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Asparagus, Spinach & Corn Tetrazzini

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag 6 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 T Olive oil
  • 1/2 T butter
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt or seasoned salt & pepper
  • 1 can cream of corn soup
  • 1/3 cup Half and half cream
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 6-8 oz.Thin spaghetti {I used Barilla protein plus}
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 ears corn cooked and kernels cut from the cob and warmed*
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese
  • White wine reserved pasta water, chicken or vegetable broth, optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook spaghetti al dente, drain and return to hot pan. Add cream cheese and cover. It will melt and coat the hot pasta while you are preparing the vegetables.
  • Saute spinach in olive oil until wilted down. Stir in asparagus and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add Cream of Corn Soup and cream and stir to combine. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Add pasta to vegetable mixture, stir well to combine and to further melt cream cheese if necessary. Cut pasta into shorter pieces with a knife. Transfer pasta mixture to a sprayed casserole dish. Use 2 forks to further mix and combine pasta vegetables and sauce. If mixture seems dry add a splash of wine, reserved pasta water, or broth for extra moisture. Top with additional 1 oz. Parmesan
  • Cover with foil or lid. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly, 30-45 minutes covered for the first 20 minutes, then uncover for the remaining time. Garnish fresh corn kernels additional Parmesan if desired.

Notes

*corn can be stirred into casserole along with everything else but I prefer to use it more as a topping for added flavor, texture and eye appeal.
Add cooked bacon, chicken, ham or turkey if desired. Additional soup/cream or liquid might be needed depending on how much meat is added.
Keyword asparagus, spinach and corn casserole, vegetable casserole, vegetable spaghetti, vegetable tetrazzini