• Serves 6
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 15 Ingredients

This is a healthy twist on a good old-fashioned family favourite recipe. It’s loaded with veggies as well, so is perfect for fussy eaters.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 600g very lean beef mince
  • ¾ cup carrot grated
  • ¾ cup zucchini grated
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 x 420g can salt-reduced (condensed) tomato soup
  • 2 teaspoons salt-reduced beef stock powder
  • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 3 cups cooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) Flora Light® margarine
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1½ cups skim milk
  • ¾ cup (75g) 30% reduced-fat tasty cheese freshly grated


  1. Preheat oven 180ºC fan forced.
  2. Meat sauce: Cook mince in a large non-stick saucepan that has been coated with cooking spray. Drain liquid then return mince to pot.
  3. Add in carrots, zucchini, onion, peas and soup, cook 2 minutes stirring continuously. Add stock powder and tomato paste; cook a further 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  4. Fold in cooked macaroni noodles and mix together well. Pour mixture into a lasagne dish.
  5. Topping: Melt margarine in saucepan, add flour, cook 1 minute. Slowly add milk using a whisk to avoid lumps, stir continuously until boiling.
  6. Pour sauce over the meat, sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown.


For a lower fat count omit topping. This recipe is suitable to be frozen.

  • Im living on my own now and love anything I can cook up and then freeze in single packs.


  • This looks like the macaroni I used to eat as a child when I was at pre school! It was one of my favourite dishes and I’d wish we could eat it everyday lol.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I’ll be making this for my toddler to try (but secretly for myself)!!!


  • I love this recipe. My mum’s best friend use to make this all the time and I absolutely loved this. I always wondered what was in it. So simple and so delicious.


  • I do love hiding lots of veggies into meals – my kids would definitely eat this happily. Thanks for sharing.


  • Perfect winter dish it looks delicious


  • A perfect freezer dinner for lockdown!


  • Yummy! And can freeze the left overs.


  • An amazing meal prep idea


  • Thanks for the recipe. For the topping it tastes extra delish with a couple of pinches of nutmeg.


  • I made this and it was just delicious. Thanks.


  • This sounds scrumptious. Guess I know what I’m cooking tomorrow night


  • I am printing this out to make tonight. I actually have all the ingredients in the pantry/fridge, so there’s no excuse.


  • With some tweaking this could be made into a healthier recipe.


  • Great recipe especially as it can be frozen in portion sizes.


  • Looks very tasty, yummy and delicious.


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