Johnny Marzetti Updated
95 mins (prep 45, cooking 50)
10 ingredients
12 servings
Satisfying comfort food. I feel like an authority on Johnny Marzetti casserole by now; for each household's preferences I have a unique casserole. This is the basic recipe, updated to 2008 from Jean Anderson's "The American Century Cookbook". Why follow a recipe from the 1950s and 1960s exactly how it was, when so many choices are available to us now? I call this an updated version of Johnny Marzetti, using sweet (Vidalia type) onions, minced garlic, baby portabello mushrooms, low-sodium tomato sauce, and bow tie pasta (farfalle). When all is said and done, this is a tasty casserole I am requested to make again and again (in all its incarnations). This fills one large 14 x 11 1/2 x 2-inch aluminum foil pan for a buffet serving setup, or two 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dishes. My preparation times are usually longer than average; I am the slowest chopper in the Western Hemisphere.

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Serving Size (132.42 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 281.91 Calories from Fat 203.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.62g 417.54%
Saturated Fat 12.49g 749.38%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 59.53mg 238.14%
Sodium 360.04mg 180.02%
Total Carbohydrate 5.51g 22.03%
Dietary Fiber 1.07 g 51.45%
Sugars 3.33 g %
Protein 15.06g 361.48%
Vitamin A 877.55IU% Vitamin C 5.0mg%
Calcium 418.13mg% Iron 1.14mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large garlic cloves, baby portabella mushrooms, extra lean ground beef, bow tie pasta