Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Optavia Italian Meaty Casserole

ITALIAN MEATY CASSEROLE

Ingredients:
4 oz Cheese, Ricotta, Part-Skim 
2 tbsp Egg Substitute, Egg Beaters 
6 oz Cheese, mozzarella, reduced fat 
1 1/2 cup Raw Tomatoes, crushed, canned 
10 oz Beef, ground, 95-97% lean 
3 tbsp Paremesan Cheese 
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper 
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt 
1/2 tsp Italian Seasonings 
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Cook ground beef. 
3. Add tomatoes, ¼ tsp. garlic salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Mix ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup (3 oz) of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, egg substitute, Italian seasoning, and remaining garlic salt and pepper in a separate bowl.
5. Fill the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish with the meat mixture and top with the cheese filling. 
6. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top.
7. Bake for 35 minutes and let cool 10 minutes before slicing. 

One Serving Provides: ~1 Lean, 3/4 green, 1-3/4 condiments. 

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