Eating healthy: spaghetti pie

03/02/2012 at 3:42 pm | Posted in mangia!, weight loss | 3 Comments
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Ever since I wrote about our weight loss, I’ve been asked to share healthy recipes. We made a couple of my favorite dishes this week, so I thought I’d kick things off here with spaghetti pie. The “crust” is my favorite part. And you get to eat cheese, which is always a win.

Spaghetti Pie
(adapted from Fix It and Enjoy It)

Gather:
4 oz. uncooked thin whole wheat spaghetti
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
2 egg whites, beaten
2/3 cup non-fat cottage cheese, or 1/2 cup nonfat ricotta
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green or red bell pepper
1/2 lb. lean ground turkey
1 cup canned tomatoes, chopped, undrained
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook:
1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Return to saucepan.
2. Stir oil, Parmesan cheese and beaten egg whites into cooked spaghetti. Mix well.
3. Spray a glass 8″ pie plate or 7″x9″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread spaghetti mixture over bottom and up sides to form a crust.
4. Spread cottage (or ricotta) cheese over bottom of crust.
5. In saucepan, cook garlic, onion, pepper and turkey together until meat loses its pink color.
6. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and oregano to pan. Cook until heated through.
7. Spoon turkey-tomato mixture over cottage cheese.
8. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
9. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
10. Continue to bake another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Per serving (1/4 pie): 316 calories, 24g protein, 35g carbs, 9g fat, 42mg cholesterol, 5g fiber

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  1. That looks amazing! What a great combo of two delicious foods. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. […] with roasted brussels sprouts, green salad and whole-wheat roll. – Other favorites include spaghetti pie and chicken pesto pizza. We also steam a lot of green vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, green beans. […]

  3. […] and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook >> So many good recipes! With calorie counts! Also? Spaghetti pie. Enough […]


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