Saturday, September 12, 2009

Marinara Bread Casserole

  • ½ c. chopped onion
  • ½ c. chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 c. (one 8 ounce can) Hunt’s tomato sauce
  • ¾ c. water
  • 1 c. (one 8 ounce can) tomatoes, chopped and un-drained
  • ½ c. sliced mushrooms, drained
  • ¼ c. grated Kraft fat free Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ t. Italian Dressing
  • ½ t. dried minced garlic
  • 1 t. dried parsley flakes
  • 1 T. Sugar Twin
  • 8 slices reduced calorie Italian bread, torn into large pieces
  • ½ c. + 1 T. shredded Kraft reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8 inch baking dish with olive oil-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, sauté onion and green pepper for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, water, un-drained tomatoes, and mushrooms.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic, parsley flakes, and Sugar twin. Mix well to combine.
  5. Fold in bread pieces. Spoon hot mixture into prepared baking dish.
  6. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.
Serves 4 =3 points per serving

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