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.
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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!