Parsnip and cheese bake

    20 min

    This creamy and flavourful parsnip and cheese bake is comfort food at its very best! Serve with some baked beans and seasonal veggies for a complete meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g parsnips, peeled and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 6 tablespoons single cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 110g bacon, chopped
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    • chopped fresh parsley, to taste
    • chopped fresh chives, to taste
    • 110g Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a saucepan of boiling water cook the parsnips until tender. Drain, mash together with the butter, cream, nutmeg and seasoning and set aside.
    3. Meanwhile, cook and stir the bacon until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on kitchen paper to drain. Pour away any excess oil from the pan and add the spring onions, cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Add the onions and herbs to the parsnips and mix well. Spoon half of the mixture into an ovenproof baking dish. Sprinkle over the bacon then half of the cheese. Cover with the remainder of the parsnip mixture and sprinkle with the remainder of the cheese and the breadcrumbs.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until piping hot and golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve.

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