I first had this over 13 years ago when my son was born. My brother, who is great cook, gave me this recipe. It is an easy dish that can be made ahead and refrigerated.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and mushrooms. Drain grease. Mix in garlic salt, ground black pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  • In a greased 2 quart casserole dish, layer half of the cooked egg noodles, then half of the sauce mixture, followed by half of the grated cheese. Repeat.

  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree (190 degree C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

834 calories; 45.8 g protein; 61.6 g carbohydrates; 191.7 mg cholesterol; 1801.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great recipe! My husband and kids all like it. I added two cloves garlic, an extra can of tomato sauce and some extra cheese. Really easy and delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2011
My family said this tasted like hamburger helper. They like hamburger helper so why go to the extra trouble to make this recipe then. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great recipe! My husband and kids all like it. I added two cloves garlic, an extra can of tomato sauce and some extra cheese. Really easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2011
My family said this tasted like hamburger helper. They like hamburger helper so why go to the extra trouble to make this recipe then. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
VERY GOOD AND EASY TO MAKE. MY KIDS REALLY LIKED IT BUT I LEFT OUT THE MUSHROOMS (husband and kids won't eat them). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2007
This was fairly tasty and just what I was looking for. An adult version of beefaroni. I left out the mushrooms used medium cheddar cheese and added 4 cloves of minced garlic in with the meat and the onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
We used to have this all the time growing up in Ohio - where Marzetti was started. We've always made it with elbow noodles so I made that substitution - otherwise it was just how I remembered! The Worcestershire sauce gives the tomato sauce a "meaty" flavor - don't skip it! I made a big batch and froze half before adding the pasta. It tasted great and the whole family went back for seconds. Great hot meal for busy families! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
Love this recipe and have been making this exact recipe with no changes for a few years now. My husband loves it too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
This was pretty good. I ommitted the mushrooms as no one in my family would like them. I also put in some garlic cloves and added some Italian Seasoning as previous reviews had said it was bland. I used Medium Cheddar instead of sharp as that is what I had. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My whole family loves this dish - my husband my teenage on my preteen daughter and my picky 9 year old. I shared it with a neighbor and her family likes it too. I use 1 1/2 lbs of meat and add an extra 8 oz can of sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
My teenagers really really love this recipe! Just now my son asked me to make it for the second time and he won't take no for an answer;-) Read More
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