Monday, February 22, 2010

For Dinner - Pasta Spinach Casserole

Pasta Spinach Casserole tonight:  mix a pound of pasta cooked with a bunch of fresh chopped spinach thrown right in the boiling water, with an egg beaten with 1/4 cup of olive oil.  Then mix 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and Italian herbs into the bowl of pasta, spinach and egg.  Layer in a 9x13 pan with, first half a jar of spaghetti sauce, half the pasta, some mozzarella and parmesan cheese to cover, then the rest of the sauce, the rest of the pasta, and more mozzarella and parmesan cheese.  Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (take foil off last 10 minutes).

Instead of layering this in a pan you could just mix it all up (with half the cheeses), and freeze it in one or 2 ziplock bags.  When ready to cook, thaw it, dump it in a pan, put more cheese on top and bake it for 60-75 minutes.

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