Macaroni and cheese - diner style

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Elbow Macaroni (8 oz)
2 tablespoons Butter Or Regular Margarine
¾ cup Chopped Onion
½ cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
12 ounces Cheddar Cheese Spread
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
¼ teaspoon Hot Red Pepper Sauce, (opt)
Green Pepper Rings, (opt)
Parsley Sprigs, (opt)

Prepare the macaroni in a large saucepan according to the directions on the package. Drain and return to the saucepan to keep warm.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter add the onion and chopped green bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp tender. Remove from the heat; add vegetables to the macaroni in the saucepan along with the cheese spread, shredded cheese and hot red pepper sauce, if desired. Toss until well mixed.

Spoon the mixture into a 2½-quart casserole and bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with pepper rings and parsley sprigs if desired.

From The Redbook Magazine January 1986

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