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Say yes to this Italian meaty casserole with a variety of cheese, Italian seasonings.

Need an Italian fix without the carbs and calories?

This recipe will satisfy that craving without wrecking your diet.


4 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese

2 tbsp egg substitute

6 oz. reduced fat mozzarella

1.5 cup raw tomatoes, crushed (canned Red Gold no sugar added)

10 oz. lean ground beef

3 tbsp parmesan cheese

.75 tsp ground black pepper

.5 tsp garlic salt or minced garlic

.5 tsp Italian seasonings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook ground beef; add tomatoes, one quarter tsp. garlic salt and one eighth tsp. pepper.

Simmer for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Mix ricotta cheese, ¾ cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, egg substitute, Italian seasoning and remaining garlic salt and pepper in a separate bowl.

Fill the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish with meat mixture and top with the cheese filling.

Sprinkle remaining ¾ cup mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake 35 minutes and let cool 10 minutes before slicing. Makes 4 servings.


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