Great little recipe I used baby spinach leaves and fresh tomatoes not canned, fresh is always better to me. Also came out more like a soup than a casserole.
Very easy to throw together and very tasty. I used regular pasta shells, doubled the garlic, omitted the tomato paste (which disagrees with me) and used instead some Australian dried bush tomato (very flavoursome). I used less salt than specified and added some freshly ground pepper (personal taste preferences) , and added baby spinach leaves (probably double the quantity) in the last few minutes of cooking. After adding the pasta, I also added a handful of pine nuts as I love them with spinach. Thank you for a great low-fat week night meal, one that is very filling and ideal for stashing in the freezer. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.
Lori, the "babies" (grand-babies) loved it. This is a simple, easy supper that you can sneak the vegetables (spinach) into their diet without them really noticing. I cooked the pasta while frying up the ground turkey that I substituted for the ground beef just to reduce the fat. Great, quick weeknight meal! Made for PAC Fall 2008.