Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
- 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta, cooked and drained
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a large skillet, cook beef with onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder until the onion is tender; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste and mushrooms. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- Combine the spinach, noodles, eggs, bread crumbs and cheddar cheese; place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half of meat sauce. Repeat layers.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; let stand for 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 450 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.
Mar 12, 2015
I have made this hearty pasta dish for years. It's been a while since I've made it and my husband just asked for it! It makes enough for a small army but it freezes well and left-overs taste great the next day too. It's been a keeper since I first made it years ago.
Dec 19, 2014
I used fresh garlic, 24 oz of sauce, and extra mozzarella..my girls loved it!
Feb 13, 2009
Spiral pasta=fusilli. Leave out the canned mushrooms, use fresh baby spinach. This is worth the work, and it freezes well.
Jul 4, 2008
I made this for several years when the kids were still living at home because they liked it, and it was one way to get them to eat some spinach!
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.