Rita's Spinach Casserole
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Rita's Spinach Casserole


"This is a quick and delicious way to get kids to eat spinach! Ground beef and tomato sauce are layered in a casserole with spinach and mozzarella cheese."


50 m servings 373 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly until evenly browned. Drain excess grease, and stir in the tomato sauce, sour cream and thyme.
  3. Place the cooked pasta into the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Pour the ground beef mixture over the pasta. Cover with a layer of spinach. Top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through and lightly browned on the top.
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  1. 118 Ratings


My family thought this recipe was wonderful. We'll definitely have it, again & again. I used fat-free sour cream, low fat mozzarella and ground sirloin. I was concerned that the outcome would...

I followed many of the reviewers' suggestions, and used 24 oz of tomato sauce, added dashes of garlic salt, Italian seasonings, and ground black pepper. It still tasted sort of bland, and I thin...

I really liked this recipe. I chose it because I wanted to get rid of some stuff in the fridge. I ended up using spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce, quesadilla cheese and cheddar cheese i...

I made this a 2nd time last night (forgot to review after the first time) and it came out awesome. I modified it just a little - I browned onion & garlic with the ground beef. For seasoning I u...

I thought this was a great & easy recipe (my husband even approved). I did make some minor adjustments. I added italian seasoning instead of the tyme along with salt & pepper. I also added som...

This is definitely comfort food. I added a little more tomato sauce, some onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning based on the other reviews. It was still a little underseasoned for our tastes, ...

I totally revamped this recipe following many of the other suggestions. I added onion, garlic, mushrooms, a jar of pasta sauce, black olives, basil, oregano, black pepper. I left out the sour ...

I made this on the stove-top because I don't have an oven, so it didn't look as good as the pic but it was delicious and sooo easy! Great for a weeknight.

This is the first time I've ever cooked with frozen spinach. I changed the tomato sauce to a thick, chunk spaghetti sauce. I'm makin a conscience effort to include more vegetables into our dinne...