Stove Top Johnny Marzetti

Kathy W


I remember this from my school days. This was one of the few dishes that everyone would eat in the cafeteria!

This is my vegetarian stove top version. (You can use ground beef in place of the Recipe Crumbles™ if you prefer.)


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Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked al dente.
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1
    green pepper, diced
  • ·
    small amount of vegetable oil
  • 1 large
    can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large
    can (46 ounces) tomato juice or vegetable juice (like v8 ­®)
  • 1 pkg
    morningstar farm®meal starter grillers® recipe crumbles™ (or 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch
    cayenne to taste
  • pinch
    sugar if needed (to cut the acidity of the tomato)
  • ·
    cheese to garnish if desired

How to Make Stove Top Johnny Marzetti


  1. Cook macaroni al dente (You want it slightly under done so it absorbs the sauce - it will finish cooking when you add the sauce and simmer it)
  2. While macaroni is cooking, saute onion and green pepper in oil. Add Recipe Crumbles™ (or cooked ground beef) and heat through.
  3. Add diced tomatoes and seasonings and heat through. (If necesssary, turn heat to low and keep warm until macaroni is done.)
  4. When macaroni is done, drain and return to pot. Mix in onion mixture and tomato juice. Return to stove and simmer for 10 minutes, check seasoning and serve. Garnish with cheese if you like.

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About Stove Top Johnny Marzetti

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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