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.

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”

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”

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”

roasted pork loin with potatoes

Roasted pork loin with potatoes

Would you believe this roasted pork loin with potatoes recipe is quick and easy to prepare?

With just a few ingredients, you can prepare dinner for the whole family and actually have time to spare.

The first time I cooked this roasted pork loin recipe, I expected us to eat at midnight. But the truth is, prep time only takes about 20-30 minutes (depending on how fast you can peel potatoes) and cooking time is less than 1 hour.

Without any further ado, here’s how to cook a quick and easy dinner, from scratch: Continue reading “Roasted pork loin with potatoes”

Fried fish in raw polenta crust

Want to prepare an awesome and really quick recipe? Try fried fish in raw polenta crust!

Fish recipes are among my favorites, even though the fish smell isn’t easy to get rid of.

Fish is healthy, delicious and actually quite easy to prepare. When I have more time, I do prefer baking it in foil rather than frying it in oil, but hey, it’s not cooking fish in raw polenta crust is pretty delicious nonetheless. Continue reading “Fried fish in raw polenta crust”

one pot spicy cheesy pasta

One pot spicy cheesy pasta

Looking to cook a super-fast meal? Try this one pot spicy cheesy pasta!

It’s delicious, it’s quick and – best of all – it’s really cheesy!

Whenever I find myself strapped for time, I often throw some pasta in a pot and come up with something quick to ‘match’ it with. Usually, it’s a creamy, quick to prepare sauce (and it usually involves lots of cheese!)

This recipe is particularly cheesy, since it has mozzarella cheese added to the sauce and grated parmesan as a bonus.

I often cook this for dinner, but you can very well serve it for lunch as well!

Enjoy! Continue reading “One pot spicy cheesy pasta”