Instructions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add peppers; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; set aside. Add spinach to same skillet; cook and stir 1 minute or until slightly wilted. Drain excess liquid. Remove from skillet; set aside.

2. Brown ground veal in same skillet over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until veal is no longer pink, breaking up into 1/2 inch crumbles. Pour off drippings. Season with salt. Stir in pasta sauce and tomatoes..

3. Spread 2 cups sauce mixture in 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place 4 noodles lengthwise and 1 noodle crosswise (break noodle to fit) in a single layer; press lightly into sauce. Layer spinach over noodles. Arrange peppers in single layer over spinach. Sprinkle with half of cheese. Spread 2-1/2 cups sauce over cheese. Cover with remaining noodles; press lightly into sauce. Spread remaining sauce over noodles.

4. Cover with aluminum foil; bake in 375°F oven 1 hour. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Tent with aluminum foil; let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Cook’s Tip: One (10-ounce) package frozen leaf spinach, defrosted and drained well, may be substituted for fresh spinach. Regular Mozzarella cheese may be substituted for smoked Mozzarella.

Nutrition information per serving: : 407 calories; 32 g protein; 36 g carbohydrate; 14 g fat; 3.8 mg iron; 745 mg sodium; 88 mg cholesterol. (Complete nutritionals available on request.) This recipe is an excellent source of protein and niacin; and a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc.

One Response

  1. Cynthia Sakian says:

    Excellent!!!!

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