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3 Quick Cheese Snacks for the Good Food Channel

Today is officially the last day of National Vegetarian Week 2014. In case you’ve taken the challenge and are in search of some simple and tasty recipes to round off the weekend, I thought I’d highlight three recent quick cheese snacks, created for the Good Food Channel. Really though, who needs an excuse to indulge in a little melted cheese?! Of course, you can also use any of your favourite vegetarian alternative cheeses in these recipes…

Three Cheese Snacks
3 Quick Cheese Snacks created for the Good Food Channel

Firstly, a super-quick Mexican inspired snack – my Cheese Quesadillas with tinned black beans, tomatoes, spring onions and grated cheese. Use a chilli cheese if you fancy, and any beans – black, pinto or fava beans – drained and washed.

Cheese Quesadillas

Cheese Quesadillas {Recipe Here} for the Good Food Channel

Next, one of our favourites for a quick cheese snack, are my Three Cheese Toasties, with leek, garlic and thyme on sourdough. They take around ten minutes to make, and I simply used a griddle pan to make mine, weighed down a little with a heavy lid. If you have a panini machine or a toastie maker, you can use that instead. I usually like to use a combination of cheddar, mozzarella and Gruyère or Comte – but really, use any cheese that you like or have in the fridge to use up – or a vegetarian alternative.

Three Cheese Toasties

 Three Cheese Toasties {Recipe Here} for the Good Food Channel

Finally, if you have hungry kids, you can’t go wrong with these Cheese and Marmite Swirls. Simply keep a packet of ready rolled/ready to use puff pastry in the fridge or freezer, then unroll, spread with Marmite, sprinkle over the granted cheese and roll up. Once sliced, place them on a baking tray lined with paper, brush with a little beaten egg and bake for fifteen minutes. Serve when warm, but not too hot for little fingers!

Cheese and Marmite Swirls

Cheese and Marmite Swirls {Recipe Here} for the Good Food Channel

I hope that’s given you a little inspiration for the Bank Holiday weekend, or perhaps, for an after school snack or quick lunch.

How did you get on with the challenge to “go green” for National Vegetarian Week?

Recipes commissioned by the Good Food Channel – recipes, styling and photography by Ren Behan. 

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  1. Oh this is just too tempting Ren. I love cheese and need no further encouragement. Have eaten quesadillas many a time, but never tried making them myself – hmm!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Really easy Choclette, hope you give them a go at home x

    1. Ren Behan says:

      As Katie suggested below – you could also try tomato puree/paste x

  2. Oh my god I am in cheese heaven. This is my vice. When I get my kitchen back I am making allllll of these!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Urvashi – hopefully not long now

  3. We do quesadillas a lot in our house, but sadly the boys suddenly went off them – kids! Going to try those swirls… marmite and cheese for Arlo, tomato paste and cheese for Sam and pickle and cheese for the grown ups!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Ooh good idea about the tomato paste and the pickle!

  4. Cheese is a definite afterschool favourite for our kids and have not tried quesadillas on them yet – will give it a try!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Nazima, hope they enjoy

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    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thank you Kellie – quick snacks are always handy 🙂

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Sally, I’m not a Marmite fan myself but the kids like it 🙂

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