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Johnny Marzetti Casserole
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Johnny Marzetti is a classic ground beef casserole with egg noodles, tomato soup, veggies and cheese -- all baked into one delicious comfort food dish!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole with egg noodles, ground beef casserole, Johnny Marzetti recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • ½ lb. pork sausage or use additional ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 2 cans (10.75 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, NOT diluted (I used Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces dry wide egg noodles
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar green olives, drained optional
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown beef, sausage, bell pepper, and onion in the skillet; drain. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add tomatoes (with juice), crushing them slightly with a wooden spoon, condensed soup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and garlic powder. Simmer over very low heat for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook egg noodles according to package instructions. Drain well.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large rectangular baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  4. After beef mixture has simmered for 30 minutes, stir in mushrooms and olives. Remove from heat and toss with the cooked noodles.

  5. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.
Recipe Notes

Cooking for a Smaller Family? Cut the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.

Want to Prep Ahead? You can assemble the Johnny Marzetti in advance, wrap it tightly, and stash it in the freezer until you're ready to bake it!

HOW TO ADAPT THIS CASSEROLE:

  • Green olives are controversial -- especially when kids are dining at the table -- so feel free to omit them if your family's not on board!
  • As I mentioned above, you can omit the pork sausage and replace it with additional ground beef.
  • You can also swap out the beef and use ground turkey or ground chicken, if that's your preference. Anything goes!
  • Have fresh herbs on hand? Feel free to add more seasonings to this casserole. Make it your own!
Nutrition Facts
Johnny Marzetti Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the casserole)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.