"Twisted American Chop Suey"

"I got this recipe from a co-worker, her family calls it Johnny mazetti, it is a wonderful comfort meal, I skip mushrooms because of my kids. Served with bread its always a welcome meal in my family"
 
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photo by Heather Sullivan photo by Heather Sullivan
photo by Heather Sullivan
photo by Heather Sullivan photo by Heather Sullivan
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • cook noodles according to box, drain and set aside.
  • brown meat in large skillet, drain fat and add noodles and set aside.
  • in same skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender.
  • add to beef and noodle mixture.
  • stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese and mix well, I mix milk and tomato soup before adding with rest of ingredients.
  • add 1/2 of cheese and mix.
  • put into 3 qt casserole dish, sprayed with pam sprinkle with rest of cheese and cover.
  • bake in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until hot in center, if you like cheese crispy uncover for 5-10 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. Jenny H.
    I'm giving this a five not because it is gourmet cuisine or anything, but because my pantry has a lot more space now and the results of this dish, as DH put it were "very addictive". I was short on noodles, so I used the noodles from 2 boxes of mac and cheese and it seemed to be the perfect amount! I WILL be making this again!
     
  2. Sandylee
    I have a mazetti recipe of my own but decided to try this one as it called for different ingredients than mine. This recipe was VERY GOOD, but I still prefer my own which is posted here on recipe*zarr along with another chef's version. I will keep this recipe in my recipe box as hubby likes this one as well as mine.....and it will be nice to have a different flavor in mazetti once in awhile. I prepared this as written but did use the tri-colored pasta as I thought the picture was so pretty and yummy looking.
     
  3. Heather Sullivan
    Okay first all my substitutions: Halved the recipe for Hubby and me, used 6 button mushrooms sliced and sauted with the onion and garlic instead of canned mushrooms, used 8 ounces tri-coloured twisty pasta instead of cappelletti or elbow macaroni (I've only ever seen straight macaroni here), half a can of weight watcher's tomato soup, and I used half of a 200g can of chopped tomatoes. This is a very nice, filling dish - there wasn't a need for bread on the side for us! I baked it in an 8x8inch pan since I don't have a 3 qt casserole dish. The cheese wasn't too thick which was nice. The sweetness of the corn pairs nicely with the acidicity of the canned tomatoes.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Heather Sullivan
    Okay first all my substitutions: Halved the recipe for Hubby and me, used 6 button mushrooms sliced and sauted with the onion and garlic instead of canned mushrooms, used 8 ounces tri-coloured twisty pasta instead of cappelletti or elbow macaroni (I've only ever seen straight macaroni here), half a can of weight watcher's tomato soup, and I used half of a 200g can of chopped tomatoes. This is a very nice, filling dish - there wasn't a need for bread on the side for us! I baked it in an 8x8inch pan since I don't have a 3 qt casserole dish. The cheese wasn't too thick which was nice. The sweetness of the corn pairs nicely with the acidicity of the canned tomatoes.
     

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