Silly Spaghetti Casserole
- 8 ounces dried Spaghetti (whole wheat for better nutrition)
- 1/4 cup Egg substitute
- 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 of 10-ounce package frozen cut Spinach, thawed
- 3/4 pound Turkey or lean ground beef
- 1/3 cup chopped Onion
- 4 cups Spaghetti sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
- 1 green, red or yellow bell Pepper
- Non-stick cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and oil; drain. Toss with egg substitute and Parmesan cheese. Place in bottom of prepared baking dish.
3. Drain spinach in colander, pressing out excess liquid. Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray.
4. Cook turkey (or ground beef) and onion in skillet over medium-high heat until meat is lightly browned, stirring to break up meat. Drain off any fat.
5. Stir in spinach. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Spoon on top of spaghetti mixture in dish.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Use small cookie cutter to cut decorative shapes from bell pepper (stars, etc.). Place on top of cheese in baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbling. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.
Time Saver: Make two casseroles at a time so you have one to serve, and one to freeze and reheat later.
The original recipe can be found on Dairy Council of California