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Cheesy Veggie Macaroni Bites - Kindy Friendly



11 portion(s)


  • 900 g water
  • 130 g Macaroni Pasta
  • 140 g tasty cheddar cheese
  • 110 g Milk, I use lactose free
  • 1 tablespoon white chia seeds, soaked in 3 TBSP of water
  • 1/4 --- peeled carrot
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 small spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon Massal vegetable stock powder
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Cut cheese into bite size chunks and grate 10sec/speed 9

    Scrape down and set aside

    Cut carrot into bite size chunks and grate 5 sec/speed 5

    Scrape down and set aside

    Place spinach and roughly chunked springonion in bowl and  chop 3 sec/speed 8  

    Scrape down and add to carrot and set aside

    Rinse TMX bowl

    Add water and heat for 6 min / 100 degrees / speed 1

    Add macaroni to water 10 min/100 degrees / reverse speed 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius

    Drain macaroni, rinse under cold water and set aside

    Rinse and dry TMX bowl

    Add milk, chia seed mix and cheese and mix 10 sec/speed 3

    Add veggies and macaroni and mix 10 sec/ reverse speed 2

    If necessary scrape down and give a few final turns with your spatula to ensure all ingredients are folded through.

    Spoon mixture evenly across oiled muffin tray

    Bake for approximately 20 minutes (or until golden brown) and set aside to cool


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This recipe is an adaptation of Macaroni Muffins by Caroline Rigg

The 1 egg in her recipe is replaced with 1 TBSP chia seed mixed in 3 TBSP water (egg replacer)

I wanted to add extra nutrition with hidden veg. I simply used what was in my fridge. I imagine you could tweak with your own favourites e.g. zucchini.

In hindsight some of the wetter veg ingredients may work better having had a good squeeze in some paper towel to remove excess moisture before re-adding the the batter.

I turned my macaroni bites over onto a baking tray and baked for a further 6 min because the nearly 3 yr old thought it was too icky (moist on the bottom). In future, I will just bake the recipe a little longer e.g. 26 min instead of 20 (or so).

I made 11 today and had to hide 4 in the fridge because the rest disappeared so quickly! 

Enjoy. If you try and like. Please rate and comment. Thanks Guys.

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  • I hear you YoniTm5 - when I

    Submitted by The Kissell Clan on 27. March 2016 - 19:57.

    I hear you YoniTm5 - when I have made these since I cook in cupcake wrappers tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • Tasted great but oh my! did

    Submitted by YoniTm5 on 13. March 2016 - 17:41.

    Tasted great but oh my! did they stick to my trays!!! tmrc_emoticons.)

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