Veg Cheesy Bake in Red and Green Sauce

Veg Cheesy Bake in Red & Green Sauce is a cheesy savoury baked casserole with veggies, pasta and different sauces.

Veg Cheesy Bake in Red & Green Sauce is a wonderful one-pot meal that is protein-packed. It has three different sauces, which not only make the dish attractive but gives different flavours. You could say a complete burst of flavours that blend so well.

One can use a wide variety of vegetables, to get a nice mix of flavours, textures and colours. I have used French beans, carrots, potatoes and cauliflower. One can always substitute them with other veggies or you could use your favourite ones. We love cauliflower in this creamy sauce, but at the same time, Broccoli tastes delicious too.

When it comes to adding pasta, I like to keep varying them. It is either Penne or spaghetti which are the preferred ones, though we all like to try other ones like tortilla or macaroni from the long list of pasta.

For these cheesy baked veggies, I have used three sauces –

The green sauce makes the first layer. This is Spinach sauce, where you blanch the spinach, puree it and then season it with garlic.
White Sauce makes the second layer. This is a smooth creamy sauce and is very flavorful. The different vegetables and macaroni add a lot of texture and flavour along with nutrition.
Red Sauce makes the third layer. To give it a good protein punch, I have added boiled kidney beans.

After all the three layers are done, finally sprinkle fine bread crumbs and some cheese. The bread crumbs toast up beautifully. The melted cheesy layer with the roasted crumbs is what you want to dig in right away.

When it comes to serving, you could serve it as it is, else serve with some Garlic Toast or even a simple butter toast. I served buns with homemade garlic butter.

Veg Cheesy Bake in Red and Green Sauce

Veg Cheesy Bake in Red & Green Sauce

Ingredients

1 cup mixed vegetables, boiled
1 cup macaroni, boiled
Cheese, grated

White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour/wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper
1 cup milk

Red Sauce

6 large tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chilly flakes
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
Salt to taste
1/2 can ready baked beans

Spinach Sauce

1 bunch spinach
2 cloves garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp flour
1 tbsp cream
Salt to taste

Method

White Sauce

Add butter to a pan.
As soon it melts add the flour.
Roast till the flour turns a little brown.
Gradually add milk and whisk constantly.
Add salt and freshly milled pepper.

Red Sauce

Place a pot of water to boil.
Make a criss-cross on the tomato heads and drop them in water.
Let boil for 4-5 minutes, cover for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the water, let the tomatoes cool.
Peel off the skin and blend to make a smooth purée.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic, sauté for a minute or two.
Add the prepared purée.
Add the mixed herbs, salt.
Add the tomato ketchup and the ready purée.
Cook for 4-5 minutes or until completely cooked.
Add the baked beans. Mix well.

Spinach Sauce

Clean the spinach making sure there are no weeds.
Wash the spinach very well and roughly chop it.
Place a pot of water for boiling.
Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add spinach.
after one boil, drain this water and rinse it with ice-cold water.
Now using a blender, make a fine purée of spinach.
Melt a tbsp of butter, add garlic and sauté for a minute.
Add finely chopped onion and cook till translucent.
Add 1/2 tbsp of flour and roast it for 2-3 minutes.
Add the spinach purée.
Adjust the consistency by adding milk.
Add salt and mix well.

Assembling the Dish

Grease an ovenproof dish.
Spread a layer of Spinach sauce.
Add the boiled veggies and macaroni to the white sauce.
Next spread a layer of the veggies with white sauce.
Now spread the red sauce with beans over the white sauce layer.
Sprinkle bread crumbs all over the dish.
Grate and spread cheese all over.
Bake at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes.
Serve hot with garlic toast.

Veg Cheesy Bake in Red and Green Sauce

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Veg Cheesy Bake in Red & Green Sauce
Veg Cheesy Bake in Tri-Coloured Sauces is a cheesy savoury baked casserole with veggies, pasta and different sauces.
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
White Sauce
Red Sauce
Spinach Sauce
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
White Sauce
Red Sauce
Spinach Sauce
Instructions
White Sauce
  1. Add butter to a pan.
  2. As soon it melts add the flour.
  3. Roast till the flour turns a little brown.
  4. Gradually add milk and whisk constantly.
  5. Add salt and freshly milled pepper.
Red Sauce
  1. Place a pot of water to boil.
  2. Make a criss-cross on the tomato heads and drop them in water.
  3. Let boil for 4-5 minutes, cover for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain the water, let the tomatoes cool.
  5. Peel off the skin and blend to make a smooth purée.
  6. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic, sauté for a minute or two.
  7. Add the prepared purée.
  8. Add the mixed herbs, salt.
  9. Add the tomato ketchup and the ready purée.
  10. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until completely cooked.
  11. Add the baked beans. Mix well.
Spinach Sauce
  1. Clean the spinach making sure there are no weeds.
  2. Wash the spinach very well and roughly chop it.
  3. Place a pot of water for boiling.
  4. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add spinach.
  5. after one boil, drain this water and rinse it with ice-cold water.
  6. Now using a blender, make a fine purée of spinach.
  7. Melt a tbsp of butter, add garlic and sauté for a minute.
  8. Add finely chopped onion and cook till translucent.
  9. Add 1/2 tbsp of flour and roast it for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add the spinach purée.
  11. Adjust the consistency by adding milk.
  12. Add salt and mix well.
Assembling the Dish
  1. Grease an ovenproof dish.
  2. Spread a layer of Spinach sauce.
  3. Add the boiled veggies and macaroni to the white sauce.
  4. Next spread a layer of the veggies with white sauce.
  5. Now spread the red sauce with beans over the white sauce layer.
  6. Sprinkle bread crumbs all over the dish.
  7. Grate and spread cheese all over.
  8. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with garlic toast.
Recipe Notes

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