Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Beef and Cheese Casserole (with Tomatoes and Zucchini)

I love finding recipes the entire family enjoys! This recipe is exactly that. After making this for dinner one evening, my family's only request is that I make it again and very soon. Try this wonderful casserole and let me know if your family likes it just as much. :)

Beef and Cheese Casserole
(with Tomatoes and Zucchini)
- Cooking Spray
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. raw lean ground beef
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 small onion (finely chopped) or onion powder
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups fat free cottage cheese
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Your favorite seasonings to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice tomatoes and zucchini. Place sliced vegetables in microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 min. until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute' beef, onion, and minced garlic until beef is browned. Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Spread beef mixture in 13x9 baking dish and top with microwaved vegetables. Whisk together cottage cheese, egg yolk, cheddar cheese and seasonings. Spoon over vegetables and smooth with spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
(Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of my casserole to include on this blog. We must have been hungrier than we thought and devoured it too quickly! A picture will be added in the near future when I make this wonderful casserole again.)
Total Servings = 6
Serving size = 1
Points per serving = 7

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