Casseroles are an awesome way to use meat efficiently. One pound of meat in a casserole goes twice as far as one pound of meat as a main dish. I lightened up a recipe I found to make it a healthier choice. Plus The crumb topping is optional, and you could also use whole wheat pasta instead of regular. My family really liked this recipe. I may even get them to eat the leftovers! That's saying something.
Cheesy Ham Rotini Casserole1 lb turkey ham
12 oz tricolor rotini pasta (or 16 oz if that's what your store carries)
2 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 cup light sour cream
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted (optional)
1 cup dry bread crumbs (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bring 2 quarts of water and ham to boil in a large pot. Remove ham when water begins to boil; set aside. Add pasta to pot and cook according to package directions. Chop ham.
Drain pasta and return to pot. Add ham, cheese, sour cream and soup. Scrape into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. If desired sprinkly top of casserole with bread crumbs and then pour butter over the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Total: $6.12, $.77 per serving
1/8 of recipe, without crumb topping, CALORIES 356, FAT 13g, PROTEIN 25g, CARBS 37g, FIBER 2g, SODIUM 945mg, WW Points Plus 9 points