Spaghetti Pizza Casserole
Why I Love This Recipe
I halved this recipe and put it in a square baking dish to serve 4. Mine came out looking more tomatoey than the picture that comes with the recipe in Light and Tasty. I thought it was a good change of pace from normal spaghetti. I used a Paul Newman chunky veggie sauce in addition to more mushrooms on top to increase the veggie content. Also used fresh basil and oregano.
Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 274 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 685 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.
In a bowl, toss spaghetti with egg substitute and Parmesan cheese.
Spread evenly into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasonings; heat through.
Spoon over spaghetti.
Top with mushrooms and cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.