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Pasta Shells and Peppers

"Tomatoes and green peppers spooned over the top give this easy-to-prepare macaroni and cheese fresh homemade taste," shares Sharon Ann Sluski from West Ossipee, New Hampshire. Our test kitchen figures her thrifty main dish costs just 94 cents per serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1 pound) medium shell pasta
  • 4 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound Velveeta, shredded
  • Fresh basil and/or oregano, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. meanwhile, in a skillet, saute peppers in butter for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Drain pasta; stir in cheese until melted. Spoon into bowls; top with tomato mixture. Garnish with basil and/or oregano if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 604 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1492mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 28g protein.

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