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Recipe: BLUE-RIBBON WEEK: SPAM-A-RONI CHEESE PIZZA

It's State Fair season across the country, and this week, we'll share the recipes for some 2010 blue ribbon winners. This one earned Christi Hard of Sterling, Kan., a blue ribbon in the Great Amercian SPAM Championship at the 2010 Kansas State Fair.

INGREDIENTS

1 package boxed macaroni and cheese dinner mix

2 eggs, beaten

Margarine

Milk

2 (12 oz.) cans SPAM Classic

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup green pepper, diced

1 jar prepared pizza sauce

1 (4 oz.) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained

1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

DIRECTIONS

Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Gradually stir in beaten eggs. Spread macaroni and cheese mixture onto a large pizza pan and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cube 1 can of the SPAM. In a large skillet, lightly saute SPAM cubes, onion and green pepper. Stir in pizza sauce and mushrooms. Spread over macaroni crust. Top with the other can of SPAM, shredded cheese blend, and a few thinly sliced pieces of SPAM, Bake 10 to 15 minutes until crust reaches 160 degrees and the cheese is melted. Yields: 8 servings.

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