Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Paula Deen's Lean: Three Meat Pasta

I have three words for Three Meat Pasta...yum, yum, yum!! This dish is so rich and delicious; even with cutting out tons of added fat and calories. It still tastes too good to be the light version, so I can't even imagine what the real thing tastes like. Follow this recipe for a hearty meal that is sure to fill you up and not leave you feeling guilty.



12 ounces  WHOLE WHEAT angel hair pasta
2 cups cooked chicken (I added some spice to mine; Red Pepper Flakes)
2 cups cooked Lean Jennie-O TURKEY Smoked Sausage
2 cups cooked lean ham, cubed
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 cup KRAFT FAT FREE Cheddar cheese, shredded
16 ounces 1% or FAT FREE cottage cheese
1/2 cup  FAT FREE sour cream
3 chicken bouillon cubes (reduced-sodium)
1 cup hot water
1  cup Parmesan cheese, grated (Save 1/2 cup for topping)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot, boil salted water for angel hair pasta. When cooked, drain and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together the chicken, sausage, ham, onions, red pepper, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Mix in the pasta.

In a separate small pot, dissolve bouillon cubes with hot water and pour over the meat and pasta.

Pour mixture into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch greased baking dish and top with the Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the bubbling around the edges.


This dish turned out really well. I actually goofed and used only two chicken cubes, but it still had tons of flavor. This dish is very filling and although it claims to only yield 4-6 servings, I would say 6-8. A little goes a long way! Check out Paula Deen's original Three Meat Pasta recipe.

Try out this leaner version of Paula's amazing dish and let me know if you made any different healthy changes to this recipe. ENJOY!

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 555.83 calories;  9.46g fat;  65.86g carbohydrate;  54.79g protein; 5.68g fiber


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  2. I cant believe this is light meal! Meat and pasta! I'm definitely going to try this! I also thought you might like to know that Im having a recipe week over at www.everydaymomideas.com where you can link up one of your favorite or most recent recipes. We would love to have you.



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