Company Spaghetti…

This week I have been thinking a lot about my mom. I lost my mother to breast cancer a few years ago and I miss her every day. I think I missed her especially this week as I received some good news and just wished I could personally tell her all about it. This longing had me thinking of comfort food and some of my moms best dishes…she was an excellent cook!

Mom’s Company Spaghetti is a dish that we all clamored for and couldn’t get enough of. It is so tasty and easy to make – pretty much everything is prepared in one pot. We called it Company Spaghetti because, well she would make it when company came over :) Lets get started!

Here are some of the ingredients…

My moms recipe for Company Spaghetti - it is so flavorful and easy to make. Perfect for a crowd or family meal. I like to divide the recipe a freeze half. Delicious!

 

Company Spaghetti…

I usually pour the ingredients into two smaller pans and freeze one. It freezes very well.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 - 10 3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 soup can of water
  • 1 - 24 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 TBS chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. pkg spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese cut into chunks
  • 8 oz jar/canned olives - they can be black or green
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

Brown ground chuck. Add next nine ingredients and simmer for 2 hours. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Combine meat sauce, cheese chunks, olives and cooked spaghetti noodles. Pour into a 3 quart casserole pan or baking dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.

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The recipe calls for olives…my preference is black olives, and a lot of them :)

My moms recipe for Company Spaghetti - it is so flavorful and easy to make. Perfect for a crowd or family meal. I like to divide the recipe a freeze half. Delicious!See why we all love it so much?

My moms recipe for Company Spaghetti - it is so flavorful and easy to make. Perfect for a crowd or family meal. I like to divide the recipe a freeze half. Delicious!I love too that there are cheese chunks in the casserole and grated cheese on top. Remember that old commercial “Cheese, glorious cheese” :) It’s one of my favorite food groups.

My moms recipe for Company Spaghetti - it is so flavorful and easy to make. Perfect for a crowd or family meal. I like to divide the recipe a freeze half. Delicious!This recipe does make a lot of food. I usually divide it into two casseroles and freeze one for later. It freezes very well.

My moms recipe for Company Spaghetti - it is so flavorful and easy to make. Perfect for a crowd or family meal. I like to divide the recipe a freeze half. Delicious!I hope you give my mom’s recipe a try. It really is a fabulous meal, especially on a cold night.

Here’s my mom and dad on the day of their engagement…

Mom and Dad at engagement

Thanks for allowing me to share a bit of my mom with y’all today! See you back here tomorrow!

xo-Vicki

Comments

  1. says

    Spaghetti is one of my all-time comfort foods, whether plain with marinara sauce from a jar, fancy on a restaurant menu, or baked in a casserole. This one looks great Vicki and I can’t wait to try it! I’m with you on the cheese component :-) Now I just need a nice bottle of Chianti too. Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipe! Bwg ~~~

  2. says

    Vicki, this looks delish and I loved hearing about your mom and how she made this spaghetti when company came over. How wonderful to have those sweet memories. This looks like such a yummy comfort dinner and will have to try it. have a great day, Lisa

  3. says

    This looks amazing! As you know I’m learning to cook and I can’t wait to impress my family with this fantastic dish. Loved hearing such sweet sentiments about your mom. She sounds so beautiful!

  4. says

    How ironic to see this recipe when I’m at a complete loss at what to prepare for a quite little, last minute dinner party my hubby & I are thowing tomorrow night… Spaghetti is always a hit! Loved the picture of your parents. They made a beautiful couple!

    Have a wonderful weekend!