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Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz of dry pasta ( I use whole wheat)
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of onion
  • 1 cup of green peppers
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 small squash
  • 1 tbs of olive or canola oil
  • ½ container of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of low fat cheese
  • 4 oz of light cream cheese
  • ½ lb of ground beef or turkey or more if you like your sauce really meaty

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Shred the squash, zucchini, and mushrooms using a box grater or shredding attachment for your food processor.
  3. Place the meat and all the veggies into the skillet and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. When done drain the fat if necessary, then add back into the pan and add the tomatoes along with the oil.
  5. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Using a hand blender or food processor, pulse the cottage cheese until smooth.
  6. Mix the cottage cheese with the cream cheese and set aside. Cook the pasta until al dente and then set it aside as well.
  7. Once you have the sauce and pasta done you can assemble your pasta.
  8. I start with a sauce layer, then ½ the pasta, more sauce and then the cream cheese mixture.

Then repeat, on the top level you should end with sauce and here is where I add the remaining shredded cheese and place in a 400 degree oven until the cheese is nice and bubbly.

Source: wannabite.com

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