How To Cook Quick,Delicious And Healthy Tomato Macaroni

 a serving of  healthy,  great taste macaroni
Dear Diary,
Cooking this delicacy took 15 minutes from
when the water starts boiling to when the heat is turned off. There are times I cook some kinds of macaroni, and they take 5 more minutes to cook. This became tender in no time. I don't if this fast cooking was due to the type of macaroni or the heat applied.

To say that this dish was delicious is an understatement! It was super delicious. 
 ingredients for my quick, healthy and delicious macaroni
Ingredients:

  • 1 sachet of La Rose Blanche Macaroni
  • 1 tin corned beef
  • 1 tin sardines
  • 1 spoon scoop of tomato paste
  • red pepper
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • salt
  • 2 dessert spoonfuls of vegetable oil
  • chopped onion
  • chopped (shredded with grater) carrots. To see how to chop carrots with a grater, GO HERE
  • kidney beans
  • peas

 macaroni, chopped onion, seasoning, salt, and tomato paste added as soon as the water starts to boil
 added thee ingredients, then ground pepper
 just added ground pepper after macaroni
 Added sardines and corned beef to the boiling pot
 added peas and kidney beans when  cooking is almost done
Cooking Steps:
  1. Vegetable oil is added to a pot of water ( I used two big cups of water here). It is brought to a boil
  2. Macaroni, chopped onion, seasoning, salt and tomato paste are added to the boiling pot of water
  3. I checked for salt  before adding ground pepper, covered and allowed the pot to boil. 
  4. When the pepper and other ingredients begin to boil, I opened and added corned beef and sardines, stirred, checked for salt again before covering and allowing  to  cook. At this point, the aroma from corned beef and sardines filled the kitchen.
  5. When I checked and saw the macaroni was beginning to get tender, I added the carrots, peas and kidney beans, stirred gently, checked for salt again, before covering to finally cook.
  6. After adding the vegetables, I cooked for just two minutes and turned off the heat.
  7. Serving time!

 mixed the vegetables in the pot
 enjoy macaroni
 cooking is done, the heat has just been turned off
 I emptied this plate before sipping my little sauce
NOTE:
I did not use all the pepper in the picture, when I remembered that the kids were going to eat with us, I had to reduce it to three and keep two back in the fridge.
If left to over-cook, the macaroni twists will begin to loosen, and it won't look that beautiful anymore.
Enjoy!
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42 comments:

  1. Looks very good, bet it tastes wonderful. But pls, isn't the water too much? Or is that the idea? My husband might feel I mistakingly put too much water...:-D

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  2. He will enjoy that sauce. Tastes very good.

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    1. If you prefer it without the sauce, then, cook with just a little quantity of water.

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  3. Aunty Eya, u don't know how much I appreciate ur blog. I noticed u always use tinned tomato paste, what's wrong with using steamed fresh tomatoes?

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    1. I use canned tomatoes when I want that red color. Fresh Tomatoes are very good too.

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  4. Anonymous8:18 AM

    I will try dis for my kids today. Welldone

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  5. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Please aunty joy. Kindly teach me how to prepare chinese prawn sauce or chicken sauce. I like it n dnt know how 2 make it. Pleaseeeeeee

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    1. Hahahaha, have you Googled Chinese prawn sauce?

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  6. Looks delicious! I'm def goin to try this this wkend :)

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  7. Anonymous12:43 PM

    This blog rocks! My best blogs so far are Lindaikeji, naijainfotainment.com and this one. They touch on different aspects and are so unique. Nigerians are doing well, will soon come back to join the wagon of achievers. Proud of you guys.

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    1. I feel honored!!!
      Thanks!

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  8. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Wow dis look gud,i must prepare dis for my family tonight,keep it up eya lov yea. Hallyshally

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  9. Queen Bee1:22 PM

    I will try it dis evening,right now I just made white soup,everyone is excited abt it!!!twas so so nice!TAnx Eya.
    I also want to know,don't u remove the starchy water from the. Macaroni?or it doesn't matter?
    And also I tot frying the tomato and pepper also helps to remove the sourness?or it also doesn't matter?

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    1. Sometimes I don't remove it because it's jollof and the oil in it over powers the starch. Lol!

      For boiled macaroni, I always remove the starch.
      The quantity of tomatoes is so small that you do not need to fry. I have cooked it this way many times and the results are always great.

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    2. Thanks for telling us about your white soup, Congratulations and bon apetit!

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  10. I liked your jollof marcaroni with caned fish, I hope this tastes as good too! I appreciate the fact that they take short time to cook, and the veggies make them healthier. Thanks Eya.

