Cheesy Zucchini and Pasta Bake

Recipe for Cheesy Zucchini and Pasta Bake - Kids LOVE mac-n-cheese. Why not make it with some veggies hidden inside of it?

Recipe for Cheesy Zucchini and Pasta Bake – Kids LOVE mac-n-cheese. Why not make it with some veggies hidden inside of it?

Cheesy Zucchini and Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole grain elbow macaroni (or preferred pasta shape)
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 4 oz. ham
  • 2 carrots
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Boil water and cook pasta as per directions for pasta. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Grate zucchini and place onto a clean tea towel. Wrap towel around zucchini and squeeze out excess liquid.
  4. Grate carrot and onion into bowl. Add cheese, ham, pasta, and flour.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat eggs lightly. Then add milk and oil and mix again.
  6. Add egg mixture to carrot mixture, and mix well so thoroughly combined.
  7. Line lasagna type dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture into dish and then place into oven.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a nice golden color.
  9. Remove from oven and let the bake sit in the dish for at least 10 minutes before removing to cool onto a rack.
  10. Do make sure you remove the bake after 10-15 minutes. If you don't, the bottom tends to get a bit soggy.
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Photo: Nicole

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