Inside Out Ravioli

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Noodles, hamburger, cheese and spinach make up this casserole dish.
  • 1-1/4 cups cup uncooked shell macaroni
  • 1 lb. lean ground hamburger
  • 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 (16 oz.) can or jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup shredded (cheddar or mozzarella) cheese
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 large beaten egg(s)
Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente. Drain. Brown ground beef until done. Drain. Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain spinach, reserving liquid; add water to make 1 cup. Add spinach water, seasonings, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste to browned meat; simmer 10 minutes. Combine cooked spinach with macaroni. Add cheese, bread crumbs and beaten eggs to the macaroni mixture. Spread macaroni mixture in lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with meat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: 9 pieces
Serving Size: 1 piece is 1.5 oz meat/ meat alternate, 1/4 cup vegetable and a 0.5 oz grain for a 3-5 year old at lunch/supper.
Credit: What's Cookin II
Recipe Information:  Make Ahead  Grain  Vegetables- Red/Orange  Vegetables- Dark Green