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"Use Your Noodle" Bake


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Macaroni, whole grain0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Evaporated milk, fat-free1 cup2 cup4 cup
Egg, beaten0.5 egg1 egg2 egg
Pepper, black0.25 tsp0.5 tsp1 tsp
Mozzarella cheese, part-skim shredded0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Cheddar cheese, shredded0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Tomatoes, sliced0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Onions, chopped0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Peppers, green, chopped0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
White (Northern) beans0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Squash, sliced0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Parmesan cheese, grated1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp


  1. 1. Cook macaroni as directed. Drain, set aside.
  2. 2. Spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. 3. Peel and slice squash. Place in large saucepan with water.
  4. 4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until squash is tender. Mash.
  5. 5. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  6. 6. In bowl, combine onions, tomatoes, peppers, macaroni, milk, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, pepper and beans and mix thoroughly. Add squash. Stir to combine.
  7. 7. Transfer mixture into casserole dish.
  8. 8. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 slice (146g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 From Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carb 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 25% Iron 20%
*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

This dish can be made as a side to chicken or fish. If chosen as a side, you do not need to add the beans, and it will not count toward a meat/meat alternate.

CACFP Crediting

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

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