A tasty change from lasagna! Also good with other cheeses, or cheese combinations.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook mostaccioli until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large bowl combine spaghetti sauce, grated Parmesan cheese, and cooked and drained pasta.

  • In a separate bowls place cooked spinach and shredded mozzarella cheese. Reserve 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese for top.

  • To assemble, in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish layer half of the noodle mixture, spinach, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degree C) oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over top and bake until cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts

462 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 59.9g 19% DV; fat 13.9g 22% DV; cholesterol 35.7mg 12% DV; sodium 1028mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
Great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2012
This was a little bland for my taste. I probably need to make the sauce from scratch or use a different jarred sauce with a little more flavor. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I love spinach so therefore this was a good recipe for me. My children like raw spinach not cooked so I did the OBVIOUS adding it to a 1/4 of the caserole dish (using 1/4 spinach called for as well). I used my own meat sauce which also included sausage and that was a great addition. This was an easy alternative to lasagna and I didn't have to hear 1 single complaint. I think that the 8 oz. box of pasta is a mistake I normally use 16 oz. and it feeds the 4 of us the baby (I have what my husband would have eaten left over as he is out of town on business again ). I will use this again thanks Jo!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
Love anything with spinach but this was a new and easier way to use it with Italian. I usually make a spinach lasagna but this was way better and easier for my kids to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2004
This is yummy and very easy. Next time I think I'll throw a little crushed red pepper in the sauce just to give it a little kick. Maybe play around with different cheeses as suggested or maybe even add mushrooms. I like a recipe with many possibilities. Thanks for this one! One question for one of the reviewers below. Why on earth if you don't like cooked spinach would you choose a recipe with cooked spinach as the main ingredient then give it one star for having cooked spinach?? Think about it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2004
This is a very quick and easy-to-prepare meal that just about everyone will enjoy-the spinach gives it a 'florentine' Italian flair. The only thing that I would modify in the recipe is to add less spinach..not everyone in my family liked all the spinach (I did though) but it is easy enough to pick out if need be. This recipe would also be really good with vegetarian sausage added...also makes great leftovers! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
I substituted farfalle for the mostacciolli and made the spaghetti sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes--which are in season. I also substituted fresh spinach rather than frozen. I served this to half a dozen non-vegetarians and they thought it was quite good and didn't realize this was a meatless dish. I will definitely make this again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
This is a very good dish for entertaining. I used fresh spinach and ricotta cheese. I didn't really like the ricotta cheese added. I think next time I will add italian sausage or ground beef. The dish was really awesome. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
This was ok...I think if I would have used a different sauce I would have given it a "5". I also think that this can be mixed all together instead of layered...maybe just a cheese layer to make it cheesy like it was this time. I didn't really care for the "layer" of spinach either. We do like spinach in dishes like this so next time I will use a better sauce and mix the spinach in...I'm sure it will get a "5" then! Thanks so much for the idea! I am always looking for new meat free pasta dishes other than spaghetti!:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I added about a 1/2 cup of ricotta some oregano & garlic salt and mixed it in with the mozzarella and the spinach all together. I also used whole wheat fusilli and it definitely could use more pasta with this amount of sauce. But overall it was a great recipe. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2012
This was a little bland for my taste. I probably need to make the sauce from scratch or use a different jarred sauce with a little more flavor. Read More
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