Spring Onion Casserole

Ann Dunaway Teh
Spring Onion Casserole gets a nutrition boost from mushrooms added to ground beef and tofu replacing cream cheese. It's the perfect family friendly casserole to eat or share with friends.
Spring Onion Casserole gets a nutrition boost from mushrooms added to ground beef and tofu replacing cream cheese. It's the perfect family friendly casserole to eat or share with friends.

Spring Onion Casserole

A makeover of one of Ann's favorite childhood casserole recipes to incorporate mushrooms and tofu while lowering the fat and boosting the overall nutrition.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Beef, Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 box whole grain thin spaghetti noodles
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 16 oz tomato sauce no salt added
  • 14 oz soft tofu drained
  • 1 pint light sour cream
  • 6 spring onions sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large pot, cook the noodles in boiling water until they are al dente, or still a little firm but easy to bite.
  • While the noodles are cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Once the beef is browned and no longer pink, add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Add salt, pepper, sugar, soy sauce, and tomato sauce to the meat mixture. Bring to a boil then simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  • Combine tofu, sour cream, and green onions in a bowl and stir well, breaking tofu into small pieces.
  • In the baking dish, begin layering by spreading half of the noodles in the bottom of the dish. Top with half of the tofu mixture, then half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Notes

Make Ahead: Assemble the casserole ahead of time and then store covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake and serve. This is also a great meal to prepare and take to a friend with baking instructions.  

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 29gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 498mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
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