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Spinach Cheese Tqrta

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  Muffins 3 Medium, crumbled
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Chopped fresh basil leaves 3 Teaspoon, divided
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped garlic 2 Teaspoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed and squeezed dry (1 Package)
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Rice & cheddar broccoli sauce 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 6 Ounce, divided (1 1/2 Cups)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat oven to 400°F In medium bowl, thoroughly combine corn muffin crumbs, butter, 2 teaspoons basil, salt and pepper.
Press into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 9-inch springform or square baking pan.
Bake 12 minutes; cool on wire rack.
In medium saucepan, heat oil and cook garlic over medium heat 30 seconds.
Add spinach and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until heated through; add salt and pepper.
Stir in ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg and remaining 1 teaspoon basil; set aside.
Prepare rice & Cheddar broccoli sauce according to package directions.
Into prepared pan, layer 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, rice mixture, spinach mixture and remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
Decrease oven temperature to 375°F.
Bake 30 minutes or until set.
Remove sides of springform pan.
Garnish as desired.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Rice, Vegetable

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2472 Calories from Fat 1267

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 144 g221.6%

Saturated Fat 76.8 g384.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 606.9 mg202.3%

Sodium 4100.4 mg170.9%

Total Carbohydrates 187 g62.4%

Dietary Fiber 18.2 g72.9%

Sugars 9.9 g

Protein 120 g239.8%

Vitamin A 622.6% Vitamin C 142.5%

Calcium 243.5% Iron 94.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach Cheese Tqrta Recipe