Cast Iron Spinach and Spaghetti Bake

So, we may or may not have bought too much spinach last week. You know when you go to Costco and you are feeling real hungry and real healthy and you buy all the fruits and veggies?!?!?! Yep! That was us. Two huge bags of fresh spinach later… and here I am cooking up all the things with greens!

Today’s recipe is my version of Cooking Light’s Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie. I, of course, used a cast iron skillet… added more seasoning and used some of my staples instead of their listed ingredients.

Cast Iron Spinach and Spaghetti Bake

Recipe by Melissa Tate TX

Easy and delicious. Definitely a new go-to for us!

Ingredients

  • 6oz uncooked angel hair pasta, 1/2 a 12oz package

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 2 tsps olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 package mild breakfast sausage

  • 3-4 cups chopped fresh spinach, or however much you need to get rid of!

  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained

  • 2 tsp italian seasoning

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flake, optional

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

  • cooking spray

Directions

  • Place 10 inch cast iron in oven. Heat oven to 425 degrees, leave cast iron in oven as it heats.
  • Bring large pot of water to boil and cook spaghetti as directed on package. In large bowl, whisk eggs. As soon as pasta is done cooking, remove from stove top, drain and place in bowl with eggs. Toss pasta in eggs to fully coat. Set aside.
  • While water is boiling for pasta, start this step. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook for approx 5 minutes or until onions are soft and garlic begins to look a bit golden.
  • Add sausage, crumbling as you cook, until no pink is visible.
  • Add all seasoning and mix well.
  • Add spinach and tomatoes and cook until spinach is wilted and cooked down.
  • Add parmesan cheese and stir well. Add sausage mix to pasta bowl. Combine well.
  • Remove cast iron from oven and spray with nonstick spray. Pour
  • Pour pasta mixture into cast iron. You will hear it sizzle!!!! Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 20 minutes on 450.
  • ENJOY!!!!

Notes

  • The serving size for this recipe is 1/4 the skillet. Calories are about 400 for 1 serving.

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