Easy and Quick Mini Gratin For Bento Lunchboxes

Easy and Quick Mini Gratin For Bento Lunchboxes

This is a convenient mini gratin bento filler. The white sauce is made from scratch, but you can make it in no time! Use the ingredients that you have on hand and enjoy different flavors.

Ingredients: 2 servings

1 teaspoon
3 tablespoons
Butter (or margarine)
1/2 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Shrimp (boiled and shelled )
20 g (about 4 medium pieces)
2 tablespoons
Pizza cheese
2 teaspoons


1. Put the flour into a small heatproof bowl. Gradually add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time stirring well each time. (If you add it all at once, it will make lumps.)
2. Microwave at 600 W for 30 seconds. Stir well with a spoon. Microwave again for 15 seconds and stir. Microwave for another 15 seconds and mix again.
3. Once the mixture is thickened, add the butter, salt and pepper and mix. Add the chopped shrimp and corn.
4. Divide the mixture into 2 muffin cups, sprinkle 1 teaspoon each cheese and bake in the toaster oven until the cheese melts. Enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

You see the frozen mini gratin at a store. I thought that it would be budget-friendly and healthier it was prepared at home. I came up with a recipe that is quick enough to make it on a busy morning.