Johnny Marzetti Recipe

Johnny Marzetti


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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
568 Calories
31g Fat
28g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 568
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 523mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 46g
Calcium 406mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In no way is this dish fancy, but it also isn't expensive: it's the perfect solution for low-key entertaining where you have to feed many people. What's a Johnny Marzetti? It's a beef and noodle dish eponymously named after the restaurant.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces broad noodles

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt butter; add onions and garlic and cook until softened.

  3. Add ground beef; cook until browned.

  4. Stir in tomato paste, water, mushrooms with liquid, celery, green pepper, vinegar, salt, pepper, and cheese.

  5. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Cook noodles until just tender in boiling salted water.

  7. Drain then mix with sauce.

  8. Cover and cook slowly for 30 minutes longer, or bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes.

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