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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
Featured In: 13x9 Casserole Recipes
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: 449 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1218mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g 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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jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 261311
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"In the oven for supper tonight! Very tasty and comes together quickly for a fast meal! While it's baking you can sit down and take a break! ??"

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toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 261293
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"My family loved this recipe. I don't care for the texture of cottage cheese so used ricotta cheese instead. Absolutely delicious!"

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NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 261237
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"Good hearty meal. We used whole wheat spaghetti and substituted chopped fresh kale for the frozen spinach. Not a very spicy dish, but definitely versatile!"

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Michelle User ID: 9056893 261208
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"Fantastic! A real crowd pleaser:) I made some tweaks to the recipe as I used 12 ounces of spaghetti instead of eight , ground turkey ( which I seasoned with salt and pepper) instead of Italian sausage, one jar sauce plus another half a jar of pasta sauce plus 2 tablespoons of Basil pesto, only half a package of frozen spinach. If you can find real mushrooms on sale I would recommend that. The cost of this was around $14 and worth it! You can definitely split this recipe and freeze half of it. This is definitely a recipe keeper. Thanks a bunch!"

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rcaretti User ID: 4457525 260958
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"I made this tonight, we loved it! I will be making it again, only I will make 1/2 the recipe for just three of us."

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Alice User ID: 8927373 259044
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"Excellent dish. I had some left over sauce and added some turkey sausage to that. Also, had only partial boxes of spaghetti (wheat and regular). Everyone loved it.Definite winner."

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 253675
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"I had almost all the ingredients for this dish, so I called a few neighbors for a few ingredients and to my happy surprise, one had the cottage cheese and the other had the chopped spinach I needed...This casserole is a keeper!! it was so homey and delicious...I shared some of the casserole with my neighbors and printed the recipe for them..."

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 253662
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"This was really good. It so hard to get my kids to eat green vegetables! But this was a winner. It tasted great. It made a ton too. I fed 4 kids and two adults and still had a ton left over."

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encarta User ID: 2187241 253483
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"I liked it but haven't tried it yet. It just sounds tasty and easy to make. EVL"

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Wieners User ID: 1845812 249149
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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