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Marzetti Recipe

Marzetti Recipe

I got this recipe from a friend, who got it from her aunt, who got it from...who knows? Whatever the original source, it's a tasty favorite that's a cinch to make.—Margaret Adams, North Vernon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces wide noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in next nine ingredients. Spoon into a greased 3-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 473 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 1,256 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Reviews for Marzetti

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I was looking for a taste from years past in my elementary school cafeteria....this comes very close."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"I madeover this recipe to be healthy..used 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup, ground turkey, high-fiber egg noodles and 2% shredded cheese and it was still a hit! Great taste and picky husband approved. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"My mother has a recipe like this one that she got out of a cookbook that came with her microwave oven over 30 years ago. It is my families favorite. Our recipe calls for Hamburger, both soups, onions, noodles, cheese and chili powder. We always make a big batch so we have lots of leftovers."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"I served this with a tossed salad & garlic bread and my family LOVED it!! Easy to put together and very yummy!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Geeeeez, guess I oughta learn how to type better!! Have a great day."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"GOSH, I'd forgotten about this. Made it often when kids were young - it was a mainstay at our house. Thak you for trip down memory lane!! Now that we're empty nesters, it'd be very easy to "halve" this dish."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.