Company's Coming Pasta Casserole for a Crowd

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Posted in response to a request; I would be tempted to add a lot more seasonings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain well and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  3. In a large frying pan, in batches if necessary, brown ground beef, then transfer to a very large pot.
  4. Stir in raw onions, garlic powder, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and their liquid.
  5. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until onions are tender.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. In a large-sized roaster (the kind you'd do a turkey in), spread half the macaroni, then top with half the meat sauce.
  8. Top that with half the sour cream, then half the sliced cheddar.
  9. Now top that with the remaining macaroni, then the remaining meat sauce, then the remaining sour cream, then the remaining cheddar.
  10. Top with all the mozzarella.
  11. Cover roasting pan and bake in preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.
  12. Remove cover and, if cheese hasn't completely melted, let bake for a few more minutes until it has.
Most Helpful

Hey lennie, This is terrific. Had a bunch un-expectly for dinner and WHAT TO FIX???? This was a life saver. However I had to substitute tomato sauce and ketchup for spagetti sauce and added 1 can of stewed tomatoes and 1 can of tomatoes and green chilis. It was all I had. Also had to sub grated parmesan for the mozzeralla. It was delicious. One guy had 3 huge helpings. Oh yeah I also shredded the cheddar to make it go farther. As I said it was really un-expected Thanks so much. Myrna 2

Myrna 2 December 01, 2002

I down-sized this recipe a little to fix for my family. It was very easy to make and tasted wonderful!

Wendy James July 28, 2002

Wonderful and perfect for large crowd. I made this for a youth church dinner with salad and bread and the teens thanked me for such a delicious meal! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ January 25, 2004