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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…
I usually pour the ingredients into two smaller pans and freeze one. It freezes very well.
- 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
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.
The recipe calls for olives…my preference is black olives, and a lot of them 🙂
See why we all love it so much?
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.
This recipe does make a lot of food. I usually divide it into two casseroles and freeze one for later. It freezes very well.
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…
Thanks for allowing me to share a bit of my mom with y’all today! See you back here tomorrow!
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 ~~~
Bobbi – this recipe really does bring me warm and happy memories! My entire family just loves it! You can always count on me for the vino 🙂
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
Thanks Lisa…my mom was a very special lady! This is great comfort food – but it is also super tasty! Let me know what you think after you try it 🙂
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!
CoCo-you bring a tear to my eye! My mother was the best at everything. I am so grateful for the love and memories!
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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!