Low-Carb Microwave Pasticcio Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Low-Carb Microwave Pasticcio which belongs to the Poultry recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 1 pound (455 g) ground turkey
  2. medium onion, chopped
  3. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  4. teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. 1 cup (250 g) ricotta cheese
  7. cup (15.2 g) chopped fresh parsley
  8. teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal
  9. teaspoon pepper
  10. 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter
  11. teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal
  12. 1 cups (360 ml) heavy cream
  13. cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  14. 2 cups (450 g) cooked spaghetti squash

Cooking Instructions

To make the pasticcio: In a microwave-safe casserole dish, combine the onion and garlic; place the turkey on top.

Microwave this uncovered for 5 minutes at full power.

Stir it up a bit, breaking up the ground turkey in the process.

Microwave the turkey and onion mixture for another 3 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through.

Break up the turkey some more?you want it well crumbled?and drain off the fat.

Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg and microwave it for just another minute to blend the flavors.

Transfer the turkey mixture to a bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper; set aside.

To make the sauce: In yet another bowl or a measuring cup (okay, you need both a microwave and a dishwasher for this to be a convenient recipe!) combine the butter, salt, cream, and cheese to make the sauce.

Spray a microwave-safe casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In the dish, layer half of the spaghetti squash, then half the turkey mixture, then half the ricotta mixture, and then half the sauce.

Repeat the layers, ending with the sauce.

Microwave the pasticcio at full power for 6 to 8 minutes or until it's bubbly and hot all the way through.

Let it sit for 5 minutes or so and serve.

Serving Yield

6 servings

Nutrition Information

Each with 7 grams of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber, and 22 grams of protein.