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Florentine Spaghetti Bake Recipe
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Florentine Spaghetti Bake Recipe

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This plate-filling sausage dish appeals to most every appetite, from basic meat-and-potatoes fans to gourmets. My daughter, a Montana wheat rancher's wife, says she serves it often to satisfy her hardworking family. —Lorraine Martin, Lincoln, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 491 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1243mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion, crumbling meat, until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta. Combine the egg with the next five ingredients. Spread 1 cup sausage mixture in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with spaghetti and remaining sausage mixture. Layer with egg mixture and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until lightly browned and heated through, about 15 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Florentine Spaghetti Bake in Country Woman January/February 2004, p29


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Wieners
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"I needed to make changes to ground beef, 10oz. box of spaghetti, 24 oz jar of Prego and fresh spinach, because that's what I had on hand. I rinsed out the jar with a cup of water and added that to the meat/spaghetti mix. We liked this dish a lot and I will definitely be making this again."

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Janadele
Reviewed May. 20, 2016

"Good filling dish"

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phenolic101
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"Delish. Will definitely make again. Even better the the next day. Love it..."

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CDoehrmann
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"This was SO good! My only alteration was I used home canned pasta sauce. This is a keeper for sure! YUUUMMMM!"

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Debglass11
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"Very good! I doubled the pasta and spaghetti sauce, and substituted rigatoni for the spaghetti, ricotta for the cottage cheese and used fresh spinach and mushrooms. I also added an extra egg, a bit more parmesan and used kosher salt instead of seasoned salt. My husband loved it! Definitely a recipe to try!"

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nanwood
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Even my daughter who is a very picky eater loved this recipe. It was easy to make and tasted delicious! What more can you ask for? The only changes I made were I used a 32 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce, and omitted the mushrooms. It was perfect."

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GirishKatta
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Nice recipe"

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1914skin
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016 Edited Feb. 13, 2016

"There were just 3 of us for dinner tonight ..... not one scrap left over!!! ..... and my little dog licked the cassarole dish ..... needless to say it was scrumptious thank you so much for sharing"

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JANENOV46
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"I used fresh mushrooms and fresh spinach and it was a very tasty dish."

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mythyagain@yahoo.com
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"I also used fresh portabella mushrooms and added a bit more than the recommended amount. Turned out fine."

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