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I saw that there was another recipe for this posted here earlier this year, but I wanted to share this verison I gleaned from WW New Complete Cookbook. I've scaled it higher and changed some ingredients (posted the original below it), and it's delicious! I get rave reviews when I serve it, so much so that I had to make more of it (thus the higher serving recipe).

 

 

* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Pastitsio- doubled and modified

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories :

 

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 pound extra lean ground turkey

4 medium onions -- chopped

2 10 oz box frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry

2 14 1/2 oz cans canned diced tomates

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

freshly ground pepper

3 cups cooked ziti pasta -- 125 grams dry

2 12 fl oz cans fat free evaporated skim milk

4 eggs

4 egg whites, whole

2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese -- 2 2/3 oz

 

1. Preheat the oven to 350- F; spray a 2-quart casserole dish with

nonstick cooking spray.

 

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat. Saute

the turkey and onions, breaking apart the beef with a wooden spoon, until

the beef is cooked through and the onions are soft, 5-8 minutes. Stir in

the spinach, tomatoes, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper; heat through. Stir

in the ziti; transfer to the baking dish.

 

3. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk to just below a boil. Whisk in the

eggs and egg whites until frothy. Pour over the turkey mixture; sprinkle

with the cheese and more of the pepper. Bake until golden brown, about 45

minutes. (I usually microwave the milk on high for 1 minute).

 

 

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 376 Calories; 10g Fat (35.6%

calories from fat); 13g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 103mg

Cholesterol; 391mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 1/2

Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

 

NOTES : 7.55 points for 1/8

 

Per serving: 235 Calories, 7 g Total Fat, 3 g Saturated

Fat, 103 mg Cholesterol, 273 mg Sodium, 24 g Total

Carbohydrate, 3 g Dietary Fiber, 20 g Protein, 316 mg

Calcium. POINTS per serving: 5.

 

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

* Exported from MasterCook *

 

Pastitsio- original recipe

 

Recipe By :

Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/2 pound extra lean ground beef, 95% meat/ 5% fat

2 medium onions -- chopped

1 10 oz box frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry

1 14 1/2 oz can canned diced tomates

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 cups cooked ziti pasta

1 12 fl oz can fat free evaporated skim milk

2 eggs

2 egg whites, whole

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

 

 

Preheat the oven to 350- F; spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick

cooking spray.

 

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat. Saute

the beef and onions, breaking apart the beef with a wooden spoon, until

the beef is cooked through and the onions are soft, 5-8 minutes. Stir in

the spinach, toma-toes, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper; heat through. Stir in

the ziti; transfer to the baking dish.

 

In a medium saucepan, heat the milk to just below a boil. Whisk in the

eggs and egg whites until frothy. Pour over the beef mixture; sprinkle

with the cheese and more of the pepper. Bake until golden brown, about 45

minutes.

 

 

 

Description:

"Greek Lasgana"

 

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 243 Calories; 5g Fat (29.1%

calories from fat); 8g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 70mg

Cholesterol; 315mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1

1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

 

NOTES : 4.67 points

 

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

ENJOY!!!


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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This looks great! i just made an original, full fat version for my family's homecoming from a week at scout camp on Saturday. The full fat version was a whopping 17 points! :ugh: (But i planned for it and was able to have a serving of it ... which was a good feeling) My husband is greek, so I have a BUNCH of full fat grecian specialties - i am starting to collect some of the lower fat kind.

 

 

There are two different point values and nutritional info for the turkey one. Is it 7.55 points or 5? (I'm kind of a dunce at times!) I'm going to print this out to use in a few weeks! Thanks for sharing this!


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I have been looking at this recipe also and was confused over the point value for the turkey version. I am wondering also if it is 7.55 or 5 points per serving. I would like to try this recipe, it looks delicious! Thanks for another one!

 

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Hi!

 

The original recipe, made with the extra lean ground beef, is the 5 point recipe. To get that 5 points, though, you have to use the 95% percent fat free (which I can't get get), and you only get 1/6th of a smallish pan.

 

My modified recipe is the 7.55 recipe- you get a larger amount of food (the recipe is doubled but the servings only increase by 2), and my extra lean turkey is 93% fat free.

 

For our family, the modified recipes works best (we like leftovers and my husband, kids and myself have hearty appitites). If you have a smaller family, or don't eat much, you can use the original recipe, but if you use anything less than 95% fat free ground beef your points will be a bit higher.

 

BTW, I don't like feta cheese, but I checked and it's the same # of points for either feta or regular cheddar cheese.

 

I posted the points at 7.55 instead of rounding up because I don't know how everyone counts there points.

Hope this helps!!


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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Thanks for that clarification! 7.5 points is WELL worth it! This will be my fourth and final recipe for my personal recipe challenge in two weeks (trying to get some new "family pleaser" recipes in)

 

Will now be on the hunt for my week 3 recipe!


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I hope you all like it! I really like this recipe a lot, and with a side salad it's terrific. Now watch, you make it and hate it. :D


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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I ran it through Mastercook using 40% reduced fat cheddar cheese, and it reduces the points by .4 of a point. So it would 7 points if you use whole points, instead of 8 points.


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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Bumping up


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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I made this tonight, and it was yummy. Here are my modifications:

 

Servings: 6

Points per serving: 6

 

1.25 pounds extra lean ground turkey

2 medium onions -- chopped

1 10 oz box frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry

1 14 1/2 oz can canned diced tomates

1 can tomato sauce

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

freshly ground pepper

2 cups cooked whole-wheat ziti pasta

1 12 fl oz can fat free evaporated skim milk

2 eggs

2 egg whites, whole

3/4 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese

 

Follow recipe instructions -- and eat!


Suzie :salut

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Guest laralosing4good

mmmm, sounds yummy! thanks, I must try!

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