I grew up eating this. Forget about chicken soup when I'm under the weather. Just give me some macaroni & tomatoes! I do make mine a little different, but basically, it's the same. After I cook the macaroni, I cut two strips of bacon into small pieces and add them to the pan I cooked the macaroni in. Cook the bacon until it's crisp & browned. Remove bacon from grease. Add about 1/4 cup finely diced onion to the bacon grease & saute until it's translucent. Add canned diced tomatoes and heat thoroughly. Add back the bacon bits and macaroni and season with salt & pepper. Yummy!
Grew up on this stuff and still love it!!! Southern comfort at its best!! I crave this and it is sooo simple to make.
It's childhood comfort food. It's *supposed* to be bland!!!!
I was expecting more given the high ratings, but we thought this was bland. I fried some onions and garlic to add to this and it still did not add much. Too bad, it looked so simple and cheap to make.
Comfort food, pure and simple. We had this a lot growing up as a side dish. Leftovers were MINE for lunch the next day, eaten on the back porch while my mother hung laundry or worked in the flower beds. Great, simple recipe.
Like the others I thought my mom invented it! haha It really is so good.
Quick, easy, cheap and yummy...just about says it all! I have sometimes added a can of tomato sauce as well. I just sometimes get a craving for this. I have even added seasonings to it as well, but normally just some salt and pepper do the trick. :)
I had to laugh when I saw this recipe! I thought my Granny invented it!! We ate this stuff all the time! Just macaroni and canned tomatoes with salt and pepper. It's comfort food to me. It reminds me of another recipe my Granny "invented." Macaroni and canned beef stew. Mmmm, good times!
I grew up eating this at least 3 times a month. Hubby and I still eat this for lunch every so often and I still love it!
This brings back lots of memorys! Very economical..memories of those penny pinching days..they were made easier with comfort food like this and a fresh homemade loaf of crusty bread with rich butter.....yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!