2 LARGE FRESH Florida tomatoes
1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
12 slices (8 ounces) American processed cheese, divided
1 hot dog, thinly sliced (about ¼ cup)
Preheat oven to 350F. Use tomatoes held at room temperature until fully ripe. Core and cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices; set aside. Cook macaroni in unsalted water according to package directions (makes about 5 cups); drain well. Lightly spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine macaroni with 4 tablespoons of the ketchup, the eggs and 8 slices of the cheese torn into small pieces. Spoon macaroni mixture onto prepared pizza pan, pressing down lightly to even out. Around outside edge, arrange overlapping tomato slices; brush remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup over tomatoes.
Cut 4 remaining cheese slices diagonally in halves; place partially over tomatoes. Arrange hot dog slices in center.
Bake until mixture is hot, about 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
YIELD: 6 portions