Skinny Baked Spaghetti is a higher protein, lower fat version of the original Million Dollar Spaghetti that still tastes amazing and will fill that pasta craving while keeping your eating habits on track.
MAKE THE SAUCE: heat olive oil over medium heat in large, deep pot. Saute onion and mushroom until tender, about 6 minutes. Add in ground beef and break apart as it browns. Stir in minced garlic and seasonings. Pour in sauce and water. Stir, cover, bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes to 1 hour, adding in a little water if sauce gets too thick.
COOK PASTA according to pasta directions in salted boiling water. Drain and set aside.
MAKE THE BECHAMEL SAUCE: melt butter over medium heat in small pot. Sprinkle flour over top and whisk to create a paste. Cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk slowly in three parts, allowing sauce to thicken and bubble before adding in each additional splash. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
TO ASSEMBLE, pour cooked spaghetti into a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish. Top with pasta sauce evenly. Drizzle bechamel sauce overtop the red sauce and any pasta noodles that didn't get covered. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Cut into 12 squared and serve hot.
Skinny Baked Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 5g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.