Macaroni Dinner

Macaroni Dinner

For an easy, budget-friendly casserole, you can't beat pasta. This tasty dish takes macaroni and adds good things like corn and kidney beans for flavor, texture, and a healthy dose of fiber. For spicier flavor, simply up the quantity of chili powder.

Cooking Time30 min


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen corn
  • 1 1 19-ounce can kidney beans, drained


  1. Cook pasta in 4 cups of water until tender; drain.
  2. Saute onion in 2 tablespoons water.
  3. Add tomato juice, chili powder, salt and pepper, corn, kidney beans, and pasta to the onion.
  4. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

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