11 SmartPts

Spaghetti Spinach Casserole

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Yields: 8 servings | Calories: 372 | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 820mg | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Protein: 26g | SmartPoints: 11 Ingredients 10 ounces whole grain spaghetti, broken in half 1 pound lean ground beef, optional turkey 1 (25-ounce) jar basil marinara sauce, no-sugar added 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach, chopped 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated low-fat parmesan cheese Directions Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, then pasta. Cook until “al dente,” according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef, breaking up with a fork as it cooks. Continue cooking until it loses its pink color, drain off excess fat. Add marinara and spaghetti, toss to combine. Preheat the oven to 375°F Combine in a mixing bowl baby spinach, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and cheeses. In a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, layer 1/2 spaghetti and meat sauce mixture, then 1/2 of cheese mixture. Repeat the layers in the same order. Loosely cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired. Enjoy! CLICK NEXT BELOW TO CONTINUE READING… >

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