Minestrone bake

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Elbow macaroni (7 ounces) cooked and drained
8 ounces Grated cheddar cheese
16 ounces Van Camp's Pork and Beans undrained
8 ounces Stewed tomatoes
1 \N Green bell pepper; diced
1 \N Red bell pepper; diced
½ cup Grated parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 F. Grease 8-inch square glass baking dish. Combine macaroni, 1-½ cups cheddar cheese, pork and beans, tomatoes and bell peppers; mix well. Spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.* Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

*NOTE: At this point, casserole may be covered and refrigerated.

Increase baking time to 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS per serving: * calories 300 * carbohydrates 32 g * protein 16 g * fat 12 g * calcium 330 mg * sodium 590 mg * cholesterol 35 mg * dietary fiber 6 g Source: "Hurry, Let's Eat!" Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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