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Cheesy Spaghetti and Spinach Casserole

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

If you’re feeling the need for cheese, this recipe has you covered. Creamy pasta and spinach are layered with a tomato sauce and lots of gooey mozzarella cheese before being baked to bubbly, golden brown perfection. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

16
oz uncooked spaghetti
3
tablespoons butter
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
cups milk
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1
box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm™ frozen organic cut spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook spaghetti to al dente as directed on package. Drain spaghetti, and add it back to the hot pan.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in flour, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually beat in milk with whisk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; beat in Parmesan cheese and spinach with whisk, then beat in eggs.
  • 4
    Toss cheese sauce with hot spaghetti, and add half of the mixture to the baking dish. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the tomato basil pasta sauce over mixture; sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Add remaining half of spaghetti mixture, remaining tomato basil pasta sauce and remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  • 5
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted and lightly browned on top. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Any Muir Glen™ pasta sauce would work well in this recipe.
  • Adding the Parmesan and spinach before the eggs allows the sauce to cool down slightly, which helps to ensure the eggs will not immediately scramble when they are added.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
34%
Sodium
1500mg
63%
Potassium
370mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
67g
22%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
10g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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