Italian Delight – a great one-dish meal

Italian Delight - Bigner

This Italian Delight is a hearty, flavorful one-pot meal perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s made with ground chuck, chopped onions, butter, sliced mushrooms, cream corn, tomato soup, water, and vermicelli. All ingredients are cooked together in a Dutch oven, so minimal cleanup is required. This dish is sure to please everyone at the table!


  • For a richer flavor, use Italian sausage instead of ground chuck.
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Serve with a side of grated Parmesan cheese.

Check out another version of this recipe from the Thompson collection – Italian Delight. This recipe is made with ground beef, onion, green pepper, tomato sauce, water, catsup, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, cream of mushroom soup, cheese, and noodles. 

Italian Delight

Italian Delight
A vintage handwritten recipe card for an Italian Delight. Make this casserole with ground beef, onions, garlic, butter, sliced mushrooms, cream corn, tomato soup, water, vermicelli, salt, and pepper.
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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 large onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stick butter or oleo
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can cream corn
  • 2 can tomato soup
  • 3 soup cans water
  • 1 8- ounce package vermicelli uncooked
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Saute meat, onions, and garlic in butter; add mushrooms, corn, and soup with water.
  • Add vermicelli.
  • Start at 350-degree oven for thirty minutes, then turn oven to 200-degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until baked spaghetti.
  • Note — cook in a dutch oven, uncovered

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Large Skillet
Large Dutch Oven
Dutch Oven
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Casserole, Ground Beef, Italian, Pasta


Serves 8-10.
Note:  Cook in a Dutch oven, uncovered.

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