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Low Sodium Baked Spaghetti Pie

Baked spaghetti pie with ricotta that's healthy and easy to whip up. It's the perfect comfort food recipe for the entire family!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti half of a typical package
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or other meat of choice. You can also omit

Veggies (you can use whatever ones you have on hand. The amount doesn’t have to be exact either)

  • 2 heaping handfuls of baby spinach
  • 8 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 Tbs oregano
  • 2 cups your favorite low sodium tomato sauce or marinara (or homemade)
  • Optional: mozzarella cheese marinara sauce
  • to serve: with fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 9 by 3 in cake or square pan.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water for 6-7 min, just shy of al dente (pasta will continue cooking in the oven). Drain and set aside to cool (at least 5 minutes).
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, ricotta, and parmesan cheese together. Add spaghetti and toss to blend.
  • Transfer the spaghetti to prepared baking pans, pressing it down to form a crust.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meat. Transfer to a bowl. To the same pan, cook the vegetables until softened. Add the beef back in along with oregano and tomato sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until well combined and the sauce thickens
  • Spoon the beef veggie sauce mixture over the spaghetti. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, if desired (see note)
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
  • To serve:for baby, cut pie into little pieces. The sauce will separate so just pour on top of pasta.

Equipment

Notes

Before placing in the oven, you can decide how much mozzarella cheese you want to add on top, if at all. For instance, you can add to 1/2 of the pan.
Tip: You can also double this recipe so you can enjoy one of the pie and freeze the other. To freeze, make the pie following the instructions but don’t bake! Wrap the pan thoroughly with foil and place in the freezer. Simply bake in the oven when ready to enjoy at 350F for about an hour

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 126mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 4mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
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