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Skinny Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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We ditched the heavy cream and swapped in turkey for beef in this lightened-up version of our crazy-popular Million-Dollar Spaghetti Casserole. With these and other smart swaps, this recipe totally delivers on comfort food without weighing you down. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked spaghetti
1
egg
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup fresh parsley, chopped
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
cup low-fat cottage cheese
4
oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened, cubed (from 8-oz package)
1
lb ground turkey
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves or small fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat egg, Parmesan cheese, parsley and melted butter with whisk. Drain spaghetti; return to spaghetti-cooking pan. Add egg mixture to spaghetti, and quickly toss until evenly coated; transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix cottage cheese and cream cheese. Spread mixture evenly over spaghetti mixture in baking dish.
  • 5
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove from heat; stir in pasta sauce. Spread mixture over cottage cheese layer in baking dish. Top evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  • 6
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted and lightly browned on top. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with basil.

Expert Tips

Try substituting ground chicken for the turkey in this recipe.

For perfectly sliced basil leaves, clean and dry leaves, then stack. Roll up tightly like a cigar, then finely slice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
7g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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