My family is a huge fan of this casserole. It is simple but oh, so yummy!
2 C macaroni
1 lb. ground beef or sausage or mixture of both (I like the sausage the best but don't always have that on hand)
1 can tomato soup
1 can mushroom soup - do NOT dilute soups
1 green pepper, diced
2 C cubed or grated cheddar cheese
1- 3 oz. can french-fried onions
Cook macaroni as appropriate for casserole. Drain. In large skillet brown meat with your favorite seasonings. (I like chopped onion, oregano, basil & italian seasoning for an Italian taste) Add soups, green pepper & cooked macaroni and mix. Place half the mixture in greased 2 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with half the cheese and half of the onions. Top with remaining macaroni mixture and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with remaining onions and bake 5 minutes longer.
Makes 6-8 servings.