Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Pie
|Egg whites||2 , beaten|
|Parmesan cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs), grated|
|Cheese filling||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Fat free cottage cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sausage filling||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground sausage||4 Ounce, diced|
|Onions||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Green peppers||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Spaghetti sauce||4⁄5 Cup (12.8 tbs)|
|Mozzarella cheese||2 Ounce (Reduced Fat)|
To make the spaghetti CRUST: Lightly spray a 9" pie plate with no-stick spray and set aside.
Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the package.
Drain and rinse with hot water.
Transfer the hot spaghetti to a medium bowl.
Stir in the 2 egg whites and Parmesan cheese.
Press the pasta mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.
To make the cheese FILLING: Place the cottage cheese in a sieve.
Using the back of a spoon, push the cottage cheese through the sieve into a small bowl.
Stir in the 2 egg whites until well combined.
Spread the cheese mixture in the bottom of the spaghetti crust and set aside.
To MAKE THE sausage FILLING: Preheat the oven to 350°.
Lightly spray an unheated large skillet with no-stick spray.
Add the sausage, onions and green peppers.
Cook and stir until the sausage is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender.
Stir in the spaghetti sauce.
Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Spoon the sausage filling on top of the cheese filling.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Top with the mozzarella cheese and bake about 5 minutes more or until melted.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.Sprinkle chopped parsley, if desired.