Linda's American Chop Suey

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"This is quick, easy dish that my family enjoys. I love it, especially in the winter when it's cold outside and I want something heart warming and satisfying. Feel free to add other seasonings and adapt it to your liking. I sometimes add garlic and other herbs! If you like it spicy add in 2 cans Ro-Tel tomatoes. I have used the mild with great results. The sky is the limit with a recipe like this so experiment!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (417.5 g)
  • Calories 690.9
  • Total Fat - 30.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 69 mg
  • Sodium - 630.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 71.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.1 g
  • Sugars - 11.5 g
  • Protein - 32.5 g
  • Calcium - 72.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook macaroni according to package directions, in salted water.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a separate large skillet, over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef, onion, and Italian seasoning for 5-10 minutes, or until meat is brown, and crumbly.

Step 3

Drain thoroughly, and leave the meat and onion in the skillet.

Step 4

Add the diced tomatoes and spaghetti sauce, and mix well.

Step 5

Add butter, and mix, until melted.

Step 6

When noodles are done, drain thoroughly, and return noodles to the pot.

Step 7

Add the hamburger mixture from the skillet to the pot. Mix well, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 8

Heat until bubbly, then serve with bread and butter or rolls, and your favorite salad.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love this simple to make and much loved Northern comfort! This one is very tasty indeed. Almost didn't recognize it with all that cheese!

review by:
(27 Sep 2020)

Seaside Helene

We love American Chop Suey and following the recipe it is so good! No need for all that not so good for you cheese in the video. Don't need to change this up at all. Delicious as is! Love French bread all buttered up, to sop up the sauce!

review by:
(30 Jun 2020)

Wayne Peters

Another great recipe! I added some extra Italian spices and added a little hot sauce on the leftovers to give this great classic casserole recipe a kick. Turned out really nice with garlic bread on the side. Of course, I loaded the dish with cheese on top. Yummy!

review by:
(3 Aug 2019)


One bowl brings you right back to the pan for another! We love this goulosh or whatever you call it. Comfort food good any ole time. Had to have a couple of slices of bread and butter with it. So good together!

review by:
(11 Aug 2016)


We love comfort food and this is one of our all time favorites. It's one of those recipes that everyonebody loves. Everyone always goes back for seconds and thirds, so I double it to make plenty. We love leftovers. I think it tastes even better the second day!

review by:
(14 Apr 2016)

Shar Pei

I make this all the time for my grandchildren, because when I do I know they are going to eat good and like it! This pasta is one of those that you keep going back for just a little bit more and end up eating another bowl or two!

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(24 Dec 2015)