Pizza Casserole

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Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole

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CategoryBeef, Complete Meals, SHAPE Certified
Servings (adjust as needed)4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups zucchini or yellow squash, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups cottage cheese, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place zucchini in colander, sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes and then squeeze out moisture.
  • Combine zucchini with egg, nutritional yeast and 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
  • Press mixture into a 9x13 baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add beef, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until meat is no longer pink and drain if necessary.
  • Stir tomato sauce into beef mixture and spoon over cooked zucchini.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cottage cheese, bell pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.

Notes

1 serving = 4 oz protein, 2 cups vegetable
Nutritional yeast may be eliminated if you cannot find it.  It adds a nice cheese-like flavor.