layered pasta casserole

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By donna clark
from salt lake city, UT

I found that if you can't get kids to eat spinch then this is a dish for you.. This dish is easy and really good.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For layered pasta casserole

  • 8 oz
    uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 oz
    mild italan sausage, casing removed
  • 8 oz
    ground beef
  • 1 jar
    ( about 26 oz ) pasta sauce
  • 1 pkg
    ( 10 oz ) frozen , thawed,chopped spinach ( squeezed dry )
  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/2 c
    grated prmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How To Make layered pasta casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oen to 350. spray 13x9" baking dish with nonstick spray. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, transfer to prepared dish.
  • 2
    In a large skillet heat over med-high heat, sausage and ground beef, cook until browned, stirring to break up meat.Drain fat off meat, Add pasta sauce and mix well. Add half meat sauce to pasta , toss to coat.
  • 3
    Combine spinach, ricotta, egg, 1 cup mozzarella, parmesan.basil and salt in med bowl. spoon small mounds of spinach mixture over pasta mixture, spread evenly with back of spoon . top with remaining meat sauce, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
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