Creamy Noodle Bake and Spinach Salad

Creamy Noodle Bake and Spinach Salad
4 servings

Ease of Preparation: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes



Creamy Noodle Bake

lb(s) (900 gms) Extra Lean Ground Beef
can Tomato Soup (10 oz / 284 ml Each)
tsp Mrs.Dash Italian Seasoning
cup Water
lb(s) Broad Egg Noodles (340 gms) like No Yolk brand
can Cream of Mushroom Soup (10 oz / 284 ml each)
Soup Can Filled with 1% Milk
Mushroom Soup Mixture
Cooked Noodles
the Meat Sauce
cup Shredded Light Cheddar Cheese
Cooked Noodles
Remaining Mushroom Soup Sauce
Remaining Noodles
Remaining Meat Sauce
cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Part-Skim

Spinach Salad

Bag Washed Baby Spinach (10 oz / 283 gms)
cup Light Feta Cheese
can Mandarins (Drained) or 3 Fresh Segmented
of a Sweet Red Onion (⅛)
cup Cashews
Salad dressing of your choice (onion, poppy-seed or strawberry vinaigrette with this salad)


Step 1

Take out equipment and ingredients.

Step 2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil at high for pasta.

Step 3

Brown ground beef in a large nonstick fry pan at med-high.

Step 4

When meat is no longer pink, stir in tomato soup, spice and water.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add noodles to boiling water. Set timer for 3 minutes. When timer rings, rinse under hot running water to remove starch. Set aside.

Step 6

Whisk together mushroom soup and milk in a medium size mixing bowl.

Step 7

Layer, in a lasagna or large cake pan, in this order; 1/2 of the mushroom soup mixture, 1/3 cooked noodles (you may need to run water through the noodles again to separate them before layering), 1/2 the meat sauce, cheddar cheese, 1/3 cooked noodles, remaining mushroom soup mixture, remaining noodles, remaining meat sauce, mozzarella cheese.

Step 8

Bake in hot oven, uncovered. Set timer for 30 minutes.

Step 9

Meanwhile: Rinse Spinach leaves in salad spinner and spin dry.

Step 10

Drain water from bottom of spinner and transfer spinach to the spinner bowl (if you have the kind with holes in the bottom transfer spinach into a salad bowl).

Step 11

Crumble feta cheese, drain mandarins and sliver red onion.

Step 12

Set out cashews and other toppings in small serving dishes.

Step 13

Serve with your favorite salad dressing.

Step 14

You may want to use less dressing on this salad because there are already so many flavors. Give it a try with less dressing than you would normally have!

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