I loved the texture of the baked spaghetti noodles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35-45 minutes
Stand: 5 minutes
- 4 oz uncooked Spaghetti Noodles(I used Whole Wheat)
- 1/2 lb Ground Turkey(or lean ground beef)
- 1/2 medium Green Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 small Onion, chopped
- 1 (14 oz.) jar, Tomato Pasta Sauce(any kind you choose)(I used a Garlic Herb)
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
Spray 9.5inch-10inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
Meanwhile in a large saucepan cook ground turkey, bell pepper, and onion. Stir occasionally, and cook until meat has browned.
Drain if there is a lot of water/fat. I didn't drain mine because ground turkey doesn't produce much liquid when cooked.
Stir in pasta sauce, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened.
Place spaghetti noodles in pie plate. Press down, and try to get the noodles up the sides a little bit.
In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, eggs, and parmesan cheese. Stir together.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spread evenly over spaghetti noodles
Spoon turkey mixture over the cheese and egg mixture
Spread the mozzarella cheese over the turkey mixture.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until hot and bubbly in the center. You want the center to be set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Enjoy! Please make this! :)
I found the idea to this recipe in a Betty Crocker cook book called the Heart Health Edition. I changed the recipe quite a bit though. One of the main changes I did was that it called for cottage cheese, but instead I used ricotta and parmesan, and I loved the way it turned out. You choice!
Question of the Day:
How many of you are ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow?!
I have to do prep work today, and later tonight, then cook my butt off tomorrow. Can't wait!