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Meatless Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Pasta shows its versatility as a "pie crust" in Carol Beyerl's family-pleasing main dish. "This is a combination of several recipes. I came up with it when I didn't have all the ingredients to make any one of them," she writes from Ellensburg, Washington. A nice alternative to lasagna, the saucy entree doesn't taste light.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Add the egg substitute and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, green pepper and remaining Parmesan cheese. Spread over spaghetti crust.
  • 2. In a nonstick skillet, saute mushrooms and garlic in butter until tender. Spoon over cheese mixture. Spread with spaghetti sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 326 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.