Mom’s Noodle Dinner

My mom used to make this growing up.
I had not made it in a very long time.

Made it last night and the entire family gave it a huge thumbs up!!!
(thanks mom for sending me the recipe again!!)

We have 7 in the family and it was more than enough for dinner and there is plenty of leftovers.
It is also relatively cheap and extremely easy to make.


I was pressed for time so I didn’t make meatballs but used premade frozen ones..thawed.
The recipe calls for 5 cups of tomato juice. I used almost 6 which ended up being the entire huge can of tomato juice.
The recipe calls for 12 oz. of rotini noodles. I used the entire 16 oz. package.
Even though I used extra tomato juice with the extra noodles I think I should have added an extra 1/2 cup of water and will do so next time.


1 lb. Hamburger
1/4 c. fine dry Bread Crumbs
1/3 c. Onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
Dash of Pepper
2/3 c. Evaporated Milk
1/4 c. Butter
5 c. Tomato Juice
1 envelope Spag. Sauce Mix
1 c. Water
1 – 12 oz. Rotini Noodles
1/2 c. Olives, sliced


In bowl combine hamb., bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper and evaporated milk mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape into 20 meatballs.
In large skillet over medium heat add butter until melted.
Add meatballs and brown evenly on all sides.
Cook until almost done.

Push meatballs to one side and add tomato juice, spag. sauce mis and water.
Blend well and bring to a boil.
Stir in noodles and olives.
Cover skillet and reduce heat to simmer.
Cook for approx. 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until noodles are done.





One thought on “Mom’s Noodle Dinner

  1. You are welcome daughter. Now try my tater tot casserole. You will get a thumbs up on that too. I put as many tater tots in as I can fit. I like them as brown as can be so they are crispy.

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