Cheese & Broccoli Bacon Roulade

I’m not really sure what to name this beast of a roulade:

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Layers of bacon & mince with a centre of cream cheese, cheddar and broccoli – YUM!

Ok, so it’s not exactly a dinner-party type of dish, but it’s perfect for a hearty weeknight family dinner or even as a weekend ‘roast’ type dish.

You will need:

1kg minced meat
500g streaky bacon
100g mild cheddar, grated
2 cups shredded broccoli florets {+- 100g broccoli – shred in a blender}
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Peppadew spice
1 egg
1/2 a tub of cream cheese

Start by laying out a large piece of clingwrap to help roll your roulade. Add a few pieces of kitchen twine on top of the clingwrap to hold it all together once it’s rolled.

Mix the mince, spices and egg and set aside.

Lay the bacon in a ‘weaved’ pattern.

Press the mince mixture down onto the entire ‘sheet’ of bacon.

Place the cream cheese only down the middle of the roll.

Spread the grated cheese and broccoli over the entire area.

Using the clingwrap to help you, carefully roll the entire thing and secure with the twine.
Wrap in tinfoil for extra support – make sure it’s tightly wrapped, especially at the ends.

Bake at 160C for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, increase the oven temp to 180C, open up the tinfoil and bake for another 45 minutes.

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Serve it with roasted tomatoes and zucchini noodles:

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Simply halve the tomatoes, pop into a baking tray with some olive oil, season and roast at 180C for 20 minutes.

To make the noodles, just ‘noodle’ a few courgettes and boil in salty water for a few minutes. Drizzle with olive oil.

Tasty, healthy, and super-easy! I love dishes that can just go into the oven while you get on with other things… {Like bath the kids or deal with ‘suicide-hour’…}

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2 comments on “Cheese & Broccoli Bacon Roulade”

  1. katepeax

    This looks amazing! I bet it would work really well as part of a big family christmas dinner. Definitely going to try it.

    • Heidi

      Thanks Kate! Yes do try – will be perfect as part of a large family dinner. And you could also play around with different stuffings…

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