I think I’m about to blow your mind….. No seriously. What if I told you you could have pizza AND pasta at the same time? You’re probably thinking “Yea ok Tera because that’s really weight loss friendly….pssh” Well doubt me no more because I have made it possible!! Get a pen and paper because this 6 ingredient recipe can be made for dinner TONIGHT for under $10 and in less than 1 hour!! (original recipe is on Weight Watchers.com but my version is easier, filled with more protein and fiber, and less points!)
Girl Gone Healthy’s Pizza Pasta Casserole
28 points plus for the entire pan, 4 points plus per serving and the pan makes 8 servings (3.5 pp if you do the math, I rounded up!)
1 package Morning Star Farms Beef Crumbles– 11 points plus for entire bag
****(You could sub Beef Crumbles w/ground turkey but points value will change)****
1/2 cup tomato sauce ( I used Target brand tomato, garlic, basil)- 2 points plus
16 slices of turkey pepperoni (Hormel brand)-2 points plus
1 1/2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzerella cheese (Target brand)-3 points plus
1 1/2 cups wheat rotini pasta (Target brand)-10 points plus
1 bag frozen diced onion (Target brand)- 0 points plus
9×13 non stick baking pan
In a large skillet heat up your beef crumbles and your onion, remember the beef crumbles are already cooked they just need to heat up! At the same time boil your pasta, drain and set aside.
Once meat is warm stir in sauce and mix well, then add in pasta and continue to mix until pasta is incoporated. Pour your pasta mixture into your 9×13 pan and using your spoon spread it out to cover the bottom of the pan.
Next cover your mixture with the cheese sprinkling all over so every serving gets some. Then make 4 rows of 4 with your turkey pepperoni.
Place in pre heated 350 oven uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pepperoni is crispy.
This was one of my most popular recipes so I wanted to re-post it so anyone new to Following can enjoy the AWESOMENESS!
Healthy Wishes, T