Fresh Meal Planning (10/30-11/5)

Fresh Meal Planning (10/30-11/5)

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Pasta Bake
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Oz. Box Penne Rigate Pasta
  • 24 Oz. Jar Pasta Sauce
  • 2 tsp . Italian Seasoning
  • 14.5 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 Oz. Can Mushrooms
  • 1 lb. Extra Lean Ground Beef, browned and well drained
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • ½ Cup Low-fat Monterey Jack or Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Optional: Zucchini, Eggplant, Carrot, Fresh Tomato, Low fat or fat free Cottage Cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil water for pasta.
  2. Add pasta and cook according to package directions while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Brown and crumble ground beef with diced onion.
  4. Drain well and rinse if desired.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes to the ground beef and simmer.
  6. When pasta is cooked, drain well.
  7. Combine pasta and sauce in casserole dish or dishes.
  8. Toss to mix well.
  9. If desired, add spoonfuls of low-fat or fat free cottage cheese and fold in to mix slightly.
  10. Top with low fat shredded cheese.
  11. Bake in oven at 400 °F until cheese melts and begins to brown slightly.
Notes
You may wish to sauté small diced veggies such as zucchini or eggplant with the meat. You can add a shredded carrot if desired. Using ground turkey, chicken or a veggie meat substitute may lower the fat/calories. If preparing casseroles to freeze, you may wish to add extra tomatoes or sauce because while this freezes and reheats WONDERFULLY it does seem a bit dry if you don’t add extra.