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Tomato Macaroni Casserole Recipe

Karen Smith dresses up cooked macaroni with four flavorful ingredients. "This dish is one of my husband's favorites," says the Thornton, Colorado cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish, combine the macaroni, tomatoes and 3/4 cup cheese; mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes; stir. Cover and heat 45 seconds longer.
  • 2. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese. Microwave, uncovered, for 20-40 seconds longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 369 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.