Monday, March 14, 2011

Italian Casserole (w/pictures and instructions)

Got home from Trader Joe's and couldn't decide what to make, but then I remembered that I already had (Laura's lean) ground beef thawed out, so...

1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef (4% fat), 1 onion (chopped), 2 Tbsp lite butter, 1/2c fat-free sour cream, 1 cup pasta sauce, 3.8oz can sliced black olives, 1/2 of an 8-oz package of reduced fat crescent rolls, 1/3c reduced fat parmesan cheese, 1c reduced fat mozzarella cheese, 1 Tbsp EVOO, 1 Tbsp minced garlic

^ Brown the garlic, onion, and beef in the EVOO

^ Drain, then return to stove and add the olives and pasta sauce. Simmer about 10 minutes.

^ Pour into a PAM-sprayed foil pan. In a separate bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and sour cream. Then spoon it over the meat.

^ Unroll the crescent rolls and put on top

^ In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter then combine with the parmesan cheese. Brush over the top of the crescent rolls and then sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes...

^ Tada! Makes 6 servings - see nutrition info below

^ I make the other half of the package of crescent rolls and immediately give them to hubby so I can't eat them ;)

So there's dinner. Served with 1.5c salad and 2T Newman's Light Sesame Ginger dressing. All for under 400 calories :)

Hope you enjoy- I know I sure do!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious and satisfying! I will have to try that - I'll have to sub out olives for my husband, but will probably add Bell Peppers!