Turkey Spaghetti Pie

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Turkey Spaghetti Pie adapted from Everyday Light Meals
6oz uncooked spaghetti
5 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup egg substitute
3/4lb lean ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:  Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  Drain well and cool to room temperature.  In a bowl, combine the spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and egg substitute.  Transfer to a 9 inch pie plate coated with nonstick cooking spray and form into a crust; set aside. 

In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, onion and green pepper until turkey is no longer pink; drain.  Add spaghetti sauce; heat through.  Spread cottage cheese over crust; top with turkey mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts
One serving (1 wedge) equals
Cal 274
Fat 11g (4g sat fat)
Cholesterol 57mg
Sodium 710mg
Carb 19g
Fiber 2g
Protein 25g

Diabetic Exchanges:  3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

-I just used 3 whole eggs instead of egg substitute (not calculated in the above nutrition facts)
-I did not use a green pepper.
-I did not use the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Here's what you'll need:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Chop an onion.

Brown the ground turkey.

Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.

Add the onions to the ground turkey

Add the spaghetti sauce to the turkey to warm.

In a separate bowl, pour the Parmesan cheese.

Add the eggs or egg substitute.

Drain the spaghetti, add to the egg/cheese, and mix.

Pour into a coated 9 inch pan.

Spread the cottage over the spaghetti.

Add the meat mixture on top.

Pop in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

Here's what you'll end up with:
Our Thoughts:
My family loved this dish!  Kanin had 3 helpings and even pick Gracie ate it.  The cottage cheese really added an extra gooeyness to the dish but you could also substitute ricotta.

The 2 things I would do different is that I would add more sauce and I would mix everything together and then pour it into the baking dish.  Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

Hope you enjoy!


Mike said...

I like this idea! Thanks for posting.


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