8 Reviews

I thought this recipe was pretty good. If I made it again, I would leave out the chili flakes. DH didn't care for it at all.

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Cinda Lu October 22, 2011

This was so good my whole family loved it. I made one with ground turkey, and the other with Veggies crumbles. The family said "Make it again!" I also put a little mozzarella mixed with it and baked it. Yum! I'll be making this again.

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Sonja #4 June 22, 2009

This was a great comforting recipe for a cold, snowy nite. I used half a bag of fresh spinach instead of frozen, added fresh sliced mushrooms when sauteeing, EXTRA garlic, used rotini instead of flat pasta, topped with mozzarella cheese. I used a 28 oz can of whole tomato that I crushed & 8 oz can of tomato sauce, DH like things saucey! Will make again. Thanx, Sackville!

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Janni402 December 27, 2008

This was a great, fast dinner! I changed the recipe a little: used ground beef, a can of stewed tomatoes (it's what I had on hand), about 1/2 a bag of fresh spinach, and added a handful of chopped fresh basil, some oregano and red pepper flakes. I also added about a 1/4 cup of water. Then I just tossed it with cooked whole-wheat rotini noodles and mozzerella cheese. I didn't bake because I ran out of time, but it was delicious as a hot, tossed pasta.

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Bonita Chef March 27, 2008

This was a delightful dinner for our family. I probably added a few too many spices and since no one but myself likes parmesan I substitued some smoked mozzarella I had in the fridge already. I also added only 1/2 the spinach package and it was a nice mix of all the veggies. I wouldn't recommend adding too much of the chili flakes since it can get pretty hot if anyone in the family cannot handle it--like my mother-in-law, who said she like it and wanted seconds, but would have to hold off since it might effect her stomach. Ciao.

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Lacerilla January 22, 2008

We really liked this, although I did make some modifications. I added about 6 oz. of tomato sauce in addition to the chopped tomatoes. I also used five cloves of crushed garlic instead of powder, 1 teaspoon of chili flakes and most importantly, fresh spinach (a little over half a bunch). I also had to use bow-tie pasta as this is what I had on hand. We will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!

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cyaos January 01, 2008

This was a hit with my family! I only used about a third of the frozen spinach package, it was just enough "earthy" taste for my family. I also used stewed tomatoes because that was all that I had! They broke down perfectly and added the perfect Italian texture to the dish. I cooked it at 350 for about 10 minutes total and then stirred the cheese into the whole dish. My whole family had seconds!

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CharmedChef June 19, 2007
Ground Beef and Spinach Pasta Bake