Monday, December 31, 2012

Skinny Spaghetti Casserole

I made this for lunch for a few friends & I.  We were watching Casino & I felt that Italian food was the most fitting for that.

Recipe from Skinny Kitchen dot com
Yields 6 servings
211 calories per serving

4 oz whole wheat spaghetti
1 c onions, chopped
1 c zucchini, chopped
1 c mushrooms, sliced
1 c red pepper, chopped
1 1/4 fat-free cottage cheese
4 wedges Laughing Cow cheese, herb & garlic
14 oz pasta sauce
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.
Coat a baking dish with cooking spray & set aside.

Cook spaghetti noodles & drain.

In the meantime, in a large bowl, add onions, zucchini, mushrooms, & red pepper.
Cook in a microwave for 3 - 4 minutes until soft.
Drain any liquid.
Stir in pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, & black pepper.

In another bowl, combine cottage cheese & cheese wedges.
Mix well.

Spread a small amount of sauce (about 1/4 cup) on the bottom of the dish.
Spray half of the spaghetti on top.
Cover with cheese mixture & spread evenly over pasta.
Cover with 3/4 c pasta sauce.
Add remaining noodles & spreading remaining sauce over top.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

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