Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I know the title is somewhat vague, but this is what we called it growing up. This is a great recipe, because the ingredients are ones I often have on hand. It makes a lot and is very comforting. The cheese, pasta, tomato sauce and meat are a tried and true combination!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger.
  2. Add onion soup mix, oregano, tomatoes and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, stir in pasta.
  4. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the water has disappeared.
  5. Stir in parmesean cheese.
  6. Top with mozarella and cover until melted.
  7. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was good and easy to make. I like that it was all made in one pot. I followed the recipe as written other then I used crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and beef broth instead of water. I used 2 cups of mozzarella but next time I would use less. I love cheese but I thought it was too much mozzarella. This was a nice quick dinner.

bmcnichol October 23, 2008

Very good and simple. My kids all enjoyed it, too, which is rare for them all to like something. I did not have the onion soup mix, so I chopped an onion and cooked it with the ground beef. Then, in place of the water, I used beef broth as another reviewer suggested--32 oz of broth (4 cups) because I used a whole box of whole wheat rotini (13 oz). I added a sprinkle of garlic powder, too. I am confident that we will be making this again.

Bobbin July 16, 2010

Family loved this. I added 1 can each of kernal corn and sliced mushrooms. Thank you!!

stuckinarut November 20, 2008

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