When finished, this meal is delicious and filling and a great way to stretch one meal into two.
- 1 ½ Cups Dried Macaroni (I love Barilla)
- 2 cups tomato sauce*
- Leftover vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded chicken (also leftovers, but if you don’t have it you can just make it with vegetables)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Boil off the macaroni in salted water (you can stir it to prevent it from sticking instead of adding the extra calories with oil). Pour the macaroni into a baking dish (discard the water) and top with chicken, tomato sauce, cheese and vegetables. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy!
*Tomato sauce is already in Cooking with Mary’s recipe log. Search for key word “tomato sauce.”
How Much Should You Eat?
A good rule of thumb, so to speak (wink, wink), is to use your hand as a measuring guide when deciding on portions. Your fist makes a good portion guide for most meals. You’ll be surprised how filling a fist’s portion can be! Give it a try.