Light Italian-Style Shepard's Pie

in food •  7 months ago

I call this an Italian-Style Shepard's Pie. It's a light and easy meal with a few simple ingredients. Want a vegetarian version (my favorite)? Simply substitute beefless crumbles.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Cheese, Ricotta, Part-Skim
  • 2 tbsp Egg Substitute/Egg Beaters
  • 6 oz Cheese, mozzarella, reduced fat
  • 1 1/2 cup Raw Tomatoes, crushed, or canned
  • 10 oz Beef, ground, 95-97% lean or beefless crumbles
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasonings

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook ground beef/beefless crumbles.
  3. Add tomatoes, ¼ tsp. garlic salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Mix ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup (3 oz) of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, egg substitute, Italian seasoning, and remaining garlic salt and pepper in a separate bowl.
  5. Fill the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish with the meat mixture and top with the cheese filling.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes and let cool 10 minutes before slicing.

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Buon Appetito! Buen Provecho! Enjoy!

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