Macaroni & Tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 154.7
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,067.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    4qts. Water
    1 - 16oz. box Elbow Macaroni
    1 - 14.5oz. can Diced Tomatoes
    1 - 28oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
    1 stick Blue Bonnet Spread
    2 TBSP. Salt
    1 TBSP. Black Pepper


Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a 5 quart pot then add 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of black pepper and 1 box (16oz) of Elbow Macaroni. Cook according to the time on the box of macaroni or to desired tenderness. I cooked mine approximately 15 minutes. Next, drain off most of the water but not all. Leave enough water to cover the bottom of the pot. Then add 1 stick of Blue Bonnet, 1 large 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes, and 1 regular 14.5oz. can of diced tomatoes. Continue to heat on the stove until all ingredients are warm then serve.

This recipe will make 16 cups.

Bonus tips:
* Adding browned hamburger to this recipe is delicious. (Not calculated in nutrition info.)
* Also tastes wonderful topped with cheese. My kids like parmesean or mozzarella the best. (Not calculated in nutrition info.)

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMYTECH.

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  • Great base for a main dish! I added 1 lb of cooked ground turkey (93/7), only 1 T of salt to the boiling water, and no salt added diced tomatoes. I thought it needed some spices (garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, oregano), which took it up a notch. Yummy! - 4/25/09

    Reply from MOMMYTECH (10/26/11)
    Your ideas are great additions. I love to play around with most of my recipes and enjoy seeing what others add or take away in order to change it up. Thanks for the tips!

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  • This is a great comfort food, but I made it with fresh tomatoes to lower the sodium (super high in this recipe!). - 4/15/09

    Reply from MOMMYTECH (10/26/11)
    I have not tried fresh tomatoes but I bet it is delicious. And who doesn't need to reduce sodium. I will definately give this a try!

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  • this was wonderful even my husband liked it. I think next time I will cut back on the black pepper but all in all was very delicious. - 4/11/09

    Reply from MOMMYTECH (10/26/11)
    I am so glad your family enjoyed this recipe. It is a favorite of my husband also. He loves to cover things in black pepper so I forget that other people my not like it as much. Hope the change works for you.

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  • ahhh...noodles and tomatoes! Sure brings back memories of my childhood. My grandma used to make these, but added a bit of sugar to it....haven't tried this recipes but it looks JUST like hers that I make to this day.....Can't wait to try this one - 4/4/09

    Reply from MOMMYTECH (10/26/11)
    My grandmother is the person who taught me to make this. She adds sugar to hers also, but I cut it out to reduce the calories. I enjoy it just as well without the sugar but please make it to suit you and your family.

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  • This is one on my favorites. I could eat my weight in it. - 4/4/09

    Reply from MOMMYTECH (10/26/11)
    I am so glad you enjoy the recipe. I feel the same way myself so I divide it up into individual servings that I can take to work or warm up when home alone.

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