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Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce
Servings: 6 Serving Size 8.75 oz sauce Time: 1 hour Points: 4.6 WW Points
(the spaghetti squash is 0 points, it's the sauce that makes the points!)
1 large spaghetti squash
salt and pepper
Meat Sauce Recipe:
1 lb 95 % lean beef
1 tsp butter
(4oz) 1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup fat free chicken broth
1 bay leaf
Salt and Fresh pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seed and membrane. Season with salt and bake 1 hour on baking sheet, cut side up.
In large deep saute pan, melt butter and oil. Add onions, celery and carrots and saute on medium-low for about 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add meat and season with salt. Brown meat and breakdown into smaller pieces with your spoon. When meat is cooked through, add tomatoes and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken broth and cook until it reduces a bit, then add bay leaf, and cover, reducing heat to low. Simmer at least an hour, stirring occasionally.
When spaghetti squash is cooked, let it cool for about 10 minutes. When cool, use a fork to remove flesh, which will come out in spaghetti looking strands. Keep covered and set aside keeping warm until the sauce is ready.
Serve sauce on spaghetti squash, with cheese on top (optional!)
Chicken Cordon Bleu
SERVINGS: 12 pieces SIZE: 1 TIME: 40 minutes POINTS 5.5 WW points
4 chicken breast halves
1 tbsp water
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
12 slices thin deli ham
12 slices reduced fat Swiss Cheese (I used Sargento)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Slice chicken breast halves into thin cutlets. I usually get 3 thin cutlets out of one breast half. Pound them to make them thinner if you wish. This helps when you crap the cutlets
Cut each slice of cheese into squares and stack on top of each other. Place the slice of ham on top of the chicken, top with cheese and wrap chicken around to completely cover cheese, using toothpicks to secure. (Make sure no holes so cheese doesn't leak out) Season with salt.
Combine the eggs and water, beat.
Dip Chicken into egg wash, then bread crumbs
Spray cookie sheet with oil and place chicken on cookie sheet. Lightly spray chicken with oil and bake about 25 minutes until cooked!