Turkey and vegetable bake is the ultimate in mid week comfort food. Though to be fair Mondays are the worst day of the week for cooking for me. I am tired after the weekend, invariably there is nothing in the fridge, I am chasing my tail to try and get ahead of myself and plan the week, oh and dinner needs to be early as Mr B is out on a Monday night. Monday nights scream comfort food for me.
And also scream “chuck it all in Granny’s Baking Tin”
This dish is essentially leftover turkey or chicken and any leftover veg all mixed with some freshly chopped onions, a creamy cheese sauce poured over the top and then topped with breadcrumbs and fresh sage leaves.
Baked for half an hour it takes hardly any time to prepare, doesn’t need much attention or equipment and means you only spend about 10 minutes standing up to make it. Winner, every time.
Here is how you make it:
- 5009 cooked mixed veg
- 5009 chicken or turkey meat, cut into small chunks
- 150g Cheshire cheese, grated
- 100g onions, finely chopped
- 2 pinches ground black pepper
- 4 fresh sage leaves torn into several pieces
- 25g butter
- 15g plain flour
- 350g milk
- sea salt, to taste
- 150g breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- Arrange the meat and veg in a baking dish, ensuring it is evenly mixed and distributed
- Gently fry the onion in a pan and add to the meat and veg dish
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, gently, and add the flour until it resembles dough, taking it off the heat. Slowly pour in the milk stirring constantly until all milk is used, and you have a creamy sauce.
- Add grated cheese to sauce and stir in
- Add the sage and stir, then pour sauce over the vegetable and meat mix
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Cover with breadcrumbs and the thyme leaves
- Bake for half an hour or until browned on top
If you make it do let me know what you think! And don’t forget to check out the other dishes made in Granny’s baking tin for simple, one dish meals or treats.