Macaroni Cheese

"This is my sister's recipe. It's easy, quick, and full of vegetables! A very tasty pasta dish! If you like a little bite, add more cayenne pepper!"
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  • To a saucepan of boiling water, add macaroni and olive oil. Boil until macaroni is JUST tender. Do not over cook it. Drain, and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, place onions, capsicums, mushrooms, and zucchini. Sprinkle with a little water, cover, and cook over a medium heat until tender.
  • To the vegetables, add the soup, 1 can of water, and cayenne. Bring to the boil.
  • Add 500g cheese, mix through.
  • Add macaroni, mix all together, pour into a large baking dish.
  • Cover with extra cheese, and bake at 180C for around 30 minutes, or until cheese has started to brown.

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  1. I made half the recipe. I used 1 red bell pepper. I had to omit the mushrooms cause they turned bad. I didn't use cayenne pepper because my son would have find it too spicy. I used mozzarella cheese and a leftover of strong cheddar. I added just a little bit of dried oregano and basil. Thanks Sara. That's really good. Even my son loved it. Made for the Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7
  2. A lovely family friendly recipe that certainly fills you up! I couldn't bring myself to use one kilo of cheese!! so used some panko crumbs mixed with Parmesan and a bit of olive oil. I think some cream cheese would be nice mix in to. Tonight I served with garlic bread.
  3. This was a hit with both adults and toddler in our house (easy on the cayenne). A HUGE amount of food, and a simple and slightly different recipe. It also froze and microwaved well. Definitely having this again!
  4. This is so delicious! It is'nt all that cheesey, but it's full of flavor. I love how full of veggies it is. The grated zucchini sort of "disappears".... kids and husbands won't even know it's in there. ;) I was out of mushrooms, but I can imagine how awesome they would be in this dish. I will certainly make this again and make sure that I have mushrooms. Thanx for sharing your sis's recipe.


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