Sunday, February 28, 2010

Almost Core Spaghetti Bake

Note: Pictured serving is 1/4 aka "hungry man serving" which is 8 pts!

Serves: 4 - 6

Difficulty: Easy

  • 3 gloves garlic, diced (or crushed garlic from jar)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • red capsicum, diced, about 1/2 cup
  • 400g very lean mince meat
  • carrot, grated, about 1 cup
  • 1 x 420g can diced tomatoes
  • 3 rounded TB of tomato paste
  • 2-3 tsp dried basil
  • 1 TB chicken stock
  • 300 g dry spaghetti
  • 30 g (1/3 cup) of strong grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper

Spray a large non stick fry pan with oil.
Fry onion, garlic and capsicum for 3 minutes, then add the mince.
Meanwhile, break the spaghetti in half and boil for about 8 minutes, until done, but still a tad firm. Drain and put aside.
When mince is browned, add all ingredients except parmesan and pasta and simmer for 5 mins.
Turn heat off and mix the pasta through the mince mix.
Spray a springform pan generously with oil (or use a rectangular cake tin or baking dish).
Pour the spaghetti into the oiled tin.
Firm the spaghetti down with a potato masher or spoon.
Sprinkle top with parmesan.
Bake at 180*C for 35 mins. If using a springform pan, put on a baking tray to catch any drips.
Sit for 5 mins before cutting.

Not on Core? The total Points for this recipe is 33 pts for the whole recipe, or 5.5 pts, serving 6

On Core, you'll just need to count the parmesan at 3.5 pts for whole recipe, 0.5 pts each serving 6

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