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Turning Point of Tampa supports 12 step recovery for those suffering with an eating disorder.  Eating Disorders are progressive, addictive, dangerous and potentially fatal.  We will be featuring one abstinent recipe each month in order to share the hope that recovery is possible.

Johnny Marzetti

½ cup steamed spaghetti squash or 1 cup of vegetable of choice

2 oz. cooked ground turkey, seasoned to taste

3 tbsp. part-skim ricotta or cottage cheese

1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup no-sugar spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray a 16-oz. casserole dish with vegetable coating (Pam, etc.).  Simmer spaghetti sauce with turkey for 15 minutes.  Layer the following:

  • ¼ cup squash or vegetable of choice
  • ½ of the turkey/sauce mixture
  • ¼ cup squash or vegetable of choice
  • All of the ricotta or cottage cheese
  • Remainder of the turkey/sauce mixture

Top with 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese.  Bake until hot and bubbly (about 20 minutes).

Servings:  1

Portion size:  4 oz. protein, 1 vegetable or 1 starch

Suggested Substitutions for spaghetti squash:  Eggplant, zucchini, broccoli or spinach.  Cook before measuring.

** Turkey can be substituted for ½ cup (total) ricotta or cottage cheese.


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