Super Bowl Casserole

  • Yield: 8 servings

"This recipe is a favorite of mine. I was given it by a friend, who said it's for dieters, but her father-in-law said he couldn't tell because it is so good. I have another friend who told me she adds corn and celery for extra flavor."

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) package corkscrew macaroni
1pound lean ground beef or turkey
1/4cup chopped bell peppers
1/2cup chopped onion
1 (15-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1/4cup Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Cook macaroni as directed on the package, drain.
  3. Brown meat, peppers and onion in skillet. Pour off excess fat.
  4. Mix in macaroni and tomatoes. Put in casserole dish and top with cheese.
  5. Cover and bake 20 minutes.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Season this dish with sauteed garlic, lots of black pepper, a teaspoon of anise seed, crushed red pepper, basil, or oregano.

—Golden Ray Malone, Afton, Tenn.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Calories 220
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Potassium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 17g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%
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