Spanish Macaroni With Cheese

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 881


1/2 pound macaroni rotelle (macaroni wheels) or cooked according to package instructions
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 pound chorizo sausage skinned and sliced 1/2 -inch thick
3 tomatoes large, peeled, seeded, and cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper quartered and sliced
1/2 red bell pepper or 1 whole pimiento, quartered and sliced
2 tablespoons parsley minced fresh
1 tablespoon cilantro minced fresh (optional)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup olives mixed pitted green and, sliced
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 tablespoon butter real, thinly sliced


Drain cooked macaroni and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a large saucepan add sausage and sauté, stirring for 10 minutes. Remove all but 1 tablespoon fat. Stir in tomatoes, green and red peppers (if pimiento is used, add later with olive slices), parsley, optional cilantro, and tomato paste cook for 10 minutes. Add pasta and olive slices heat through. Place half of the pasta-meat mixture into a greased 2 1/2 -quart casserole sprinkle with half of the cheese and top with remaining pasta-meat mixture. Sprinkle with remainder of Parmesan cheese and dot with butter slices. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 881
Calories from Fat: 502

This Spanish Macaroni With Cheese recipe is from the Current Calendars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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