1 tablespoon green pepper, finely chopped (optional)
3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
cup low fat cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick spray.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well; arrange noodles in
Brown meat with onion until meat is cooked through; drain excess fat; add spaghetti
sauce, drained mushrooms, and green pepper.
Combine softened cream cheese with sour cream, stir to blend; add cottage cheese
and stir. Place 8 dollops of cheese mixture over noodles and gently spread over
noodles. Spread meat sauce over cheese mixture. Top with grated cheese.
Bake for 20-30
minutes or until hot and bubbly through.
Do-ahead tip – crumble up to 4 pounds of lean ground beef on a large baking
sheet with sides. Set oven to 450 degrees F. Bake beef 20-30 minutes or until crumbles
are cooked through, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool then package beef in freezer
bags (1 pound raw weight per bag). Label and date outside of bag. When recipe calls
for 1 pound cooked ground beef, use the pre-cooked frozen beef.