Macaroni and vegetable bake

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There are times, when I get bored of cooking and like to make some one pot dish. I usually go back to pasta/noodles dishes. This was one such dish that I just made up. I had seen similar baked dishes in different books, but I mainly used all the vegetables I had with me. It was a nice change and very filling dinner.

Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
2 cups vegetables – red & yellow bellpeppers, cabbage, corn, jalapenos
1/2 cup tomato
1/2 cup soya granules
1 tbl spn chopped fresh basil
1 egg white
1/2 cup milk
1 tea spn all purpose flour
1 tea spn butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Pepper
Olive oil
Salt

Method:
Cook macaroni according packet instructions and keep aside.
Cook soya granules according to packet instructions.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and add all the vegetables. Fry for a minute and then add cooked soya, salt pepper. Fry for about 5mins. Then add tomatoes and cook for few more minutes. Take off the heat and garnish with chopped basil.

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In another sauce pan, heat butter. Add flour and whisk continuously. Now pour the milk whisking it all the time to avoid any lumps. Take off the heat and pour a little of the this sauce into well beaten egg white whisking all the time. Transfer the mixture back to the sauce pan and cook the sauce for about 1min. Take care the sauce does not form any lumps. Add salt pepper.
Preheat the oven at 350F for 10mins. Spray an oven safe bowl with cooking spray (or apply some butter). Pour in half of the cooked macaroni and then half of the vegetable mixture. Then put another layer of remaining pasta and then a layer of remaining vegetables. Pour the sauce over the top. Sprinkle parmesan cheese.

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Bake for about 10mins or till the cheese melts.
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Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 30mins

20 thoughts on “Macaroni and vegetable bake”

  1. it really looks gr8 and taste gr8.i cooked it but instead bake i mix all and cook mixture in pan.my husbandandmy 2 year old jiya loves it.first time i did good and healthy pasta.thanx a lot.

  2. Hey i must try this soon. I usually make this baked dish without soya, but will def try this one soon. Healthier way of eating mac n cheese!

  3. Very healthy and yummy recipe…. thanks…. my kids love macaroni, this way i can give them much healthier version of mac….

  4. hi,
    It’s been a year since I met you but even now the taste of your cookies and the beautiful dinner u had prepared for us (anthony and me) linger in my mouth :).

    Let me confess here today,that you site has has become a one stop cooking guide to me..
    These days my husband has started believing that his wife can cook ;-)) and he is now a bit confident in bringing his freinds to home for lunch/dinner..:))))

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  5. A casserole! My mother’s saviour dish for saturdays when we were kids- oh, such memories because it was different every time! You’re learning our foods quickly and its scaring me… 🙂

  6. I have wanted to try baked pasta for long time now. I think this recipe is a good start and I’m pleased to see that it uses only 1/4 cup of cheese. With all those vegetables and cheese I bet that we won’t even taste anything different if whole wheat/grain pasta is used.

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