This is one of my favorite macaroni dishes, cheesy and yet full of veggies. Baked macaroni with cheese always seems lonely, so i added some veggies to spruce it up. This is a delicious macaroni bake full of nutrients and also very healthy to people of all ages.
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CHEESY BEEF MACARONI WITH VEGGIES
Assemble all the ingredients together for ease of cooking. Season the zucchini with some salt to taste, a dash of black pepper and 1/4 tsp. olive oil and set aside.
Using a cooking pot or pan, put the cooking oil and let it heat on high, add the onions and let them sauté for about 3 minutes, then add the garlic.
When well softened and almost brown, add the ground beef, add salt and stir well. Cover and let it cook on low heat until the fluid is finished and meat starting to stick on the pan but not burning.
As the meat continues cooking, boil 3 cups of water in a separate pot, add some salt and add the macaroni. Boil until the macaroni are al dente, i.e., they are chewy and firm.
When the meat is dry and no water is left on the pan, add the tomato puree and the tomato paste and stir well until well combined. Add the spices at this point, stir well and simmer on low until the spices incorporate well with the meat, this can take about 10 minutes
After about 10 minutes, remove from heat and assemble all the remaining ingredients at one point.
Using an oven proof bowl, spread the ingredients alternating each other, spread the meat, the macaroni, zucchini, red peppers and last the cheese. Repeat this pattern until the ingredients are finished.
Put in an oven preheated to 200 degrees and bake for 6 minutes.
Serve the meal hot on a plate of your choice.If you like more cheese on your macaroni, you can add more to your taste. I prefer using less cheese and have more veggies instead. Always ensure that you do not overcook your veggies in order to retain the nutrients .
Serving Size 100gm
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 320
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 33g51%
- Saturated Fat 7.4g37%
- Trans Fat 0.8g
- Cholesterol 101mg34%
- Sodium 103mg5%
- Potassium 431mg13%
- Total Carbohydrate 1.3g1%
- Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.