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Florentine Spaghetti

Florentine Spaghetti recipe
photo by:kraft
Spaghetti and meat sauce are layered with cottage cheese, spinach, Parmesan and mozzarella and baked into a savory, family-pleasing casserole.
20 min
45 min
8 servings
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What You Need

pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Spaghetti Classics Tangy Italian Spaghetti Dinner
lb.  ground beef
can  (6 oz.) tomato paste
cups  water
cups  KNUDSEN or LIGHT N' LIVELY Cottage Cheese
pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT DELI DELUXE Mozzarella Cheese Slices
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare Spaghetti as directed on pkg. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet on medium heat; drain. Stir in the Herb-Spice Mix, tomato paste and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 min., stirring occasionally.

PLACE half of the spaghetti in 12x8-inch baking dish; cover with layers of half each of the meat sauce, cottage cheese, spinach and mozzarella cheese. Repeat all layers. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Prepare as directed except for baking; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. When ready to serve, bake, covered, at 350°F for 35 to 40 min. or until heated through.
Use Your Microwave
Prepare Spaghetti as directed. Crumble meat into 1-1/2-qt. microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 min. or until meat loses pink color when stirred; drain. Add the Herb-Spice Mix, tomato paste and water. Microwave 5 minutes, stirring after 3 min. Assemble as directed, reserving the top layers of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Microwave 15 min., turning every 5 min. Top with the reserved mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; microwave 5 min. Cover with foil; let stand 5 min. before serving.
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