Saturday, December 3, 2011

Easy "Lasagna" Casserole

Easy “Lasagna” Casserole
Serves 4
10 Points+ Per Serving

8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 ¾ cup (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
½ cup water
½ cup fat free cream cheese
¼ tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 cups cooked medium width noodles (I used egg noodles)
½ cup plus 1 tbsp (2 ¼ oz) shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large saucepan sprayed with olive flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion.

Stir in tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine dry milk powder, water and cream cheese. Add garlic and parsley flakes.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is melted. Stir in cooked noodles.

Pour noodle mixture in a 8x8 dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spread meat mixture evenly over noodle mixture. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top. Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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