Copycat Weight watchers Baked Ziti with spinach

 Copycat weight watchers : baked ziti with spinach

A tasty, healthy version, of  weight watchers baked Ziti with spinach. This Simple, yet delicious copycat version, has a touch of spinach, fresh basil, and thyme. For more robust flavor,        add crushed tomatoes,oregano,freshly chopped cilantro and garlic. Will make it taste like the old Italian classic favorite.

Copycat Weight watchers: Baked Ziti with spinach

Total Time: 60 mins.

Prep Time: 35 mins

Bake Time 15 mins

Single Serving: 6 or 8 oz.of 6-9 Ramekins.

Each serving 5 Point Total

Ingredients 

6 oz. ziti pasta cooked
8 oz can crushed tomatoes
8 oz can tomatoes puree
4 oz. shredded reduced fat 4 cheese Italian
4 oz. reduced fat mild cheddar
1 1/2 tablespoon of crushed garlic
1/2 pound of ground turkey
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp thyme
1/4 finely red chopped
1 1/2 cups of cooked spinach
Salt & pepper
2 1/2 tsp olive oil

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add onions and garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes. Then add turkey cook until browned, breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 3 to 5 minutes; drain off any fat and set pan back over medium heat.
2.Add spinach, and finely chopped oregano, basil, thyme and salt & pepper. Cook for a few minutes and add both tomatoes, bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3.Then In a large bowl, combine meat sauce, with the spinach, and cheeses {set aside some cheese }.
4.Using a large spoon, fill ramekins with the combine ingredients in bowl, repeat until all ramekins are filled.
5.Single Serving: 6 or 8 oz.of 6-9 Ramekins. Then In a large bowl, combine meat sauce, with the spinach, and cheeses {set aside some cheese }.
6. Using a large spoon, fill ramekins with the combined ingredients from the  bowl, repeat until all ramekins are filled.
7.Sprinkle remaining cheeses, add some freshly chopped cilantro or basil . And bake for 10-15 mins,
take out and cool.
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Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Pasta dishes is just one of my nephew favorite things. He has a lot, he’s a serious foodie. Normally, I would put 3 different italian cheese in this for him, but, I going keep light today.

Toss pasta with and cheese

Toss pasta with and cheese

Add dressing and serve

Add dressing and serve

 

Total Time: 50 mins

Prep:25 mins

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and

Italian dressing

Ingredients 

1/4  pound cooked  turkey sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1   teaspoon olive oil
1 cup red onions minced
3 cups  torn fresh spinach
1 box of bow tie pasta
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/4  cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4  teaspoon black pepper

 Italian Dressing mix

1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
 2 tablespoons salt
 1/4 cup white vinegar
  2/3 cup canola oil
 2 tablespoons water
  

   

Directions 

1.In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Whisk well and set aside.
2.Cut the sausage  lengthwise into quarters. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces. In a large skillet,  heat garlic in  olive oil for a few seconds, Stir in sausage, onions, spinach and  reduce heat.  Cook, stirring frequently, for a few minutes or just until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.
 3.Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and place in large bowl. Combine sausage, onions, spinach mixture and italian dressing.  Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

White cheddar cheese drop biscuits with spinach

White cheddar cheese drop biscuit with spinach White cheddar cheese drop biscuit with spinach I have to say  this is one of my favorite biscuit recipes to make. It’s ready in 20 mins. But, I warn you, the smell from the oven will leave  you drooling, waiting for it to come out. This is a drop method recipe. Adapted from  Bisquick Heart Smart mix. It’s so easy to make . Defrost chopped spinach, then drain and set aside until biscuit batter is ready. Drop on lightly oil cookie sheet, bake for 8-10 mins. Brush melted butter and garlic over slightly hot biscuits and serve warm. Place 2 inch's  apart Place 2 inch’s apart You can see the chopped spinach in the drop batter. YUMMY ! You can see the chopped spinach in the drop batter. YUMM       Prep time: 10 mins Overall time:20 mins Bake time: 8-10 mins severing 12   Ingredients 2 cups Bisquick Heart Smart® mix 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp white  Cheddar cheese 1- 1/2 of chopped spinach Frozen { drained } 3/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk 2-3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder   Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together Bisquick mix and cheese; make well in center of mixture. Drop in chopped defrosted and drain spinach.
  3. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Onto cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.  Brush  garlic and melted  butter , over warm biscuits; serve immediately.