Preparation / Directions:
* rinsed well, then drained
Cook pasta in boiling water for about 6 minutes, until al dente.
While pasta is cooking, in Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil. Stir in onion, garlic, and green pepper. Sauté till tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except macaroni.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes. When pasta is done, drain well. Stir into other ingredients. Heat.
GARNISH: grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Variations: - substitute or add other vegetables such as chopped sweet red shredded carrot to sautéed veggies; substitute 1 t basil and 1 t oregano for savory, thyme, and cayenne pepper.