Macaroni and Vegetable Bake

  • 6-7 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups fresh vegetables, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter/margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • grated cheese for top

Microwave the water and salt in the bottom of a "pasta cooker" on High 10-15 minutes, or until bubbles appear. Lower the macaroni in the top of the pasta cooker into hot water. Microwave on High 7-10 minutes, or until tender. Lift the macaroni out and pour into a serving casserole.

Microwave the vegetables on High 4-5 minutes, or until done. Toss with the macaroni.

In a batter bowl, combine the butter, flour, and pepper. Microwave on High 1 minute. Whisk in the mustard and milk. Microwave 3 minutes. Whisk. Microwave another 1-2 minutes, or until thickened. Combine with the vegetables and macaroni. Sprinkle with the cheese. Microwave another 1-2 minutes. Serve.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes