Recipe of the Week

Meatball Casserole
from Taste of Home

2 Servings
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.

  • 3/4 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash salt
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, egg substitute, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt and garlic powder. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1/2-in. balls; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. Drain pasta and meatballs. In a small bowl, combine meatballs with marinara sauce. Spoon half of mixture into a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with half of the pasta, cottage cheese and mozzarella; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

    Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving equals
453 calories
12 g fat (5 g saturated fat)
66 mg cholesterol
804 mg sodium
55 g carbohydrate
5 g fiber
30 g protein.

For shorter prep time purchase pre-made meatballs.

It's cold and it's fall so start breaking out those casserole recipes! They'll warm your bellies and your heart:D


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