Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Night Bite for my Big Sweet Pea

My parents are on their way to the SP house as I type. Hooray! Hubby and I have a night out so I am running to the grocery story to get some things for an easy dinner tonight for our older sweet pea...this is one of his favorites. Who doesn't like pizza and pasta together in one meal?

We use Barilla or Dreamfields pasta to make it even healthier:


Pasta Pizza Pie

1/2# (eyeball it) whole wheat spaghetti, broken into pieces (fun for the sweet peas!)
2 egg whites
1/4 cup milk
2 c part skim shredded mozzarella cheese, divided use
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t dried oregano
jar of spaghetti sauce (if you want to sneak in some veggies, mix them into the sauce)
toppings: we like turkey pepperoni, sliced black olives, and mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook pasta, drain and let cool. In a large bowl mix egg whites and milk until frothy. Add 1/2 cup cheese, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano. Add pasta and mix well. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan, coated with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until mixture is set and slightly browned. Top with spaghetti sauce (may not use the entire jar), remaining cheese and toppings. Return to the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly...usually about another 15 minutes (depends on how many toppings, etc).

3 comments:

Jenn said...

Think I'm going to try this tonight with my spaghetti squash. Maybe the kiddos will be fooled.

Julie said...

Do you think you could start adding how many calories are in your dishes :) thanks!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Julie,

there is a website called sparkpeople.com where you can enter the ingredients and get the calories, fat, etc. I would love to do it, but I can barely find the time to do the recipes and posts as it is!

:) SPC