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cheesy beef-spinach noodle casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Anita Hoffman
Holland, PA

This dish is simply delicious. You can use Mozzarella cheese in place of Monterey Jack cheese for the top. Make certain to hand squeeze out any excess moisture from the spinach, or the sour cream will become too runny.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy beef-spinach noodle casserole

  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounce) wide noodles, cooked
  • 1-1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2-1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 c
    canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-1/2 c
    spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pkg
    (10 ounce) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 4 c
    grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1-1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1
    large egg
  • 2
    small green onions
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder

How To Make cheesy beef-spinach noodle casserole

  • 1
    In a large skillet, cook the beef with the onions, garlic, green pepper, Italian seasoning, and mushrooms until the beef is no longer pink, drain fat, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2
    Add in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and spaghetti sauce; mix to combine, then simmer for about 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine the spinach (squeeze out any excess moisture in the spinach with hands) with 2-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream. egg, green onion, garlic powder and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; mix to combine, then in cooked noodles.
  • 4
    Spoon the spinach mixture into a greased 13 X 9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of Parmesan cheese. Top evenly with the ground beef mixture, then sprinkle 1 cup Parmesan cheese over the ground beef mixture.
  • 5
    Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes; remove from oven, then sprinkle 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese on top.
  • 6
    Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

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