Beef, Vegetable and Cheese Casserole

Recipe by Kathy in Fla
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 500ºF.
  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread tomatoes and zucchini over sheet. Roast vegetables for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Meanhwile, in a large, nonstick skillet, sauté beef, onion and garlic until beef is browned.
  • Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • Spread beef mixture in a 9x9 baking dish and top with roasted vegetables.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF.
  • Whisk together cottage cheese, egg yolk, cheddar cheese, herbs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Spoon over roasted vegetables and smooth with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake until very hot and bubbling around edges, about 35 minutes.
  • Cut into six equal pieces and serve.
  • (Note: If preparing casserole in advance and freezing it, make sure to thaw it completely in the refrigerator before baking it. Increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes.).
  • Flavor Booster: To give this dish an Italian accent, substitute fat-free ricotta cheese for cottage cheese and use 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese in place of the cheddar. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil just before serving.
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