Friday, 3 May 2013

Recipe: mac and veg slice

As someone who loves to cook, I couldn't resist entering the #eggmainsinminutes Linky on BritMums, sponsored by British Lion eggs. So today, I am sharing a recipe with you for an egg main dish. It's a family-friendly chunky omelette, made with pasta and vegetables and can easily be adapted to fit in with your family's favourites foods.The recipe is adapted from one on the Be Food Smart meal mixer app.

 (Serves 4)
  • 100g macaroni
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • a selection of veg - I used grated carrot, diced mushrooms and tomatoes but anything goes (asparagus, peas, sweetcorn, courgette, pepper, small broccoli florets....)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • salt and pepper 
(See alternatives below for more inspiration on ingredients).


Cook macaroni until just tender (10-12 mins). Rinse with cold water to cool quickly and drain thoroughly.
Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add your veg and cook gently for 3-4 mins.
Add the macaroni and combine well.
Beat the eggs and milk together, add the cheese, herbs and salt and pepper.
Pour egg mixture into the frying pan and cook on a low heat for 4-5 mins until the base is set. Meanwhile pre-heat the grill to medium-high.
Put the frying pan under the grill  and cook for 4-5 mins until the top is set and golden.
Serve warm or cold with a green salad or more kid-friendly, with roasted sweet potato wedges.

It would also make perfect portable picnic fodder.


You could substitute the pasta for diced/sliced cooked potato (approx 250g); you could experiment with different cheese like feta or blue cheese; you could add some kind of meat if you're a meat-eater. There are lots of possibilities for tweaking the recipe to the tastes or dietary needs of your family.

If you enjoy eating eggs, do take a look at the Egg Main Meals in Minutes site for more recipe inspiration.

What are some of your favourite egg main dishes?


  1. Thanks for this entry. To qualify you need to add the link to the Egg Mains in Minutes site by 5pm today.
    Great recipe
    Best wishes from Kate for BritMums

    1. Thanks for letting me know Kate, it was in there but not very clearly indicated so have included it again at the end :-). Thanks!


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