Cheesy Mexican Bake -Slimming World Recipe

cheesy mexican bake slimming world recipe

I don’t know about you but when something says it’s cheesy, it needs to be cheesy so we increased the cheese in this Mexican cheesy bake to 120g of cheddar. I used it as one of my healthy extra portions.

Cheesy Mexican Bake

Serves 4
Syns per serving – 1.5

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, halved and cut into wedges
  • 560g can new potatoes in water, drained and halved or quartered
  • 400g can artichoke hearts in water, drained and quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 1 large courgette, cubed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g plain quark
  • 120g vegetable stock, cooled
  • 40g reduced-fat Cheddar-style cheese
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  2. Put the onion, potatoes, artichokes, garlic, peppers, celery and courgette in a shallow ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the oregano, paprika and cumin.
  3. Season lightly and mix well, then spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  5. Stir the quark and stock together to make a thick cream and drizzle it over the vegetables.
  6. Scatter the cheese on top and bake for 10-15 minutes. or until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve hot.

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