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Taco Spaghetti Bake
After eating his serving of this Cliff told me with a contented smile on his face. "It's a dirty rotten job being your taste tester, but someone's got to do it!"
8 ounces extra lean ground turkey or beef
1 cup (one 8 ounce can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce
1 cup chunky salsa (mild, medium or hot)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon JO's taco seasoning
2 cups cooked spaghetti, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Land O Lakes no fat sour cream
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounce) crushed Dorito's "WOW" Nacho chips
Preheat over to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 by 8 inch baking dish with butter flavored cooking spray. In a large skilled sprayed with butter flavored cooking spray, brown meat, Stir in tomato sauce, salsa, water and JO's Taco Seasoning. Add spaghetti. Mix well to combine. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Evenly sprinkle Cheddar cheese over top. Continue baking for 15 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Carefully spread sour cream over top and garnish with crushed Nacho chips. Divide into 6 servings.
HINT: 1. 1 cup broken uncooked spaghetti usually cooks to about 1 1/2 cups. 2. Substitute any reputable brand for JO's Taco Seasoning.
Serves 6 - Each serving equals:
HE: 1 2/3 Pr, 1 Br, 1 Ve, 1/4 Sl
189 Calories, 5 gm Fa, 15 gm Pr, 21 gm Ca, 553 mg So, 133 mg Cl, 1 gm Fi
DIABETIC: 2 mt, 1 St, 1 Ve
Healthy Exchanges Newsletter, Vol IX, Issue 1 - January 2000, pg 6
Joanna M Lund