Tomato Macaroni Casserole Recipe

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Tomato Macaroni Casserole Recipe

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

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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

In a greased 11x7-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.
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.
Originally published as Tomato Macaroni Casserole in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 369 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

  • 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  1. In a greased 11x7-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.
Originally published as Tomato Macaroni Casserole in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p12

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