Turkey Spaghetti Pie

Turkey Spaghetti Pie adapted from Everyday Light Meals
6oz uncooked spaghetti
5 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup egg substitute
3/4lb lean ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:  Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  Drain well and cool to room temperature.  In a bowl, combine the spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and egg substitute.  Transfer to a 9 inch pie plate coated with nonstick cooking spray and form into a crust; set aside. 

In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, onion and green pepper until turkey is no longer pink; drain.  Add spaghetti sauce; heat through.  Spread cottage cheese over crust; top with turkey mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts
One serving (1 wedge) equals
Cal 274
Fat 11g (4g sat fat)
Cholesterol 57mg
Sodium 710mg
Carb 19g
Fiber 2g
Protein 25g

Diabetic Exchanges:  3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

-I just used 3 whole eggs instead of egg substitute (not calculated in the above nutrition facts)
-I did not use a green pepper.
-I did not use the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Chop an onion.
  • Brown the ground turkey.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  • Add the onions to the ground turkey
  • Add the spaghetti sauce to the turkey to warm. 
  • In a separate bowl, pour the Parmesan cheese. 
  • Add the eggs or egg substitute.
  • Drain the spaghetti, add to the egg/cheese, and mix.
  • Pour into a coated 9 inch pan.
  • Spread the cottage over the spaghetti.
  • Add the meat mixture on top.
  • Pop in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
Here’s what you’ll end up with:
The cottage cheese really added an extra gooeyness to the dish but you could also substitute ricotta.  The 2 things I would do different is that I would add more sauce and I would mix everything together and then pour it into the baking dish.  Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing.