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Rainbow Bake


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Mixed vegetables, drained1.5 cups3 cups6 cups
Cheddar cheese, shredded0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Elbow macaroni, whole grain1.25 cups2.5 cups5 cups
Onion, chopped0.5 cups1 cups2 cups
Kidney beans1.25 cups2.5 cups5 cups
Black pepper0.5 tsp1 tsp2 tsp


  1. 1. Cook pasta as directed.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. 3. In large mixing bowl, combine drained mixed vegetables, cheese macaroni, onion, pepper, and beans.
  4. 4. Pour mixture into casserole dish.
  5. 5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 3/4 cup (130g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 From Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carb 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 15% Iron 25%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Adding beans to this casserole adds additional protein without adding unhealthy fats. It can also be made with ground turkey!

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Lunch/Supper. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Meat/Meat Alternate