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Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe

My spinach and egg noodle casserole recipe is a family favorite and is actually pretty easy to make. It’s something I do when I have a lot of vegetables that I need to use and I am trying to work through a pantry/refrigerator clean out. Do you ever do one of those? Every few months, I try to challenge myself to only use what I have in the house – working through my massive hoard of food. We always buy too much and then pretend like we don’t have any food! Well, when this spinach and egg noodle casserole recipe comes out, you know that I am whipping every single thing out of my vegetable drawer. LOL 

Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe

I’m also trying to be really smart about making recipes that force the kids to eat more vegetables. I am so tired of the chicken nugget nights. It’s all they ask for and I want no part of them. We all do our best and this is my way of trying to incorporate a little spinach into our diet. I also sing the Popeye song as I serve it. Yes,  it’s like that. Literally –  whatever works. My house is BIG on asparagus and broccoli – but not really anything else. Well, I plan on changing that.  Here’s what I ended up with:

Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe Ingredients 

  • 2 packages of frozen spinach
  • 1 bag of egg noodles (a pound or so)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped   (I used a zester)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • handful of cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (or 2) of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe Directions

Frozen spinach

Microwave the spinach according to box instructions. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water for the noodles. 

saute onions

Sautee the onion and garlic with the olive oil in a pan. Salt and pepper. 

drain spinach in collander

When spinach is done you have to drain it. I don’t have a cheesecloth but if you do, squeeze all the water out. If you are like me – use your hands.

saute spinach tomato onions

Add the spinach to the onions and garlic. Add sliced cherry tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

saute spinach tomato onions wooden spoon

Pour entire mixture into the drained egg noodles and stir. Add your shredded mozzarella cheese and a handful of Parmesan cheese. Stir once more. Salt and pepper.

flour and butter in pan

Use the pan you just took the onions and spinach out of and melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and then the milk. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Cook until it thickens – around 5 minutes.

flour and butter with nutmeg in pan

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and then pour some of the butter mixture into the bowl to temper the eggs. Then add eggs into your pan and cook for a few more minutes.

Turn on your boiler.

Spinach and egg noodle casserole

Add the butter mixture to your pasta and stir together. Place in your pan.

panko crumbs on Spinach and egg noodle casserole

Top with panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese evenly. Place in broiler for a few minutes. Keep an eye that you don’t burn the panko breadcrumbs. This is so important because my oven is evil!!! 

panko crumbs on Spinach and egg noodle casserole

When you feel good about your browning, take the dish out and serve! The kids LOVED it!

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Ingredients

Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 packages of frozen spinach
  • 1 bag of egg noodles a pound or so
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped   I used a zester
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • handful of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup or 2 of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Spinach And Egg Noodle Casserole Recipe Directions

  • Microwave the spinach according to box instructions and boil a large pot of water for the noodles.
  • Meanwhile, saute the onion and garlic with the olive oil.
  • When spinach is done you have to drain it. I don't have a cheesecloth but if you do, squeeze all the water out. If you are like me - use your hands.
  • Add the spinach to the onions and garlic. Add sliced cherry tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.
  • Pour entire mixture into the drained egg noodles and stir. Add your shredded mozzarella cheese and a handful of Parmesan cheese. Stir once more. Salt and pepper.
  • Use the pan you just took the onions and spinach out of and melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and then the milk. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Cook until it thickens - around 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl whisk the egg yolks and then pour some of the butter mixture into the bowl to temper the eggs. Then add eggs into the pan and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Turn on your boiler.
  • Add the butter mixture to your pasta and stir together. Place in pan.
  • Top with panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese evenly. Place in broiler for a few minutes. Keep an eye that you don't burn the panko breadcrumbs.
  • When you feel good about your browning, take the dish out and serve! The kids LOVED it!

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1 Comment

  1. Now that’s something I would never have tried on my own – but that looks really GREAT! I totally wish my kids would eat more broccoli, etc. I’ve been considering trying some of those “Deceptively Delicious” recipes or whatever the name is.

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