Ok, so this may be a mess on a plate, but it is one very festive and tasty mess on a plate. This is perfect for your left over Christmas dinner; it would also be lovely with some roast turkey (or chicken if you live in my house). Seriously, chuck all your leftovers in a pan, cover in a cream sauce and cheese and you are onto a winner. This recipe is officially the new and improved bubble and squeak!
– 250g of broccoli and cauliflower florets
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 6 brussell sprouts – sliced
– 1 red onion – sliced
– 4 rashes of smoked bacon – chopped
– 2 sausages – roughly chopped
– 6 kale leaves – stalks removed and roughly chopped
– 2 dsp corn flour
– ¾ pint semi skimmed milk
– 75-100g strong cheddar cheese – grated
– Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180’C
Steam the broccoli and cauliflower for ten minutes
In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onion.
Once softened add the bacon, sausages and brussell sprouts
Cook until the bacon is crispy and the sausages have browned
In the meantime, heat the milk in a saucepan until steaming
Stir the flour with a splash of water to make a paste, add to the milk and stir continuously until thickened
Add two third of the cheese, remove from the heat and stir until melted.
Season with salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients together and transfer to an oven proof dish
Top with the remaining cheese and a good twist of pepper and bake in the oven for half an hour
Once the topping is golden and crispy, remove from the oven and enjoy 😀