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    1. Thanks for trying out the jollof macaroni with canned fish. This tastes as good if not more.
      Debby, I like the way that you come back here to give us feedback about the dishes you try out.

      God bless you!

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  11. Alice2:38 PM

    I love this blog! I just discovered it, my husband is in for a whole lot of varieties. Thanks Madam.

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  12. You are doing a great job sister. These recipes are helping me to develop a menu for my family. God bless you real good dear.

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    1. Thanks for writing this Ivy. You make me feel Good!

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  13. Sheila6:41 PM

    Aunt eya,wats d differnce between boiled macaroni and jollof macaroni? Love ur blog,jst got married been wondering how i was gon spice up dear hubby's food. Iv com to d ryt place. God bless u!

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    1. Boiled macaroni is the plain one we serve with tomato stew or soup. Jollof is this one that has tomato and every other ingredient cooked together with it. Lol!

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  14. Yummy!!! I must try this out and thanks by the way for sharing.You are doing a wonderful job

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  15. Eya ur my best friend,cooked dis dish for dinner nd my hubby nd kids cleared d plate mehn,i was so happy. D cornbeef nd sardine did magic to d dish,it gave it a fantastic taste. Tnk u soooooo much *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Joy, thanks for coming back to share with us!
      May you perform this well with other recipes too.
      Thanks!

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  16. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Madam Eya,I love your blog.Absolutely gr8 job you're doing here.Will definitely recommend 2my friends.Kehinde.

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    1. Thank you kehinde! Please do.

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  17. I always have a problem with keeping my corned beef in chunks, the whole thing just crumbles to bits. Any tips on how to keep it in chunks?

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    1. Hi Nife, I think that you do add the corned beef too early. Add when the meal is almost ready and be careful with stirring. I like stirring with wooden spoons because their edges are not sharp like metal spoons/laddles.
      Do not stir frequently.

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  18. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Me too. My corned beef disappears not evn crumbling to bits. How do i prevent that? And Eya,ru in abuja? If yes,wia do u shop 4 fruits. I live in maitama,farmers market is quite expenzive. Is wuse any beta? Wia is d best market to get fruits n veg from? Dats if u live in abj,if not oda bloggers can help out

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    1. Try Wuse and Garki Ultramodern markets. Fruits are generally expensive in Abuja.
      Try to bargain with the sellers, do not just give what they ask. This is Naija.

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    2. Again, when I shop for corned beef, I go for smaller sized exeter. They are stamped at both ends and taste better. They are not as soft as the ones in the big sized exeter I don't know why.
      Since I discovered the difference in these two, I stopped buying big cans of exeter corned beef. I'd rather buy many small sizes. The one in the pic is Ester.

      Ester too is preferable to those big tins of EXETER. The corned beef in those big cans crumbles easily and is not as colorful and tasty as the small canned ones.

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  19. Thanks a lot. I'm guilty of stairing too frequenty and yes I put the corned beef too early, now I know better. You are correct about ESTER, I used it for sandwich and its meatier and less pasty than big EXETER

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  20. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Ȋ̝̊̅ luv U̶̲̥̅̊я blog aunty eya A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ Ȋ̝̊'ld want to try out dis dish- luks G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ A̶̲̥̅̊₪D̶̲̥̅̊ yummy bt Ȋ̝̊̅ 'ld lyk to knw d type of kidney beans to use, Ȋ̝̊̅§ it d one in a tin or d raw one? Tanx

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  21. Am really happy to have found this blog, providence has a way of helping me out.just recently married and my hubby doesn't like the conventioanl rice always as meal, thank for your blog, now am with my pen and paper writting out tons of recipes! Can't wait to woow him with this dishes.

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  22. Thank you Deborah! I wish you luck when you try them.

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  23. Priscy12:32 PM

    WOW...Thank God I said \i should visit this blog today. I have been seeing ur numerous advert in Linda's blog but i hv neva clicked on any blog there. This is so good. U are a blessed woman and ur hubby is so luck to have you. I love cooking and trying out new things. I'm not married yet so my hubby has a lot to enjoy when we eventually get married. For now the lucky man to enjoy all this recipe will be my loving dad. I'm goin to spoil him silly wit diff recipes. i'll try plenty of ur recipes

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    1. You are welcome Priscy!
      Thanks.

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  24. Eya nice job.. I love cooking alot so this is a nice avenue to learn even more recipes. Am so thrilled. Do u know how to make different types of vegetable salads? Pls share if u do. Thank u very much

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    1. Thank you Jamelga, check on your for BLOG POST CATEGORIRS, click on ALL SALAD RECIPES.

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    2. check on your *RIGHT*

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