Cheesy Kumara Slices Topped with Bacon
Recipe from Wick Nixon’s new cookbook, ‘Healthy Lunchbox Love’. To find out more: www.wickedwellbeing.com
This is a fabulous alternative to sandwiches, which can be made in the morning before school. Vary the topping ideas with other ingredients like olives, capers, sundried tomatoes or cooked chicken. They can also make a perfect breakfast too!
MAKES: Approx 10 slices (depending on kumara sizes)
PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 2-5 mins
1-2 medium sized kumara (the purple kumara works best, try and find one as evenly shaped as possible, and more round than long and thin
2 slices bacon, finely chopped (prefer free range)
½ c grated cheese (I use edam cheese)
Preheat oven to grill on high. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cut off the ends of the kumara and scrub clean. Slice kumara into about ½ cm thick pieces lengthwise and cook in a toaster or sandwich press until brown and cooked through – you will need to cook it 3 or 4 times in the toaster.
Cook bacon in a small pan until lightly crispy or grill in oven on a tray.
Once kumara and bacon are cooked, place onto the lined baking tray, top with bacon and grated cheese. Grill until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
Allow to cool before placing in the kids’ lunchboxes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.