By Denise! on July 24, 2004
Photo by mydesigirl
Photo by mydesigirl
"My grandmother started making this dish for us when we were kids. That was quite a few years ago! She once commented that she must have made a dump truck full of macaroni for us. I still make this -- it's comfort food for me. This is a very butter/tomatoey dish. It's not spicy and meant to be bland so that the creaminess of the butter, the tang of the tomatoes and the flavor of the pasta shine."
Serving Size: 1 (152 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"A nice quick and simple recipe. I add a little bit of Dashida (an asian beef soup stock), Garlic Powder, Pepper, Sugar, and a few dashes of hot sauce for spice. Just not too much of everything, just enough to give it a little something. Next time, I will add onions."
"My Grandmother in law used to make this all the time too. She always served it with "smokies" (smoked sausages) Brings back fond memories of Nana! Thanks for posting."
"Being from the South, we use bacon grease instead of butter. Try it!! :-)"
"My Mom used to make a version of this and she chopped up an 8oz block of cheddar cheese into cubes and added that. I make it alot. You could also use canned chopped tomatoes that come in italian and mexican style with spices already added."
"This sounded like comfort food to me so I gave it a try and what do you know.....my grandma (and my dad) used to make this for us too only with ground beef in it. Thanks for reminding me! I will make this again but add the ground beef next time :)"
"I really liked this. Just a simple meal that was easy to make. I used blue box noodles because I was out of elbows so I had to get creative. I served it with a side salad to round out dinner. Thanks so much for posting!"
"My parents grandparents made this all the time. I love making it, though I have never seen it with added butter. I may try it. My dads mom added crisco to it once and it was awful, but everyone else went wild.. So great recipe, I like mine with black pepper, will try with garlic powder as suggested by another poster.. This is comfort food for me. Glad to see that others find it to be good as well."
"This recipe saved me tonight. I wasted 35 mins trying do to a different one and it didnt turn out at all so when i came across this i was very happy. my boys (ages 3 & 1) is enjoying it right now. i added some garlic powder to the tomatoes and had a can of stewed tomatoes that I needed to get rid of. I plan on buying crushed tomatoes to try with this too since the stewed ones all went to the very bottom of the pot. Thanks so much for this life saving recipe for my boys!!"
"I was looking for a simple recipe to use up a can of crushed tomatoes that I had and was thrilled to find this one. I was pleased with the way this came out although it wasn't what I expected. It was sweeter and tangier than I thought, but good nonetheless. Thanks for posting!"
"My hubsand and kids loved it. Reminded me of Spaghetti-O's, both smell and taste and I was turned off."
"I just made these earlier this week for dinner for my mom, she loves this recipe. My dad and I add sugar to ours after we plate it. YUMMO! :)"
"Both my mom and grandma used to make this when I was a kid. They usually made homemade noodles. Sometimes they would use tomato soup instead of tomato. I have made it myself, but its just not the same as when they make it, lol! Great comfort food."
"Super quick and easy!! I added some Italian seasoning to mine. Just throw in some cooked chicken, steamed veggies and parmesan cheese and you have a decent meal."
"Wow! Desperate for something quick and easy to cook the family, this went down a treat. Added 1/2 a teaspoon of minced garlic to the melted butter and used some leftover linguine from the night before. Added some low fat grated cheese after the tomatoes. Can see myself adding some cooked chicken to the pot next time. Thanks for such a tasty recipe!"
"Doesn't get much more simple than this. Tastes great, too! Due to pantry limitations, I ended up using diced tomatoes (Italian) in lieu of crushed and added a little garlic powder. Simmered butter and sauce together for a bit before adding to whole grain fettuccine and topped with Parmesan cheese. Everyone in the family loved it (teenager and preschooler, included). Perfect for busy, week night dinners! Thanks for sharing!"
"I used whole wheat bow tie noodles, it was a little too bland but tasted ok my toddler spit it out, however the next day I heated it up w/ a little garlic powder sprinkled on it and served it w/ Parmesan cheese and my 1.5 year old loved it and so did I so I will make again w/ those additions. Very simple thanks for an easy go to recipe!"
"I was in panic mode cooking dinner tonight and started cooking elbow macaroni before I knew what I was going to do with it! While I had chicken and zucchini on the grill I quickly got on 'zaar knowing I'd find a recipe to bail me out! This was it, and my 2 boys ate all the Noodles and Tomatoes before even trying the chicken and zucchini. I used Smart Balance light instead of butter. I also kept the noodle/ butter/tomato mixture on low heat for 10 minutes which I think melded the flavors together well."
"I love this and can also eat alot of it all by myself!!! My great-aunt Ruby (best cook in the world) used to make this with a pinch of sugar and bacon grease in place of the butter. Made either way it is delicious!!"
"I used Italian diced tomatoes. Used a chopper and it pretty much crushed them like a blender would. I used less butter and added some olive oil. This is way easy. I make something like this too. You know when your 5 yo opens a can of tomatoes and you don't know what to do with them...you go to Recipezaar.com to find a recipe. LOL..."
"Funny....my grandmother made this too :) I'm going to make it tonight...only instead of butter a tablespoon or so of olive oil. I would also suggest cooling the pasta under cold tap water after it's cooked....for a cold tomato pasta effect. I would say this is a very easy recipie and should be a staple in my kitchen. :)"