Pizza Casserole


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups zucchini or yellow squash, shredded

  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast

  • 2 cups cottage cheese, divided

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • black pepper, to taste

  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce

  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • olive oil cooking spray


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Place zucchini in colander, sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes and then squeeze out moisture.

  • Combine zucchini with egg, nutritional yeast and 1/2 cup cottage cheese.

  • Press mixture into a 9x13 baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  • Bake 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add beef, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until meat is no longer pink and drain if necessary.

  • Stir tomato sauce into beef mixture and spoon over cooked zucchini.

  • Sprinkle with remaining cottage cheese, bell pepper and Italian seasoning.

  • Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.


NOTES 1 serving = 4 oz protein, 2 cups vegetable Nutritional yeast may be eliminated if you cannot find it. It adds a nice cheese-like flavor.

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