5 from 6 votes
Quick & Easy Pasta Strata Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
This Quick & Easy Pasta Strata Recipe is a healthy twist on a traditional favorite. Adding chickpea and lentil pasta to the dish and eliminating the bread gives you a healthy dose of protein and fiber without sacrificing those delicious flavors.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason | Simply Fresh Dinners
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chickapea Pasta, spirals or shells
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 green onions, chopped or chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F

    Cook pasta al dente. (a couple minutes less than package instructions)

  2. Heat oil in large pan, saute garlic and onion for 3-4 minutes until onion is soft and translucent. Add ground beef and cook until browned.

    Drain extra fat from the pan.

  3. Add tomato sauce and half of fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste; cooking for 5 minutes before removing from heat. Add cheese and spinach, mixing well.
  4. Combine eggs, milk, remaining fresh herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Into a 9 x 11 inch baking dish layer:

    Half of the pasta

    Cheesy Tomato Beef Mixture

    Remaining half of pasta

    Egg Mixture

  6. Bake 45-50 minutes. Remove and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with green onions or chives and serve.
Recipe Notes