weight watchers recipes | Spaghetti Pizza 8 Points+



Serves: 10
8 Points+

Ingredients

 2 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray  
  12 oz uncooked whole wheat pasta, spaghetti  
  2 large egg white(s)  
  1 large egg(s)  
  2/3 cup(s) fat free skim milk  
 3/4 tsp garlic powder  
 1/2 tsp table salt  
 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano  
 1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh, chopped (plus extra leaves for garnish)  
 9 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided  
 32 oz bottled spaghetti sauce  
 2 oz pepperoni, finely julienned (about 1/2 cup)  

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a 9- X 13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Break spaghetti into 2-inch pieces and cook, al dente, according to directions; drain and cool.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg whites and egg until frothy. Stir in milk, garlic powder, salt, oregano, basil and 1/3 of mozzarella; add cooked spaghetti and stir until thoroughly combined. Spread spaghetti mixture evenly in bottom of baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF.

Spread spaghetti sauce over pasta; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Scatter pepperoni evenly over cheese layer. Return to oven and bake until heated through and cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, garnish with basil and then cut into 10 servings. Yields 1 slice per serving.


Notes

We renovated Spaghetti Pizza by:
Opting for more nutritious whole-wheat pasta.
Substituting egg whites for some whole eggs.
Using part-skim mozzarella cheese instead of full fat.
Cutting the pepperoni into small pieces in order to spread it throughout the dish and using less.



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