“An interesting twist on an age old favorite. Use your favorite shaped pasta – bow ties, shells, penne, etc…Can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated, but allow extra time for baking.”

Makes 8 servings


16 ounces pasta
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. In a medium pot cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Cook spinach according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef, chopped onion, and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, and pasta sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine cooked spinach, cooked pasta, bread crumbs, shredded cheese, beaten eggs, and olive oil.
  5. Spread spinach mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with meat mixture.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven (175 degree C) for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Value

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 545
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 26.4g 41 %
Saturated Fat: 9.0g
Cholesterol: 142mg 47 %
Sodium: 779mg 31 %
Potassium: 913mg 26 %
Total Carbohydrates: 51.7g 17 %
Dietary Fiber: 6.4g 26 %
Protein: 25.7g 51 %
Sugars: 10g
Vitamin A: 5026IU
Vitamin C: 11mg
Calcium: 175mg
Iron: 6mg
Thiamin: 1mg
Niacin: 14mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg
Magnesium: 96mg
Folate: 183mcg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.