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Sausage And Apple Pastitsio

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  Elbow macaroni 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bulk pork sausage 3⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped for 1/2 cup
  Cooking apple 1 Medium, peeled, cored, and chopped for 1 cup
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 can)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Slightly beaten eggs 2
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, crumble sausage into an 8x8x2-inch baking dish, then stir in onion.
Cover with vented clear plastic wrap.
Micro-cook on 100% power (HIGH) 4 to 6 minutes or till sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender, stirring once to break up sausage.
Stir in apple, tomato sauce, raisins, cheese, and cinnamon.
Stir in macaroni.
Spread mixture evenly in the dish.
In a 4-cup measure micro-cook butter or margarine, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 40 to 50 seconds or till melted.
Stir in cornstarch and salt.
Stir in milk.
Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 2 to 4 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every minute.
Gradually stir 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into eggs.
Return all to the 4-cup measure.
Stir in cheese.
Set aside.
Micro-cook sausage mixture, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 6 to 8 minutes or till heated through, stirring once.
Immediately pour egg mixture atop hot sausage mixture.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 5 to 8 minutes or till topping is just set, rotating the dish a quarter-turn 3 times.
Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
27 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2673 Calories from Fat 1268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 142 g217.8%

Saturated Fat 63.1 g315.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 852.9 mg284.3%

Sodium 4079 mg170%

Total Carbohydrates 263 g87.7%

Dietary Fiber 24.7 g98.7%

Sugars 108.4 g

Protein 102 g203.9%

Vitamin A 71.1% Vitamin C 85.1%

Calcium 98.2% Iron 74.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sausage And Apple Pastitsio Recipe