Salsa Macaroni Bake!!!


For the Sauce:
2 cups salsa
1 jalapeño – chopped
1 red onion – sliced
5 cloves garlic – chopped
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 quart button mushrooms – sliced
Healthy handful of fresh Italian parsley
4 sweet or hot sausage links – chopped
Drizzle of olive oil
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
1 cup tortilla chips – crushed
Seasonings for the sauce:
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
Dashes of sea salt
Dashes of red pepper flakes
Dashes of dried oregano
Dashes of ground cumin
16 oz. container of sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese – shredded
1 cup mozzarella – shredded
Grated Romano cheese


Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
Heat a griddle and place the sliced mushrooms to grill with a drizzle of olive oil, while preparing the sauce.
Place the sausage links in the oven to bake while preparing the sauce. When the sausage is cooked, slice.
Heat a sauce pan with a few drizzles of olive oil. Add the onion, jalapeño and garlic; sauté until onion is softened and add the salsa and simmer on low. Add the grilled mushrooms, crushed tomatoes, parsley and sausage. Add the seasonings and simmer on low.
Prepare the macaroni as directed.
When the macaroni is cooked, drizzle a little olive oil at the bottom of a baking dish. Add the cooked macaroni and toss with the olive oil. Add the sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and toss. Add the sauce and toss gently again. Top the macaroni with sauce, mozzarella and more grated Romano cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.


This is a great twist on traditional baked macaroni.

With Love,



Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:31am

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