Healthier Veg in Cheese Sauce

For this one think of it as a healthier substitute for cauliflower cheese or macaroni and cheese. It has lots of flavour but less fat, less refined carb and more veg.

 

Veg in cheese sauce

Healthier Veg in Cheese Sauce
 
Recipe type: Dinner, Side, Lunch
Ingredients
  • Your choice of veg (this is cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, celery, kale and carrots)
  • 1 carton of cottage cheese
  • ½ a cup of skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop your choice of veg This is cauliflower, broccoli, leeks, celery, kale and carrots. Boil until soft, around 10 mins. Add the broccoli after the rest as it will take less time to cook.
  2. Strain the veg and put to one side
  3. Make the healthy version of a cheese sauce by mixing one carton of cottage cheese with ½ a cup of skimmed milk, one egg white, 1 tsp corn flour and a tsp of Dijon mustard. Blend to a smooth texture
  4. Layer the veg with the cheese sauce and top with some Parmesan cheese. Parmesan is good as it is strong so you don't need as much as some cheeses
  5. Bake in the oven at 180C for about 20 mins until the top is golden brown. The cottage cheese mixture does split slightly in the heat but the flavour is still good.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

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