Creamy Spinach and Beef Layered Casserole

A creamy lasagna made with beef and spinach is a perfect casserole for a hearty dinner.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

8
oz. (4 cups) uncooked mini-lasagna noodles (mafalda) or medium egg noodles
1
lb. ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
1
garlic clove, minced
1
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1
(4-oz.) can mushroom pieces and stems
1
(1-lb.) pkg. frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed squeezed to drain*
1
(24-oz.) container (3 cups) cottage cheese
3
eggs
1
(8-oz.) container soft cream cheese with chives
1
(2.8-oz.) can french fried onions
  • 1 Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium skillet, cook ground beef, onions and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain, if necessary. Add soup and mushrooms; mix well.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine spinach, 2 cups of the cottage cheese and 2 of the eggs; mix well. In another large bowl, combine cooked noodles, remaining 1 cup cottage cheese, soft cream cheese and remaining egg; toss gently.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. In greased dish, layer 1/2 each of the noodle mixture, spinach mixture and beef mixture; repeat layers. Cover with foil.**
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle with french-fried onions. Bake an additional 3 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    (
    Calories from Fat
    290),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    32g
    32%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    160mg
    160%;
    Sodium
    960mg
    960%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    37g
    37%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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