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Fettuccine and Spinach Bake

This Italian-style dinner features layers of creamy fettuccine, tomatoes, spinach and cheese for a meal that is both filling and delicious.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz) uncooked fettuccine
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian-style herbs, undrained
1
bag (1 lb) frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup whipping cream
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in garlic, salt and both cans of tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are thoroughly heated.
  • 3 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread half of the fettuccine. Layer with all of the spinach and half of the tomato mixture. Repeat with layers of remaining fettuccine and tomato mixture.
  • 4 Pour cream over top; sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in garlic, salt and both cans of tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are thoroughly heated.
  • 3 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread half of the fettuccine. Layer with all of the spinach and half of the tomato mixture. Repeat with layers of remaining fettuccine and tomato mixture.
  • 4 Pour cream over top; sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for the tomatoes with Italian-style herbs near the cans of regular diced tomatoes. Any brand with Italian flavors, such as garlic, basil and oregano, can be used.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1020mg
1020%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.