Hump Day Vegetables

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by Jenny Sanders

Potatoes, carrots and rutabagas are a combo in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - a menage a trois made in heaven. Add leeks, cheese sauce and bacon, and how can you loose? Quibbles - could have used a little salt (I know Miller is on a salt reduced diet but I'm not.) I cooked twice as many potatoes, carrots and rutabagas as called for, which was a good thing. Two of us (hungry folks) still made serious inroads into '4 servings' but then it was the entire dinner, not a side dish. Other changes: I mashed the veg together lightly to mingle those great flavours, threw a few mushrooms in with the bacon, and made this on a Monday.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes, carrots and rutabagas in a pan of boiling water and cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Add the leeks and cook for a further 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Place the flour, butter and milk in a saucepan, heat stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.
  4. Cook for a minute.
  5. Remove from the heat, season and stir in the cheese.
  6. Drain the vegetables and serve with the sauce and crisply cooked bacon.

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