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spinach~chicken macaroni bake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Angie Robinson
Findlay, OH

I got this recipe years ago from a friend of the family and replaced ground beef with ground chicken. It's a good way to get kids to eat spinach. It is very comforting. Tastes great with some garlic bread and salad :) The photo shows it with beef..which is delicious.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For spinach~chicken macaroni bake

  • 1 lb
    ground chicken (or turkey or beef)
  • 1
    cloved minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 10 oz
    frozen spinach
  • 1 md
    chopped onion
  • 1 lb
    can spaghetti sauce w/ mushrooms
  • 8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz
    can tomato paste
  • 7 oz
    pkg of elbow macaroni; cooked
  • 2 c
    shredded italian cheese blend (or mozzarella or cheddar)
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, dry
  • 2
    beaten eggs
  • salt and pepper

How To Make spinach~chicken macaroni bake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Brown the chicken, garlic and onions; drain. Cook the spinach according to microwave directions; squeeze dry-BUT SAVE THE JUICE.
  • 2
    Cook the macaroni while chicken and spinach is cooking; drain.
  • 3
    Add the spinach liquid to the chicken mixture; along with the sauces.
  • 4
    Combine the elbow noodles with the cheese, eggs, drained spinach, oil and bread crumbs. Put the noodle mix into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Top with the chicken mixture.
  • 5
    Bake for 30 mins. Let stand 10 min. before serving.

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