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Ricotta Basil And Pine Nut Loaf

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  Plain dry bread crumbs 3 Tablespoon
  Pine nuts 2 Tablespoon
  Part skim ricotta cheese 15 Ounce (1 Container)
  Plain low fat yogurt 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg whites 4 Large
  Basil leaves 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), blanched and finely chopped
  Golden raisins 2 Tablespoon

1 Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Lightly grease a 9" x 5"x 3" loaf pan and dust with the bread crumbs; set aside.
Toast the pine nuts on a baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes or until fragrant and very slightly browned.
2 In a food processor or blender, whirl the ricotta cheese and yogurt for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Add the egg whites, basil, and Parmesan cheese and whirl 30 seconds longer.
Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, and pine nuts.
3 Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and cover with aluminum foil.
Place the pan in a slightly larger baking pan and pour enough hot water into the larger pan to come halfway up the sides of the loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes, uncover, and bake 30 minutes longer or until set.
Let cool for 20 minutes, then run a metal spatula around the edges; invert the loaf onto a serving platterand slice

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1340 Calories from Fat 582

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.5%

Saturated Fat 29 g145.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 162.8 mg54.3%

Sodium 1947 mg81.1%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.3%

Sugars 36.2 g

Protein 91 g181.6%

Vitamin A 58.4% Vitamin C 20.2%

Calcium 179% Iron 49.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ricotta Basil And Pine Nut Loaf Recipe