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Save a Penny Casserole Recipe

At the office where I worked years ago, we women often shared our favorite recipes at lunchtime. This casserole came from a co-worker, and my family has enjoyed it for some 30 years. Besides being easy and quick to prepare, it's very economical. It serves well for church suppers and potlucks, and it's a real time-saver on washdays!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) spaghetti in tomato sauce with cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed vegetables, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Stir in soup, spaghetti and vegetables. Transfer to an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese if desired; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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ashleerana User ID: 7727455 17027
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Awesome recipe! quick and easy I make it all the time"

Joe Hanek User ID: 6989356 201760
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"easy and Fabulous"

wild1 User ID: 5496082 31652
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"The canned spaghetti in this casserole gave it a bad taste. I wouldn't recommend this recipe. Visually, it is also not appealing."

markarrie User ID: 5085892 15131
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"This dish was quick and tasty! My whole family raved about it!"

ptuner User ID: 3458490 13274
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"At the bottom of the page in the Comments section, there's a  "Read All Comments" link. Just click on that. Avery"

frankieb User ID: 1667031 70473
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

"The photo is what caught my eye; looks like simple comfort food. I've made this 3-4 times, the last couple times using my own spaghetti with some jarred sauce. It's always good."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 42919
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"Have you ever tried this dish, peacejen? Don't judge a book by its cover; this dish is quite tasty."

peacejen User ID: 317378 16879
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"Ugh, canned spaghetti? Canned veggies? Really? Sounds nasty!"

snperch User ID: 2926568 31643
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2008

"how do we access the comments?"

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