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Baked Spinach & Cheese Noodles

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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 I found this on a great blog "A Year of Slow Cooking":

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/04/crockpot-baked-spinach-and-cheese.html

Check out some of her other great recipes!

"BAKED SPINACH & CHEESE NOODLES

 

--2 T butter
--1/3 cup flour (I used Pamela's again. And I'm almost out. We need to hit up Whole Foods this weekend.)
--2 1/2 cups milk
--1/2 t pepper
--1 t kosher salt
--3 T dijon mustard
--15 oz ricotta cheese
--1/4 cup parmesan cheese
--10 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
--1 chopped red pepper
--16 oz package of un-cooked noodles

The Directions.

I made a roux (and this time I spelled it right!) with the butter and flour, and then added the milk, the container of ricotta cheese and stirred in the spinach, red pepper, and spices. Oh! Use a big pot, so you don't have to transfer halfway through the way that I might have needed to do. And then you won't drop slimy spinach on the floor...

Spray the inside of your slowcooker with cooking spray and dump in a package of uncooked pasta noodles. Turn on your crockpot so you won't "shock it" when you stir your cheese and spinach mixture into the noodles. Crockpot stoneware shouldn't change temperatures rapidly.


Top with 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.


Cook on high for 5-7 hours, or until the noodles are tender. The noodles on the top will be a bit crunchy, but this seemed to have more liquid than the ziti I made, and every noodles could be eaten.

Ours took 6 hours to cook on high."

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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greenishgirl
by Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

That looks good. I think I'll adapt it to the stovetop though.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Yum!
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jalex
by Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Yum!!

elijahsmama09
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I would adapt this to the stove top, as I dont like pasta in the crock pot. I would add garlic(to me spinach needs garlic, lol) and some shredded chicken to make it more balanced(hubby wont eat meat free). This looks really good though!! 

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