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    Fancy Franks

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    AmyZoe's Note:

    My Mom calls this "the recipe on the door" because that's where she kept it. She said it came from a magazine in the 70s. My Fancy Franks turn out a little different each time because I like to try variations. It's a family favorite and a complete "kid" recipe (although I still love it). You may find you want to add a touch more tomato sauce. I also like to throw in a few fresh tomatoes.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta as directed on package.
    2. 2
      In a separate pan, saute the onion, garlic, bell pepper and hot dogs in oil until onions are translucent.
    3. 3
      Add tomato sauce, spices, and pasta.
    4. 4
      Stir in cheddar and stir until melted.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2010

      55

      My daughter LOVED it!! (so did I). I used a couple extra hot dogs because I am greedy and subbed the chopped tomatoes for tomato sauce since thats what I had .My noodles were pasta shells. This will be made all the time from now on. Thanks for sharing AmyZoe!!!

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    • on May 02, 2009

      45

      This was pretty tasty. I used frozen onions and frozen peppers, so it was a little wet, but I let it simmer on the stove while the pasta was cooking, and once I added the cheese, it tightened right up. In fact, I had to add a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen it back up again. Next time, I might fry or grill some Italian sausage and use that instead of the franks; the frankfurter flavor didn't quite mesh with the Italianate flavors of the rest of the sauce; I'll probably also use a more Italian cheese like mozzarella or fontina, and add some Parmigiano.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fancy Franks

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 455.3
     
    Calories from Fat 226
    49%
    Total Fat 25.1 g
    38%
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    57%
    Cholesterol 53.5 mg
    17%
    Sodium 1099.2 mg
    45%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.5 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 18.5 g
    37%

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