Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  30 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.4 (44 votes)
Recipe by: Australian Eggs
If you're looking for a healthier mac and cheese pasta bake recipe, this version uses spelt pasta, includes the goodness of eggs and is a veggie smugglers delight.
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Healthier mac 'n' cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Lightly spray a 1.5 litre (6-cup) capacity baking dish with oil.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions, adding broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain.
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mustard, zucchini and half the cheese and cook stirring for 1 minute. Add cheese mixture to pasta mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared dish. Make four indents in the pasta and carefully break an egg into each indent. Sprinkle bake with remaining cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking.
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