Last weekend I didn’t go food shopping… and so I was stuck on Saturday night at 7pm as to what to cook for my dinner. After rifling through my kitchen cupboards, I found some old potatoes, an onion, and a little bit of leek and broccoli hiding away in my fridge.
So I pottered about by my hob, and made this up as I went along. It turned out really well though, and was a good hearty, very easy – and cheap – meal to cook in the evening.
Leek, Spinach and Potato Bake
2 leeks, chopped diagonally
200g fresh spinach (or use frozen as a cheaper option)
500g potatoes, cut into smallish cubes
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
Handful of grated cheese for topping
Several small sprigs of broccoli (I added quite a lot as I like broccoli, but this could easily be replaced by frozen peas, cauliflower or left out if you wanted)
1) Brown the diced potatoes with a little oil, pepper, salt and rosemary in a pan.
2) place onion, leek and garlic in a separate pan and fry in a small amount of oil (you can avoid the oil if you use a nonstick pan).
3) Once leek an onion have browned, tub down the heat and add the broccoli, and spinach.
4) combine potatoes and vegetables in an oven-proof dish, add the milk, and sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Cook at 200’C for 20 minutes. Serve immediately with a side salad.
This dish provided me with 4 meals, and didn’t cost me a penny due to me having leftovers in the fridge and old potatoes in the cupboard. However, if you bought the ingredients from the supermarket, this meal would cost you approximately £1.60 for 4 portions (which makes each serving only 40p!) Ah if only I could make meals that cheap all the time…