This amazing vegetable dish was the result of using some left over Matriciana sauce, you could just as easily use the Marinara sauce which is similar but without the bacon. The result was seriously tasty and not being a big veggie fan was a pleasant surprise. It turned out fairly rich with the parmesan topping but with the cottage pie made for a very simple and satisfying meal. (for 4 people)
This is the kind of meal that is perfect for weekdays. You can make the cottage pies and freeze them and prepare the vegetables in just minutes.
What you need
4-6 baby marrows
handful of cut butternut
1 red pepper sliced
handful of cauliflower pieces
Handful of broccoli pieces
200ml Matriciana sauce
knob of butter
Salt and pepper
Firstly make sure that the cauliflower and broccoli pieces are about the same size. Par cook the vegetables in a steamer for about 5 minutes.
Place the vegetables in a microwave dish and season lightly with salt and a grind of black pepper, pour over the Matriciana or Marinara sauce. Place a small knob of butter on top and sprinkle over as much or as little parmesan cheese as you like. (you could use any cheese really)
Cover with cling film and pierce the clingfilm in two places with a knife. Place in the microwave for 3 minutes on full power.
Thats it. Try the chicken cottage pie, It’s really good.