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                 Creamy Spinach and Beef Layered Casserole
 
 Recipe By     : Pillsbury Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      oz            uncooked mini -- (4 cups)
                         Lasagna noodles or medium
                         Egg noodles
    1      lb            Ground beef
    1      c             Chopped onion
    1      c             Garlic -- minced
    1      c             cream mushroom soup -- (10 oz.)
    1      can           Mushroom pcs.and stems -- (4 oz.)
    1      lb            frozen cut leaf spinach -- thawed, squeezed
    1      container     cottage cheese -- (24 oz.)
    3                    Eggs
    1      pkg           soft chive cream cheese -- 8 oz.
    2 3/4  oz.           french fried onions
 
   Directions: Oven 350 Bake for 35-40 min.      Grease 13 x 9 in. baking
 dish.  Cook noodles to desired doneness as   directed. drain.   In
 medium skillet, cook, ground beef, onions, and garlic. over  
 medium-high heat until beef is browned; drain if needed.  Add soup   and
 mushroooms; mix well.  In large bowl, combine spinach, 2 cups	cottage cheese
and 2 eggs; mix well.	In another large bowl, combine cooked
 noodles remaining 1 cup cottage   cheese and remaining egg, toss gently.
   In greased dish layer half of the noodle mixture, spinach and beef  
 mixture, repeat layering. Cover with foil.  cook 35 - 40 min. Remove from oven
and sprinkle   fried onions over top. Return to oven cook
 additional 5 minutes.   Let stand 5 minutes before serving.    
 
 
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