Baked pasta with vegetables frugal recipe

Baked pasta with vegetables

If you have some extra veggies in your fridge or freezer, try this baked pasta with vegetables recipe!

It’s great for when you have no idea what to cook and have some vegetables you’re probably going to throw away soon.

This frugal recipe is the perfect approach for anyone who wants to avoid food waste!

It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s quite healthy because of all the vegetables. The perfect way to eat a good meal and benefit from adding veggies into your diet.

Here’s how to cook bakes pasta with vegetables:

Baked pasta with vegetables frugal recipe

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Baked pasta with vegetables
Baked pasta with vegetables
Course Main Dish
Course Main Dish
Baked pasta with vegetables
  1. First: Bring the macaroni to boil and cook according to the instructions on your package.
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  2. Second: finely chop he onion, cut the bell pepper into strips, drain the mushrooms and divide the broccoli into small bouquets.
  3. Now, fry the chopped onion in olive oil, then add the rest of the veggies and fry them for about 10 minutes or so, until brown.
  4. Add the tomato sauce on the veggies and adjust for salt and pepper.
  5. Now, since the pasta is probably done by now, drain it well and add it to your veggies.
    Baked pasta with vegetables frugal recipe
  6. Add some grated cheese and mix well.
  7. Now, take a heat resistant tray and grease it with some butter on the inside, then cover it with breadcrumbs.
  8. Transfer everything into the heat-resistant tray.
  9. Mix some breadcrumbs with grated cheese and add a layer of this mix on top of your pasta.
    Baked pasta with vegetables frugal recipe
  10. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, at 350°F (180°C), until the crust on top becomes brown.
    Baked pasta with vegetables frugal recipe
Recipe Notes

The vegetables I used to make this recipe were based on what I actually found in my fridge at the time. Any other vegetables are just as OK to prepare this baked pasta.

red beet cream soup recipe

Beetroot cream soup

Are you a fan of cream soups? Then you should definitely try this beetroot cream soup recipe!

It’s very easy to prepare and best of all, it’s quite a nutritious first course!

I have to admit, I rarely make any homemade soups, I usually prefer solid food. However, soups are healthy and truth be told, most soup recipes are easy to make.

Before discovering how to make this cream soup, I’ve actually only used red beet to prepare salads. However, eating the same type of food over and over again gets boring.. Having a tasty an easy to prepare alternative is quite refreshing!

Here’s how to prepare red beet cream soup:

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cheesy pasta with sour cream sauce

Cheesy pasta in sour cream sauce

Looking to cook a quick and delicious meal? Try this cheesy pasta in sour cream sauce!

I “love me some pasta” whenever I’m strapped for time and it’s lunch time! pasta is really easy to cook and if you find the right sauce to pair it with, you’ll have yourself a perfectly delicious quick meal!

I’ve tried cooking many sauces over the years, but somehow the ones that have the most cheese are also the most delicious!

For this recipe, you’ll need only few ingredients and even fewer patience. Seriously, while the pasta boils, I assure you the sauce will be ready.

Here’s how to cook a yummy cheesy pasta dish from scratch: Continue reading “Cheesy pasta in sour cream sauce”

homemade peanut butter recipe from scratch

Homemade peanut butter

Do you know how easy it is to make homemade peanut butter? 

That delicious, creamy spread, often paired with sweet jelly, is actually pretty easy to make from scratch!

The great part about making peanut butter at home is you can adjust the ingredients according to taste.

You can add more or less salt, honey or sugar to ‘play’ with its sweetness, you can even adjust your texture just the way you like it (some like it creamy, others prefer it crunchy).

How do you make homemade peanut butter? Here’s the recipe: Continue reading “Homemade peanut butter”

quick and easy chicken cutlets recipe

Quick and easy chicken cutlets

Making chicken cutlets at home is extremely easy and quick.

They’re the perfect main dish for when you need to whip up something fast and tasty for the whole family.

Chicken meat is light and can be prepared in many ways, which is why I often prefer it to red or other meat (except for fish).

It also costs less, so if you’re looking to save money on groceries, opting to buy chicken more often than other types of meat could help your budget.

You can serve the chicken cutlets with vegetable stew on the side or wish any other vegetables as a side dish. Continue reading “Quick and easy chicken cutlets”

quick and easy homemade vegetable stew recipe

Homemade vegetable stew

There are many ways to prepare a meal based on vegetables, but this homemade vegetable stew recipe is so quick and easy, you’re gonna want to bookmark it!

Vegetables are healthy and we should eat them on a daily basis. However, we all live busy lives and sometimes, integrating the right fruits and veggies into our diet is difficult.

With this vegetable stew recipe though, you’ll be able to get your dose of daily veggies and want seconds too!

It’s so easy to prepare, and it takes less than 1 hour until it’s ready and on your plate.

Here’s how I prepare vegetable stew each time I crave something healthy, but quick: Continue reading “Homemade vegetable stew”

strawberry pie baked from scratch recipe

Strawberry pie baked from scratch

Who would’t love going back in time just to have a bite of they’re grandma’s strawberry pie baked from scratch?

Smelling that fresh baked pie smell… Being the one to have the first bite… Not to mention licking the bowls while waiting for the yummy goodness to bake!

Strawberries began making an appearance on the fresh market lately, so pie season is officially open!

Even though nothing compares to Nanna’s pies, turns out baking one from scratch is not all that complicated!

With this type of pastry pie, the good news is  you can replace the strawberries with any other fresh fruit: wild fruit or other berries, apricot, plums… Or you could just use jam or chocolate cream and not add any fruit at all!

Now, lace your aprons and let’s start baking! Continue reading “Strawberry pie baked from scratch”

giant donuts with jam and sour cream

Giant donuts with jam and sour cream

These fried giant donuts with jam and sour cream are simply mouthwatering.

They’re really fast and easy to prepare. The perfect recipe if you’re strapped for time but in the mood for something sweet!

I’ve discovered this dessert while eating out one day, a few years back. I remember seeing the giant donut portion brought to someone sitting over the next table and thought… hmm… that looks suspiciously delicious! I must have it!

So, I did.

It was love at first bite!

I think the restaurant around me could have gone down in flames, I wouldn’t have bothered to get up and leave until I finished my donut!

Problem was, this dessert is quite expensive, especially if you also have to fork out money to pay for the main course while eating out. So, why not just cook it at home?

Here’s how: Continue reading “Giant donuts with jam and sour cream”

plum dumplings homemade recipe

Plum dumplings

This plum dumplings recipe is so finger licking good, you’ll definitely go for seconds!

My mom used to make this when I was little and boy, did I jump for joy each time!

It does take a while to prepare though, but the instructions are very easy to follow. And the effort is definitely worthwhile.

I usually prepare these dumplings when Black Amber plums or Victoria plums are in season, but plums can successfully be replaced by peaches. The result is equally yummy!

Plum dumplings are great to serve for lunch or dinner, but if you manage to make them a tad smaller than the ones in the photos below, you could even have them as a snack in between meals. Just.. don’t overdo it. They contain fruit but they are still high in calories (I’ve narrowed it down to about 100 calories /dumpling). Continue reading “Plum dumplings”