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Ground Chicken & Spinach Noodle Bake


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This Ground Chicken & Spinach Noodle Bake has delicious layers of noodles, meat sauce, vegetables and cheese.  It’s kind of like a lazy, but lazy-fancy lasagna.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked noodles (I used fusilli)
  • 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 tsp dried chili flakes
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cups jar prepared spaghetti sauce (or 23 homemade tomato sauce)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook your noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet warm the 1 tbsp olive oil, then add the onions, garlic and mushrooms and saute until soft.
  4. Stir in the fresh spinach, then transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet you used to cook onion mixture, cook the ground chicken with the chili flakes and salt & pepper.
  6. Add the cooked chicken mixture to the spinach mix.
  7. Stir in the cooked and crumbled bacon, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese.

Time to put it all together:

  1. In a large baking dish (9×13) spread half of the chicken/cheese mixture onto the bottom of the dish.
  2. Layer on half of the noodles.
  3. Spread on half of the pasta sauce.
  4. Add the remaining chicken mixture.
  5. Add the remaining noodles.
  6. Add the remaining sauce.
  7. Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!