Recipe from Skinny Kitchen dot com
Yields 6 servings
277 calories per serving
6 oz whole wheat penne
1/2 lb lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c zucchini, chopped
1 c onion, chopped
10 oz light alfredo or red sauce
1/2 c fat-free cottage cheese
1 c grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 c reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to box directions & drain.
In a large skillet, cook & break up ground beef over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Stir in fresh garlic & continue to cook for 2 minutes (or until beef is browned).
In the meantime, place zucchini & onion in a microwave safe bowl.
Cook in the microwave for 4 minutes, until soft.
Add to pan of beef.
Stir in cooked pasta, sauce, cottage cheese, tomato, & season with pepper.
Mix well & spoon into prepared dish.
Sprinkle cheese over top of casserole.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.