Monday, December 15, 2008

Macaroni w/ Sausage and Peppers

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13.25 oz. Heartland Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, diced large
2 red bell peppers, diced large
1 tablespoon dried chopped basil
4 cups red spaghetti sauce
1 pound Italian sausage, cooked and sliced thin
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, divided

Cook the Elbow Macaroni according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic, onion, peppers, and basil. Saute’ 3 minutes, then add the sauce and sliced Italian sausage. Simmer 5 minutes. Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish. Layer 1/2 the Elbow Macaroni, 1/2 of the sauce mixture, 1-cup mozzerella, and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Repeat. Bake 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


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