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Spaghetti and meatball biscuit pies

June 23, 2015

I love pasta… but pasta can cost you a whole whack of points if your following weight watchers, so I like to find ways to incorporate just a little pasta into a yummy dish. These little spaghetti and meatball pies are delicious and only 3 points.. Easy to make and something the whole family will enjoy..

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Spaghetti and meatball biscuit pies
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Serves: 10
 
3sp/pp each
Ingredients
  • 5.5 ounces extra lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cajun seasoning
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 100g spaghetti (I weighed dry pasta)
  • ½ cup pasta sauce (I used a calorie reduced kind)
  • ½ Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 7.5oz package pillsbury biscuits (the ones in the 4 value packs, if you can not find these you can use regular sized pack and weigh out portions)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, boil water on stove for your pasta and cook according to package.
  2. In a small bowl mix your ground beef, panko, oregano, cajun and salt & pepper. Shape into 10 meatballs (each one weighing just over ½ an ounce) if you have more ground beef you can make up extra meatballs to freeze or use for something else..
  3. Brown meatballs in a frying pan on medium for a few minutes then place in an oven safe sprayed dish and bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Spray a regular sized muffin pan. Using a rolling pin, roll out each biscuit and place in your muffin cups, each biscuit weighs approx 21g, so if using a larger pillsbury biscuit pack you can weigh out pieces.
  5. Drain cooked pasta and then transfer to a bowl, mix in ½ cup reduced fat/calorie pasta sauce, feel free to add some diced vegetables, I choose not to.
  6. Divide your spaghetti into the 10 biscuit cups, top with your parmesan cheese.
  7. When meatballs are out of the oven place one on top of each pie, bake in oven (350F) for approx 16-18 minutes. The pasta will dry out a little on top but there's something about that little crunch that makes them extra yummy! Makes 10 pies at 3 smart points or 3 points plus each.
  8. Nutritional info per biscuit.. Calories.. 111... Fat 2.6g...Sat fat 0.9g..Carbs 20.4g...Fiber 0.5g..Sugars 2.7g...Protein 6.5g

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