Not familiar with Johnny Marzetti, but this is one delicious casserole. Flavorful sauce and very cheesy. Will make again.
We enjoyed this recipe. We made a few small adjustments such as reduced the pasta & increased the beef. Also, 2 cups of cheese is way too much for our tastes & health so we cut it in 1/2. I liked the addition of the vegys & to add abit more flavour I added some essence & jerk spice. Tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.
Tuesday's school lunch was alway something Italian. Johnny Marzetti was the favorite. This recipe is more elegant than the cafeteria served though. I doubt there was such a thing as rotini let alone whole wheat pasta. Ours was made with elbow macaroni and spaghetti meat sauce baked with cheese on top. Substitue the macaroni and it was baked spaghetti. Delish!
This is a terrific recipe--thanks for sharing. It made me feel "nostalgic"--it's a true comfort food! Marzetti's restaurant in Columbus closed in the early 70's--but it lives on in Marzettis coleslaw dressing that you can buy in the grocery store today--they sold their recipe to a major company when they closed.
We all enjoyed this dish! My daughter helped me prepare it. Used a red bell pepper since I did not have a green one. Happy you included a little history of the recipe.