Til Payday Casserole

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I think this recipe is very fitting for this week :)! And there are only 268 cals/serving! This recipe makes approx. 10 servings, so you may need to adjust it a little.


96% or greater lean ground beef, 1lb.
3 small cans of low sodium or no sodium tomato sauce, try to make sure it has no added sugar.
8oz pkg of 2%, 1% or fat-free cheddar cheese or part-skim mozza.
1 reg sized box of whole wheat/plus pasta
1tbsp of lowfat margerine or unsalted butter, depending on what you're watching (salt/fat intake)
black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a good sized pan, boil the water for the pasta, once boiling add pasta. While pasta is cooking to desired tenderness, brown the seasoned ground beef in a skillet. In a third med-sized pot, add tomato sauce, margerine, about 1/8 cup of water, seasonings, onion, and garlic, cover and allow to simmer. Drain pasta and rinse, then place it in a large casserole dish. When meat is brown add it to the pasta. Add the sauce after it has simmered at least 15 mins. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. Cover with cheese. Place in oven and cook until cheese is golden brown. Since everything is done when it goes into the oven you can cook it at a higher temp.

I think I might try this with some veggies mixed in rather than the meat - but really you could put both! :)

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1 comment

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!! :D

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