-Nonstick cooking spray
-3 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti or angel hair pasta (or 1 cup leftover cooked pasta) I used Penne past with no problems
-1/2pund lean ground turkey or sirloin
-1/2cup broccoli puree
-1 large egg white
-2 tbsp grated Parmesan
-2 cloves garlic, chopped
-2 cups bottle tomato sauce
-1 cup low fat (1%) cottage cheese
-1/4 cup carrot puree
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp pepper
-1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta, and cook until al dente. Drain in a colander. (Skip this step if you have leftover pasta.)
3. In a small bowl, mix the ground turkey or sirloin with the broccoli puree, egg white, Parmesan, and garlic. From the mixture into ½ inch balls.
4. In a large bowl, stir the cooked pasta, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, carrot puree, and salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the pie plate and smooth the top. Scatter meatballs on top and sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, until the center is firm and the cheese is bubble, 25-30 minutes.