Layered Beef-Noodle Bake

Flavored cream cheese adds smooth texture and great taste to a meaty pasta casserole.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked mini lasagna (mafalda) noodles (4 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef or lean ground turkey
1
jar (14 or 15 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese
1/2
cup reduced-fat sour cream
3
tablespoons milk
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain*
1/4
cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8- or 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain; rinse with hot water.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and cooked noodles.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and milk with spoon until smooth.
  • 4 Spoon half of the noodle mixture into baking dish. Top evenly with cheese mixture. Spoon spinach evenly over cheese mixture. Top with remaining noodle mixture. Cover with foil.
  • 5 Bake 35 minutes; uncover and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until hot. Cut into squares.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    800mg
    800%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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