No Pasta Macaroni and Cheese

NO PASTA Macaroni and Cheese made with Green Beans, Cabbage and Cheese!  This easy baked casserole is simple to make and uses fresh vegetables instead of pasta.  This homemade recipe is much more healthy than the usual macaroni and cheese dish! 

With pounds of green beans and cabbage to be picked in the garden I have been trying to come up with new ways to eat our veggies.  For dinner one night I was craving macaroni and cheese but wanted to use our vegetables so this unique macaroni and cheese but without the pasta casserole dish was created!  

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe uses 1 1/2 cups of fresh green beans, one head of cabbage and cheddar cheese.    It’s a great side dish or main dish that is comforting, but doesn’t make you feel too bad because look at all the vegetables you ate! 🙂   

This would make a great new casserole dish for the holidays, as well as a everyday dinner when you have lots of green beans and cabbage.  We are big fans of this dish in our house and I hope you will become one too!Cheesy Cabbage in Cast Iron Skillet

 

1 1/2 cups of green beans fresh and cooked.
Fresh Green Beans

One small head of cabbage fresh and cooked in a buttery sauce.
Fresh Cabbage from Garden

The dish is really easy to put together.  First you put in the green beans, second the cabbage, third the cheese.  Then repeat.  
Step by Step Macaroni and Cheese Pictures

Out of the oven 40 minutes later comes this cheesy comforting meal!
Green Beans and Cheese Casserole Dish

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Being Served

 Hope you enjoy!
NO PASTA Macaroni and Cheese made with Green Beans, Cabbage and Cheese!  This easy baked casserole is simple to make and uses fresh vegetables instead of pasta.  This homemade recipe is much more healthy than the usual macaroni and cheese dish! 

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NO PASTA Macaroni and Cheese made with Green Beans, Cabbage and Cheese!  This easy baked casserole is simple to make and uses fresh vegetables instead of pasta.  This homemade recipe is much more healthy than the usual macaroni and cheese dish! 

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No Pasta Macaroni and Cheese

NO PASTA Macaroni and Cheese made with Green Beans, Cabbage and Cheese!  This easy baked casserole is simple to make and uses fresh vegetables instead of pasta.  This homemade recipe is much more healthy than the usual macaroni and cheese dish! 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans - cut into thirds
  • 1 small head of cabbage - chopped up
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt + pepper
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring a medium sized pot to a boil. Add fresh green beans and cook for 3 minutes. Drain.
  3. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add cabbage, thyme and salt + pepper to taste. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, allowing cabbage to wilt, while stirring it semi often.
  4. In casserole baking dish, add half of your green beans. Add half of your buttery cabbage on top. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on top. Repeat again.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove aluminum foil and cook for 10 more minutes.

 

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