Recipe for Kids Love It Casserole


    Kids Love It Casserole

    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    3/4 cup water
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Dash of pepper
    1 (7 ounce) package macaroni shells, cooked and drained
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    In a saucepan over medium heat, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Stir in macaroni, spinach, eggs, cheese and bread crumbs. Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

    Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

    Yields 10 to 12 servings.