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Johnny Marzetti IV Recipe

Johnny Marzetti IV

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"I first had this over 13 years ago when my son was born. My brother, who is great cook, gave me this recipe. It is an easy dish that can be made ahead and refrigerated."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and mushrooms. Drain grease. Mix in garlic salt, ground black pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. In a greased 2 quart casserole dish, layer half of the cooked egg noodles, then half of the sauce mixture, followed by half of the grated cheese. Repeat.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree (190 degree C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Great recipe! My husband and kids all like it. I added two cloves garlic, an extra can of tomato sauce and some extra cheese. Really easy and delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2011

My family said this tasted like hamburger helper. They like hamburger helper, so why go to the extra trouble to make this recipe then.


48 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002


Jun 01, 2010

We used to have this all the time growing up in Ohio - where Marzetti was started. We've always made it with elbow noodles, so I made that substitution - otherwise, it was just how I remembered! The Worcestershire sauce gives the tomato sauce a "meaty" flavor - don't skip it! I made a big batch and froze half before adding the pasta. It tasted great and the whole family went back for seconds. Great hot meal for busy families!

Dec 29, 2006

This was pretty good. I ommitted the mushrooms as no one in my family would like them. I also put in some garlic cloves, and added some Italian Seasoning, as previous reviews had said it was bland. I used Medium Cheddar instead of sharp as that is what I had. Will make this again.

Aug 29, 2002

My whole family loves this dish - my husband, my teenage on, my preteen daughter and my picky 9 year old. I shared it with a neighbor and her family likes it too. I use 1 1/2 lbs of meat and add an extra 8 oz can of sauce.

Jul 04, 2011

This was fabulous. We made a double batch using macaroni instead of egg noodles. We used two 9x13 pans, and added half macaroni and half the sauce with shredded cheddar cheese, and the other pan had the other half of pasta, sauce, and shredded mozzarella. Both were fantastic. My 15 month old twins wouldn't stop eating out of my bowl.

Nov 02, 2010

husband and family loved this. Only thing I did different was add a bit more sauce....


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  • Calories
  • 834 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 192 mg
  • 64%
  • Fat
  • 45.2 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 45.8 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 1802 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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