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Mother’s Day Brunch: English Tray Bake Recipe

March 17, 2017

Treat your mum this Mother's Day with this delicious and diet friendly brunch recipe! Why not dish it up and serve as breakfast in bed, lucky Mum!This is a great way to treat mum to breakfast in bed or to share for a family Mother’s Day brunch. Everything is cooked in the same roasting pan, so there’s practically no washing up afterwards! And it’s really healthy and nutritious.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 200kcals
Steps: 4 and 5


Spray oil
400g open field or chestnut mushrooms
200g cherry or baby plum tomatoes, halved
200g baby spinach leaves
4 medium free-range eggs
80g grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
4 x 25g rashers lean smoked back bacon (all visible fat removed)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Snipped chives to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.

2. Lightly spray a large non-stick roasting pan with oil. Add the mushrooms, open-side down, and the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

3. Meanwhile, put the spinach leaves in a colander and pour some boiling water over them so they wilt and turn bright green. Pat dry with kitchen paper to remove any excess water.

4. Turn the mushrooms over, open-side up, and arrange little heaps of spinach in the pan around the tomatoes and mushrooms. Make 4 indentations and crack an egg into each one. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle the grated cheese over the vegetables.

5. Bake in the oven for about 4–5 minutes until the egg whites are set but the yolks are still runny, and the cheese has melted.

6. Meanwhile, grill the bacon rashers until crisp and golden.

7. Crumble the bacon over the tray bake and serve immediately sprinkled with chives.


  • .Vegetarians can substitute 4 Quorn bangers for the bacon and add them to the pan with the tomatoes and mushrooms, or grill them to serve with the tray bake.
  • Alternatively, add 200g drained canned chickpeas to the pan with the eggs and cheese..

For more information regarding the Steps please contact a Consultant.

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