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Baked Macaroni & Smokies

Here is a play on the old Kraft Dinner and wieners that many of us enjoyed as children. The only difference is everything. Whole wheat macaroni, vegetables, tomato sauce and almonds turn this into a simple healthy meal.

Ingredients

Directions

  1.  Preheat a medium fry pan on medium heat; add the butter and then the onions and wieners. Sauté until the onions start to brown and then add the garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes more stirring frequently.
  2.  Now add the tomato sauce and the cauliflower and cook for 3 or 4 minutes to soften the cauliflower up a little.
  3.  Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently until the spinach is wilted.
  4.  Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  5.  Cook the macaroni as per the directions on the box and then drain and transfer to the mixing bowl. Now add the mozzarella and sundried tomatoes. Stir very well.
  6.  Now transfer to a casserole/baking dish, cover the top with desired amount of almonds and then place in a preheated 400° F oven.
  7.  Bake until the cheese has melted in the center and the almonds are lightly browned.
  8.  Serve and enjoy this healthy satisfying dinner.
  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 20 mins

Variations

  •  Replace the wieners with cooked sliced chicken, beef stir-fry or sliced pork chops.
  •  Add some extra cheese sprinkled on top with the almonds for a cheesy boost.

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2 thoughts on “Baked Macaroni & Smokies”

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    July 14, 2016
    My family really enjoyed this dish! I had left over smokies from a camping trip and wondered what to do with them. This was a perfect solution. Also a good way to disguise veggies for a husband that isn't too keen on them. I used gluten free pasta and gluten free smokies so my daughter could eat it as well, and also took the suggestion of adding additional cheese on top at the end. Yum.

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