A family favorite. Very easy to make and ideal if you have a tight budget.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to a large baking dish.

  • Heat vegetable oil and flour in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until mixture is frothy and smooth, about 5 minutes. Add reserved tomato juice and garlic paste. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and stir in chopped tomatoes and about 3/4 the Cheddar cheese. Simmer until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Stir water into tomato sauce if mixture becomes too thick.

  • Pour tomato sauce over macaroni and top with remaining Cheddar cheese and sliced tomato.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and browned, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 48.9g 16% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 29.8mg 10% DV; sodium 369.2mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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