Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mother's Macaroni Bake

This was from Mandi's frugal week. I used vermicelli again instead of macaroni and added a pound of sausage so this would be a complete meal. It was a lot like spaghetti and really good! I would make this again and the cost can't be beat:) I'm changing the prices to what I paid. It equals out to 1.77 plus $2 for the sausage. A full meal for 3.77!

Mother's Macaroni Bake
2 cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked and drained (10 cents for the box of vermicelli)
1 small onion, diced (45 cents)
1 small green bell pepper, diced (.35)
1/2 stick of margarine (I used butter that I got on a huge sale... 3 cents)
1 can tomato soup ($.60)
2 slices of American cheese singles, cut in half diagonally (24 cents)
Cook and drain macaroni, set aside. Sautee onions and peppers in margarine until tender. Add vegetables to macaroni and mix lightly. Stir in soup. Pour mixture into a lightly Pamed casserole dish and arrange cheese singles over top. Bake in 350 degree oven until heated through and cheese is melted (about 15 mintues). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving. Serves 4. Approximate cost, $1.50 for the whole casserole.


marey said...

This looks so good and what a great $$! I think I have everything here to make this so I may try to add it in this week :)

JUST SHAR said...

WOWZA!! that sure is a cheap meal, and with a family coming of 6, you need it!!!!