Spinach and Cheese Bake


 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

350g pasta shapes

280g spinach ( chopped)

2 eggs

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup breadcrumbs

Dried herbs

Salt and pepper to taste

1 large jar of pasta sauce

240g shredded Cheddar Cheese

240g shredded Mozzarella cheese

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 180deg
  2. Boil pasta until al dente
  3. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  4. Bring the pot of pasta water to boil again and cook the spinach for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside
  5. Whisk the eggs and oil in a bowl.
  6. Place pasta into an empty pot and add the egg mixture, spinach, breadcrumbs, herbs, salt and pepper
  7. Stir the pasta sauce and pour one-third into a baking dish large enough to hold all the pasta. Pour half the pasta into the dish and layer again with another one-third of the pasta sauce.
  8. Sprinkle half the cheddar and mozzarella cheese over and top again with remaining pasta and sauce.
  9. Bake for 45 mins at 180 deg. For the last 15 mins, top the pasta with the remaining cheese and continue baking till done.

Useful fact— Olive oil contains monosaturated fats. Research shows that consuming about 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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