Barbados Macaroni Pie

1-1/2 cups dry macaroni
half or whole onion, chopped (depending on your preference)
One bell pepper, seeded & chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese
About 4 oz. cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Chop the vegetables while you heat water to cook the pasta. As soon as you have started to cook the macaroni, saute the onion and bell pepper in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat with a little oil or margarine until they begin to soften (about 3-5 minutes). Add a few drops of Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper, ricotta cheese, and cheddar cheese to the skillet; cook and stir for a few minutes until the cheddar cheese melts. Remove skillet from heat. Drain macaroni and add it to the skillet, stirring just to combine.

Makes 2 entree portions or could serve 3-4 people as a side dish. This tastes best when served immediately but also reheats really well.