges.
4 Grill the pizza for 3-5 minutes in the middle of a pre-heated grill until the cheese is melting to a bubbly golden brown.
5 Remove from the grill.
Crispy Green Salad
6 Place all the salad items in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.

Note

Equipment: Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, grill/baking sheet or non-stick frying pan

Cheeky Service Hint: Serve the wraPizzas sprinkled with chopped basil leaves and with 120g (¼) of the salad.

Cheeky Handy Hint: A useful way to cook the pizza is by using a non-stick 10" (25cm) frying pan with the wrap placed inside, the ingredients added and the base lightly warmed up over a gas or electric plate before going under the grill to finish and ensuring a crispy base.

Cheeky Nutrition Hints: Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers are low in salt and saturated fat and one portion (80g) counts towards 1 of your 5 A DAY.

15 Jan

Cheeky Cheese and Onion Omelette

Cheeky Cheese and Onion Omelette

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 3 minutes
Total time 8 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Snack
Portion Size 216g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
313 0.9g 21.6g 7.8g 1g
Serves: 1
Calories: 313
Time: 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Eggs (Beaten)
  • 25g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 2 Spring Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Boiling Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Grounded

Optional

  • 1 tablespoon Chives (Snipped)

Directions

Method
1 Carefully break the eggs into a bowl, add the spring onion, chives, hot water and pepper, Beat well and stir in the grated cheese.
2 Heat a 20cm non-stick frying pan over a high heat.
3 When the pan is hot pour in the egg mix and immediately stir by cooking egg away from the edges, leaving the egg centre of the pan, allowing for runny, uncooked egg to fill the gaps.
4 Keep stirring, occasionally tilting the pan to encourage raw egg to find its way to the pans hot surface.
5 The eggs should thicken within 2-3 minutes giving a beautifully uneven golden surface, with a small amount of runny egg. Carefully fold one side over and transfer the omelette to the plate and garnish with chopped chives.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, 20cm non-stick omelette pan, fork, jug, cheese grater, mixing bowl

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with a green salad. The cheese can be accompanied with easy to prepare, health and tasty additions such as chopped tomatoes, cooked mushrooms and onion.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Other herbs such as parsley and coriander can be used. From stage 3 the omelette can be finished under a hot grill. The omelette can be finished at stage 3 by finishing under a hot grill and serving flat or turned in half

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Spring onions - are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and are also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre

15 Jan

Cheeky Fish Pie with a Cheeky Cheese Sauce

Cheeky Fish Pie with a Cheeky Cheese Sauce

Serves 4
Prep time 35 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 450g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
452 5.6g 11.3g 4.8g 2.2g
Serves: 4
Calories: 452
Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients

The Filling

  • 250g Cod (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 250g Smoked Haddock (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 120g Salmon (Cut into bite sized chunks)
  • 120g Tiger Prawns
  • 1.5 tablespoons Small Capers
  • 1 tablespoon Small Gherkins (Chopped)

The Sauce

  • 250ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 18g Cornflower
  • 75g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 teaspoon English Mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper

The Topping

  • 600g Old Maris Piper Potatoes (Peeled and cut into even sized pieces)
  • 5 Spring Onions (Finely sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (Choppped)
  • 75ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 50g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Wash and prepare the fish as required by the recipe or ask your fishmonger to do this for you
Sauce
2 In a bowl combine the corn flour with 75ml or 3 tbsp of the milk. Set aside and bring the remaining milk to the simmer in a saucepan over a medium heat, stir in the corn flour mixture and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
3 Add the grated cheese, mustard and pepper; continue stirring and cook for a further 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Filling
4 Place the cod, salmon, haddock, prawns, gherkins, capers, and chopped parsley in a bowl, mix well, season with pepper, stir in the cheese sauce. and carefully pour the fish mixture into a large oven proof dish.
Topping
5 When the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash. Season with pepper; add the spring onions, herbs and milk. Stir well and check the seasoning.
6 Carefully spoon the mash over the fish sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes until thoroughly cooked and golden brown in the pre-heated oven.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, measuring jug, cheese grater, whisk, spatula, mixing bowl, saucepan, large pan, large bowl and large oven proof dish.

Cheeky Service Hint:
This recipe makes a great coating sauce, perfect for use in pies, pouring over fish and binding ingredients together.

Cheeky Handy hint
For a slightly thinner pouring sauce for pasta dishes etc, simply reduce the amount of corn flour to 30g per 500ml milk.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Cod is low in Saturated Fat and is also a good source of Vitamin D, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Potassium and a very good source of Protein, Phosphorus and Selenium.

15 Jan

Cheeky Cheese & Chive Dip

Cheeky Cheese & Chive Dip

Serves 4-5
Prep time 4 minutes
Meal type Condiment
Portion Size 72g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
117 3g 7.8g 2.3g 0.64g
Serves: 4-5
Calories: 117
Time: 4 mins

Ingredients

  • 200g Low Fat Yoghurt
  • 100g Light Mayonnaise
  • 20g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper (Freshly Grounded)
  • 1 tablespoon Chives (Snipped)

Directions

Method
1 In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until required.

Note

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with sticks of carrot, celery and cucumber as a lunch-box healthy snack.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Add a dash of tomato ketchup for a Marie Rose style dip

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Low fat yoghurt is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Potassium, and a very good source of Calcium and Phosphorus. A large portion of the calories in yoghurt come from sugars.

15 Jan

Cheeky Cheese & Vegetable Enchiladas

Cheeky Cheese & Vegetable Enchiladas

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Portion Size 225g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
332 11.5g 14.7g 3.5g 2g
Serves: 4
Calories: 332
Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 240g Mixed Peppers (De-seeded and Sliced)
  • 175g Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 175g Onions (Peeled and Shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika Powder
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (Ground)
  • 4 Large Soft Tortilla Wraps
  • 200g Salsa Sauce

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Well wash and prepare the vegetables. Pre-heat the oven 180oC (350oF) Gas mark 4.
Method
2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the slice onions, peppers and mushrooms, cook for 5-6 minutes, until softened, stirring occasionally. Add the spices and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring to make sure the spices do not burn.
3 Lay out the tortillas on a clean board and evenly divide the vegetable mixture across the centre of each tortilla sprinkle over 20g of the cheese and black pepper.
4 Carefully roll up each tortilla and place in the ovenproof dish.
5 Evenly drizzle the salsa over each tortilla and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
6 Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melting and bubbling.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, spatula, large frying pan, mixing bowl, large oven proof dish

Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve with a reduced fat crème fraiche and crisp mixed salsa

Cheeky Handy Hint:
For non-vegetarians the peppers can be replaced with 200g cooked chicken or beef cut into thin strips or as a compromise half the peppers can be replaced by beef and or chicken.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Peppers Green are low in Saturated Fat and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium and are also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese. A large portion of the calories in peppers come from sugars.