“Very easy to prepare - 10 minutes max! They had good taste and texture, but were a little spicy...very tasty and flavorful. I tend to expect healthier foods to be more bland. The bold taste was a plus for us!” (Julie, mother of 2)
Low broiler, 2 burners
baking sheet, small saucepan, medium saucepan
4 or more depending on ages
8 oz dry whole grain spaghetti (try spelt!)Cook pasta in medium saucepan according to package directions and drain.
3 cups spaghetti sauce (reduced sodium)Warm sauce in small saucepan.
4 Health is Wealth Chicken-Free Patties
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheeseCook chicken free patties. Julie cooked them in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. To prepare in oven or toaster oven, preheat to 425 and place patties on baking sheet. Heat for 5 min, turn over, heat 5 min more until hot. On cooktop, heat 1/8 inch olive oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add frozen patties, cover and heat for 5 min, turn over and heat uncovered for 3-6 min until hot. Place cooked patties on baking sheet and top each with 1/4 cup sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, and 1/2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place under low broiler 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with pasta and extra sauce. “The adults were served on top of the pasta, but the kids had their pasta on the side with sauce - they don't like their food to touch.”
Use spelt pasta for extra protein. For a lower carb option, serve Chicken-Free Patty Parmesan over sauteed spinach or escarole, or serve with a side salad or steamed asparagus instead of pasta. Sprinkle each chicken patty with 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil, or parsley for added color and nutrients!