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This easy Johnny Marzetti casserole is a traditional Ohio recipe that is a great make-ahead casserole for potlucks because it serves a crowd! This ground beef and sausage casserole is full of noodles, cheese and Italian flavor.
Today I’m sharing another recipe that originated in my home state of Ohio (like our Ohio shredded chicken sandwiches). This recipe for Johnny Marzetti Casserole comes from Marzetti’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio (home of THE Ohio State University).
The restaurant, founded in 1896 and run by Italian immigrant Teresa Marzetti, regularly served their customers a ground beef and noodle casserole with cheese and tomato sauce. And today you know them for their salad dressings!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Tami says, “This recipe is delicious. I did not have the canned diced tomatoes or green peppers on hand so I substituted two cans ( 10 oz. each) of mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies”
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Danielle says, “I mean serisouly, who doesn’t love a casserole? I love stuff like this. Easy to make, and perfect for potlucks. Or just for me to eat with a fork right out of the pan. YUM!”
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Molly says, “This was such a wonderful blast from the past! Excellent version. We made it with ground venison and it was perfect. 💗”
This easy Johnny Marzetti recipe serves about 10-15 people. It’s a great make-ahead casserole or potluck dish. I doubled this recipe to serve our church group of about 25 people and still had some for leftovers the next night, so it definitely serves a crowd!
There are several steps to making this casserole, but I promise they are easy. You’ll have this on the table in no time.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This casserole also freezes well for up to 6 weeks.