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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.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine European, International Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

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

Instructions

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.

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