Vegetable & Mozzarella Bake

This hearty vegetarian bake recipe is made with layers of sweet potato, courgette and mixed herbs covered in a tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella. This is a recipe that I adapted from Fearne Cotton’s Cook Happy, Cook Healthy book. My perfect evening in always features this dish; it feels so warming, not to mention delicious. The layers of veggies offer up your daily dose of vitamins and the mozzarella is a good source of protein, with the added bonus of making this a decadently creamy bake.

This recipe serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

1/2 large tin chopped tomatoes

2 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 small sweet potato

1/2 large ball of mozzarella

1/2 medium courgette

2 tbsp natural Greek yogurt

cherry tomatoes

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

Thinly slice the sweet potato and courgette lengthways. I used a food processor to do this, but by hand would work just as well.

Cover the base of an ovenproof dish with the 1/2 of the sweet potato slices. Cover this with 1/2 of the chopped tomatoes. Put a third of the mozzarella on top, torn into smalls chunks. Sprinkle over 1/3 of the mixed herbs.

Lay the courgette slices over the mozzarella and tomato sauce. Again cover with the remaining 1/2 of the chopped tomatoes and tear a third of the mozzarella on top. Sprinkle over 1/3 of the mixed herbs.

Layer the rest of the sweet potato slices on top. Evenly spread the Greek yogurt onto the sweet potato layer. Put the remaining mozzarella on top, dotted randomly, and evenly distribute the rest of the mixed herbs.

Finally, slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of layered dish.

Place into the oven for 30-35 minutes until the top begins to crisp and is turning a golden colour. Serve immediately with some other veggies or a green salad on the side.

Enjoy!

Rachel

Author: Rachel Fox

Hello I am a second year Fashion Communication and Promotion student who is a creative and self-motivated individual with a strong interest in visual content creation. I am always seeking opportunities to broaden my skills and experiences within the dynamic creative industries; this being evident within my blog and online portfolio. With experience of both working and studying within the fast-passed sector, I have practical industry-level awareness that I apply to every assigned brief as well as personal endeavour. My work spans a variety of topics including Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel, Food and issues surrounding Societal and Environmental affairs. I am able to produce a range of innovative, forward-thinking outcomes that are tailored to the chosen target consumer. Being driven, ambitious and organised, I strive to share my enthusiasm for the world of visual communication.

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