Cowboy Mash is a great way to get stack loads of veggies into one dish and tasty to boot! Guaranteed to help your children (oh and you of course!) get their 5 a day. Inspired by my mother-in-laws Bubble and Squeak at Christmas this recipe takes it to the next level to get even more veg into one pot saving on washing up and increasing the amount of different vegetables you are serving. It’s also infinitely cool, I mean what child couldn’t like something with Cowboy in the title?
PS: I haven’t included a photo because Cowboy Mash is not pretty food, it’s just good food!
What you need:
1 large potato
1 large carrot
Splash of full fat milk
Butter (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
3 large handfuls of mixed cabbage and leeks
1 large handful of peas
1 handful of grated cheese
Salt (for older children or adults)
Garlic butter for added flavour!
What to do:
Peel the potato and carrot add to a large pan, cover with boiling water and return to the boil for 20 minutes.
In a separate pan cover the cabbage and peas with boiling water and return to the boil for 6 minutes.
Once the potato and carrot are cooked mash them with a splash of milk and the butter and pepper until you get a smooth and creamy mash. I like to use a ricer to get a nice texture.
Stir in the cabbage and peas and transfer to an oven dish.
At this point you can sprinkle the top with cheese or lightly dab the top with butter. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes until browning on the top.
Serve baked beans and sausages for a real Cowboy Mash meal, or with chicken or a roast for a nice hearty meal. All the quantities can easily be increased to serve more people or add some other vegetables that your family like. LissyLou absolutely loves Cowboy Mash, it’s ideal for littlies.