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Complements of meals matter. Great recipe for kids that will help them eat their veggies. For a time-saver, make two casseroles at a time and freeze one.
- 8 ounces dried spaghetti (whole wheat for better nutrition)
- 1⁄4 cup egg substitute
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded
- 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 3⁄4 lb ground turkey or 3⁄4 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
- 2 (26 ounce) bottles spaghetti sauce
- 3⁄4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
- 1 bell pepper (green, red, or yellow)
- nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350, spray an 8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cook spaghetti according to directions, omitting salt and oil, drain. Toss with egg substitute and Parmesan Cheese. Place in bottom of prepared baking dish.
- Drain spinach in colander, pressing out excess liquid. Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray.
- Cook ground beef and onion in skillet over medium-high heat until meat is lightly browned, stirring to break up meat. Drain off any fat.
- Stir in spinach. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
- Spoon on top of spaghetti mixture in dish.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Use a small cookie cutter to cut decorative shapes from bell peppers (stars, etc), place on top of cheese in baking dish.
- Cover with foil, bake 40-45 minutes or until bubbling.
- Let stand 10 minutes, cut into squares and serve.