Recipe: Macaroni with Tomato and Bacon

MACARONI alone is somewhat tasteless, so that, as has been pointed out, something is usually added to give this food a more appetizing flavor. In the recipe here given, tomatoes and bacon are used for this purpose. Besides improving the flavor, the bacon supplies the MACARONI with fat, a food substance in which it is low.

(Sufficient to Serve Six)

Break the MACARONI into inch lengths and cook it in the boiling salted water until it is tender. Place a layer of the cooked MACARONI on the bottom of a baking dish; over this layer put 1 cupful of the tomatoes, and on top of them spread four slices of bacon. Then add another layer of the MACARONI, the other cupful of tomatoes, and a third layer of MACARONI. On top of this layer, place the remaining four slices of bacon, and then bake the food for one half hour in a slow oven. Serve hot.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)