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Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

This homey lasagna-style casserole from Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts will appeal to the whole family. There's plenty of spaghetti sauce to keep the layers of tender pasta and spinach-cheese mixture moist. "It's a hearty main dish that can be made early in the day, refrigerated and baked at dinnertime," Dorothy notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked mostaccioli
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg, egg white, cottage cheese, spinach, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper; set aside. Drain pasta; stir in 2 cups spaghetti sauce.
  • 2. Layer half of the pasta mixture in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with spinach mixture, remaining pasta mixture and remaining spaghetti sauce.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 286 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 837 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Reviews for Mostaccioli Bake

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"I tried this recipe last night, and it was so good.We invited friends over, and told them I was trying it for the first time. They said this was definately " a keeper". It can be made early in the day, and refrigerated, and baked before serving. I also cooked Italian sausage, sliced it in 1/2 slices, and layered it between the 2 layers of pasta. So easy, and so delicious! I used penne, because I couldn't find mostaccioli anywhere."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I also didnt use mostaccioli pasta, i used penne"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"This was very easy and very good. I didnt put in the spinach, only because i didnt have any on hand, but i added some browned hamburger meat to the pasta and spaghetti sauce to make it more of a full meal.. Yumm!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"OOPS.... Typo - I meant (2) Teaspoons of the dry Taco seasoning (Not 2 tablespoons). Taste & then add more if necessary...."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I finally made this....very good. I also steamed & used fresh spinach (be sure & squeeze out the water from cooked spinach). I also added a doze of dried oregano & dried Italian seasoning. But I also added 2 tablespoons of dry Taco Seasoning (get the big jar at Costco & use it a lot to add a little kick to many dishes that would otherwise be too bland - works great). I didn't have Mostaccioli pasta - so I just used Rigatoni... think Penne pasta would also work good."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Yummy - I just love this. My recipe does not call for the egg, egg white, cottage cheese & parsley - but it is still very good. Next time I make it I will have to add the additional ingredients."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"In response to BLACK LADY - I also couldn't find the printed recipe for the Creamy Lemon Blueberry Dessert. However, if you play the video, you will notice that at the bottom of the video (while it is playing), the ingred. & their amounts are given in writing. So, you can copy down the ingred. as they are given. Bit of a pain - bec. you have to keep stopping the video & backing it up... bec. the video moves faster than you can write. But this is a way I found to actually get the exact info re. amounts, etc. Hope this helps!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"In response to BLACK LADY-----the Lemon Chiffon Blueberry Dessert Recipe may be the recipe you are seeking."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Easy to make, vegetarian and delicious! This got rave reviews in my household!!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"This recipe sounds good and I may give it a chance, but I have been trying to get Creamy Lemon Blueberry Dessert to print off and all I can get is a video. Help!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"I steamed fresh spinach and added instead of frozen. I also added some miscellaneous italian spices, because as written it sounded as if it would be kind of dull. It was very good."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"I thought this was OK. It wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't bad, either. These ingredients are good...I think it was just missing something."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"There was a lot of leftovers if you're just cooking for 2."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"It tasted funny and something was missing. I enjoy eating all these ingredients and question if perhaps I should have used the whole box of pasta 16oz instead of 8oz. It just tasted strong."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"My husband, myself, and five year old liked this. We added some black beans from a previous recipe that were left over and they were fine with it. Very filling."

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