This and That Pasta Casserole

Amount

 Measure

 Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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 ------------

 --------------------------------

8

 ounces

 elbow macaroni

4

 quarts

 boiling water

1

 cup

 chunky tomato sauce -- * see recipe

2

 whole

 beef hot dogs -- sliced

1

 teaspoon

 Italian seasoning

1

 teaspoon

 balsamic vinegar

2 1/4

 ounces

 black olives -- sliced

4

 ounces

 mushroom caps -- sliced

2

 ounces

 pimientos -- diced

1/2

 cup

 croutons -- seasoned

1/2

 cup

 low sodium cheddar cheese -- shredded

Heat oven to 325F.

Put macaroni in boiling water and cook until al dente.

Put tomato sauce, hot dogs, Italian seasoning, balsamic, olives, mushrooms and pimentos in a saucepan and heat through.

Drain macaroni and combine with sauce. Put into a 1 quart casserole dish.

Sprinkle croutons and cheese over top.

Cover and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: 280 Calories; 11g Fat (36.2% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 436mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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