Irish-Italian Spaghetti


This spaghetti recipe first appeared in our magazine in the '30s, and we still get requests for it. It's easy, and people can't seem to get enough of it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 10.75 ounce can cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 10.75 ounce can condensed tomato soup

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Dash ground red pepper

  • 1 pound dried spaghetti

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan cook the ground beef and onion until meat is brown.

  2. Add the soups, chili powder, bottled hot pepper sauce, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Bring to boiling, stirring often; reduce heat to simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions. Serve sauce over hot cooked pasta. Sprinkle with cheese; pass additional sauce and cheese. Makes 4 servings.

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