Lunchbox Cauliflower Cheese Bites
Time: 45 mins
Liven up your lunchboxes with these cauliflower cheese bites. Using Cheddar cheese, spinach and vine tomatoes and inspired by the classic roast dinner side, these cheesy snacks are perfect for batch cooking ahead of a busy week – they can be stored for 3 days and enjoyed throughout the week and are also freezable.
- 1/4 cauliflower
- 3 eggs
- 15g baby spinach
- 60g mature cheddar, grated
- 6 cherry vine tomatoes, halved
Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ gas 4. Blanch the cauliflower in boiling water for 4-6 mins until just tender. Drain and set aside to cool a little.
Meanwhile, grease a 6-hole mini muffin tin with butter. Beat the eggs in a large bowl then stir in the spinach and 45g of the cheese. Chop the cooled cauliflower into small pieces and stir into the egg mixture and season. Divide the mixture between the holes in the muffin tin, place 2 tomato halves into each then divide the remaining
cheese between them.
Bake for 25-30 mins until set and turning golden. Allow to cool a little before removing from the tin then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.