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“Poor Man Husband Casserole” is a simple and budget-friendly dish that’s been popularized online and in various recipe communities. It typically consists of ground beef or sausage, pasta, cheese, and a few other pantry staples. Here’s a basic recipe:


  • 1 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (such as elbow macaroni or penne)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar or mozzarella)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or sausage over medium heat until browned. Add the diced onion and cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the condensed tomato soup, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it’s just al dente. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the meat sauce. Mix well to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.
  7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Feel free to customize this recipe based on your preferences and what you have on hand. Some variations include adding vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms, using different types of cheese, or incorporating additional seasonings for extra flavor.

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