I had the girls over for dinner last night for a vegetarian feast.
Behold! The cheesiest, cheesy, cheese potato pie about.
When I'm a poor student living at university, I pretty much am a vegetarian, as meat can be expensive and there's so many healthy vege options out there. It also makes coming home to a slap up meal from my mother all that bit more special.
I decided to make cheesy potato pie, with a side of almond sprinkled green beans and spinach.
Cheesy Potato Pie:
Almond Green Beans:
Let's start with the potato pie, peel your potatoes and chop them up into similar sized pieces.
Then chop your tomatoes and mozzarella into thin slices and leave to one side.
Boil the potatoes for about 20-25 minutes until soft, then get mashing. Add the butter, milk and a bit of pepper.
In a deep baking tray, spread a thick layer of your mash. Then add a layer of half of the tomatoes and mozzarella. Sprinkle a handful of the cheddar cheese over the top.
Then complete again. A layer of mash, layer of tomatoes, mozzarella and finish with a generous sprinkling of cheddar.
Now onto the green beans. I have to admit, I pinched this recipe from The Boy so all credit goes to him. Let's hope he doesn't start his own food blog!
Chop the ends off the green beans and boil for about 5 or 6 minutes.
To make the dressing, mix olive oil and yoghurt together in a bowl. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice and garlic. Mix thoroughly and have a little taste.
Drain your beans and mix with the dressing.
Lightly toast your almonds in a pan on a low heat for about 2 minutes until golden. Then scatter over the top.
Now cook your pie for 15 minutes on a high heat, we just want the cheese to melt and turn golden brown.
While the pie is cooking, place your spinach in a pan and steam for 5 minutes.
The girls were getting hungry. They mean business.
Oh so cheesy.
There you go. Uber cheesy potato pie with your side of greens.
Pretty healthy too, a good one for uni I think.
(Protein from the almonds and cheese, carbohydrates from the tatties, vitamin C from the tomatoes, calcium from the cheeses, iron from the spinach I could go on forever...)
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.