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    Baked Spinach Side Dish


    Source of Recipe


    Dottie ~

    List of Ingredients




    10 ounces frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and drained
    4 ounces canned mushroom slices -- drained and chopped
    4 each large eggs
    4 tablespoons half and half
    4 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup Ragķ Tomato & Basil Light Pasta Sauce
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    Recipe



    Preheat oven to 350f. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
    Beat eggs with a fork then stir in all the spices, the half and half and the parmesan cheese. Mix well then stir in the spinach and mushrooms. Spoon into the prepared pan and tap to settle into an even layer.
    Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes then spread the pasta sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let sit 15 minutes before cutting.

    For a main dish, add a pound of cooked (crumbled) Italian or breakfast sausage.

    *Debís notes ~ I used cream instead of the half & half. I used fresh grated Romano cheese, but Iím sure the dry, grated Parmesan would be fine. I also used shredded cheddar as thatís what I had on hand. I also just used Ragu Pizza Sauce as thatís what I had in the cupboard.

    You could make this with no Pizza/Pasta Sauce and it would be just fine.

    I like using my potato ricer to squeeze the water out of the thawed spinach - works great!


 

 

 


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