15 Jan

Tomato & Courgette Bake with a Cheeky Cheese & Herb Crust

Tomato & Courgette Bake with a Cheeky Cheese & Herb Crust

Serves 4
Prep time 12 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 57 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 238g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
241 5.5g 11g 3.6g 0.875g
Serves: 4
Calories: 241
Time: 60 mins

Ingredients

  • 250g Tomatoes cherry vine ripened
  • 320g Courgette thinly sliced
  • 200g Shallots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 25ml Oil of olive
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley fresh chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme fresh chopped
  • 150g Breadcrumbs fresh
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese
  • 150g Peppers red cut into 2cm chunk
  • 2 pinches Pepper black ground

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre-heat the oven 180oC (400oF) Gas mark 6. Prepare and lightly grease a large gratin dish.
Method
2 In a small bowl combine the grated cheese with the breadcrumbs, herbs and pepper mix well and set aside.
3 Arrange the sliced vegetables in the gratin dish, drizzle over the oil and season with pepper.
4 Lightly cover the dish with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
5 Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese and herb mix evenly over the cooked vegetables, return to the oven
for a further 10 minutes until crisp and golden.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, spatula, mixing bowl, large gratin dish approximately 30x20cm (12”x8”).

Cheeky Service Hint:
Ideal to serve with a green salad and chunky oven baked potato wedges with skin on.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Other herbs such as sage and marjoram can be used for the crust.

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.

Tomatoes are low in Sodium and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and are also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.