Aunt Kathleen’s Marzetti

A good old-fashioned Italian dish, Aunt Kathleen’s Marzetti recipe is one the whole family will enjoy. Even better, you’ll enjoy cooking it, too!

They used to serve this delightful dish in the cafeteria in school during the 1930s. It was quick and easy, and the students loved it! The same will go for your family. Marzetti is an American pasta dish in the midwest. It’s prepared with noodles, cheese, ground beef, and a tomato sauce that may include aromatic vegetables and mushrooms for extra nutritional value and taste.

If you enjoy goulash, Aunt Kathleen’s Marzetti is for you! Below we teach you how to make this infamous dish. Follow the Marzetti recipe, and you’ll be delighted with a mouthful of flavors.

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef are ranchers in Wheeler County, Central Oregon. They raise cattle and steward the land in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, ranching the way nature intended has not. We’re proud to pasture raise our cattle without added hormones and no antibiotics. Instead, we raise a beef product for you as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Above all, we thank you for trusting us to feed you and your loved ones. Of course, we’d love to see the finished Marzetti recipe, and we hope you’ll tag us in a post on social media.

Recipe Level


Prep Time

05 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes




6 People


  • 1 1/2LbsPainted Hills Natural Beef Ground Beef
  • 1xOnion, diced
  • 2xGarlic cloves, pressed or chopped finely
  • 1Tsp.Oregano
  • 1Tsp.Basil
  • 1/2Tsp.Salt
  • 12OzAmerican Cheese
  • 12OzBag wide egg noodles
  • 24OzTomato sauce
  • 1Tsp.Sugar


  1. Cook Ground Beef in a pan with onion, garlic powder, oregano and salt (set aside)
  2. Cook Noodles for 4 mins
  3. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray
  4. Mix all ingredients together and put in pan
  5. Sprinkle extra cheese on top and salt and pepper
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 mins

Related Products

Need The Beef?!

Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

let me in on the secret ingredient!

Want to know abou the secret ingredient first?
Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about discounts, receive recipies and cooking tips, and keep up to date on whats new at Painted Hills Natural Beef. 

Save your recipe
Aunt Kathleen's Marzetti

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.