Veggie Packed Mac

Try this veggie packed mac for a healthier version of the popular mac and cheese. Enjoy the satisfaction of a oven cooked pasta dish with the benefits of all the vegetables and wholemeal grains.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups mixed vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, shredded carrot or any other veggies you have on hand) cut into small cubes
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 16 oz container ricotta cheese, full fat
½ cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs
2 cups cooked penne pasta, whole wheat
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a skillet, sauté the vegetables and garlic in the olive oil until just tender.
3. In a large bowl, combine cheese, eggs, and seasonings. Blend well with a whisk. 4. Stir in your cooked vegetables and pasta until everything is coated with the cheese mixture.
5. Spoon into an 8×8 baking dish in bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is set and edges are golden brown.

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    Hayley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, a part-time yoga teacher, and full-time mother. She is passionate about health, nature, and empowering others to reach their full health potential. She works as a health coach, nutrition writer, recipe developer and group fitness instructor. She is energetic and passionate about delicious food and promoting health of the body, mind, and spirit. She hopes to inspire others to eat closely to the way that nature intended, capitalizing on the amazing benefits of whole, unprocessed foods. Follow her posts for nutrition advice and delicious recipes!

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