Friday, June 5, 2009

Spinach Florentine

I have really become quite comfortable in the kitchen and have been adding new recipes to my standard favorites. Josh loves this and thinks that we should open up a restaurant. I however have no desire to cook for that many people. I spend alot of time cooking and trying to make sure that we are all eating healthy. I have found it is easier to get all of my boys, including my hubby to eat there veggies if I put them in casserole form. I use and adapt recipes from, which is one of my favorite sites. I have also taken tips from Deceptively Delicious and I add pureed veggies to many of my meals. I swear you can add pureed cauliflower to almost anything without altering the taste. Anyways, I am going to start sharing some of my favorites meals. Here is the first one.

Spinach Florentine Casserole
16 oz rotini pasta- I use whole wheat
1 jar spaghetti sauce
6 oz tomato sauce
1 lb hamburger meat - I use extra lean 96/4
6 oz frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups Parmesan
1 1/2cups mozzarella

Brown & Drain meat
Mix sauces & spinach
Mix cheeses & sour cream
In 13 x 9 pan, put meat on bottom
then put 1/2 sauce over meat, then noodles, then cheese mix
then top with remaining sauce
Cook at 375 for 30 minutes

I have added 1/2 cup or 1 cup of pureed cauliflower to the cheese mixture for added veggies!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Awesome. I love new recipes and try to add to the old standards. I've posted several on my blog and actually created a recipe blog, but haven't transfered any over or posted in awhile. Unfortunately..most of mine are not that good for you. I LOVE to bake! Keep'em coming. I also like Pioneer Woman's recipes and Kelly's Korner too..yummy. I tend to find a recipe then adapt it however I feel would be best. I'll have to try this one soon.