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Johnny Marzetti Casserole

  • Non Veg
  • 2 hrs
  • Serves 5
  • Easy



A famous dish of the Marzetti’s restaurant, Johnny Marzetti Casserole is loved by not just the Ohio residents but the visitors, too. To say the least, the dish is packed full of flavors.

Constituting primarily of cheese and tomato sauce, Johnny Marzetti Casserole is a classic in its league. You can easily make this delicious recipe at home. The recipe takes 30 minutes to prepare and seventy minutes to cook.

Health Benefits

One serving of Johnny Marzetti Casserole constitutes of 302 calories. The dish has some really healthy ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, and onions that have nutrients essential to be taken in the regular diet. Ground beef and cheese make Johnny Marzetti Casserole a good source of protein and calcium.

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How to Make Johnny Marzetti Casserole

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees to preheat.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the instructions provided on the packet or until it is al dente.
  3. Drain the pasta and let the cold water run through. Set the pasta aside.
  4. In a skillet, over medium heat, brown the cook the beef until it is brown and crumbly.
  5. Drain off the fat from the beef.
  6. Add onion, pepper, garlic, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, pepper flakes, and garlic salt into the beef. Cook and stir for almost 5 minutes until onion and garlic are soft.
  7. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to the mixture and stir well.
  8. Take a large casserole dish, of almost 9 by 13 inches in size, and spray cooking oil to grease the dish.
  9. In the greased pan, spread the pasta and sprinkle some Italian cheese blend on top of it.
  10. Spread the meat sauce over the pasta and cheese layer.
  11. Using a foil, cover the pan and bake for around 45 minutes.
  12. Remove the foil and sprinkle some cheddar cheese on the casserole and bake again for 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.


  • Johnny Marzetti Casserole is a dish from Columbus, Ohio.
  • The popularity of the dish rose from the Johnny Marzetti Restaurant which was founded in 1896 and run by Teresa Marzetti.

The dish became famous for its salad dressings.

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