Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

We love Italian food, so it's no surprise that when I cook, it's usually tomato based or highly seasoned with garlic and Italian seasonings. I chose to use ground turkey with this recipe for a change of the Italian sausage I normally use.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground turkey
6 clove
finely minced fresh garlic
2 medium
onions, finely diced
4 c
marinara sauce
4
lasagna noodles, cooked per package directions
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning, divided
salt and pepper
1 small
container, part-skim ricotta cheese
2 c
italian blend cheese
6 slice
provolone cheese

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a large pot to boil and salt generously. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Bring a medium sized pot to medium-low heat and add the marinara sauce; cover.

2In a large skillet, brown turkey, 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, and half of the diced onions and minced garlic. Put the other half of the Italian seasoning and onion/garlic mixture into the marinara sauce, stir, cover, and let simmer. Cook turkey until meat is no longer pink. Drain on paper towel lined plates if there is a lot of grease. Add the meat to the marinara sauce and mix well.

3While the turkey is cooking, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the cheeses and mix well.

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4Lightly spray a 1.5-2 qt. baking dish with cooking spray. Add about 2-4 tablespoons of the marinara mixture on the bottom.

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5Layer 2-3 lasagna noodles on top of the marinara sauce. Add provolone cheese and dot with the ricotta mixture.

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6Add a generous portion of the meat sauce.

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7Layer lasagna noodles over the meat sauce and repeat step 5.

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8Place your baking dish on a cookie sheet to prevent any messes in the oven. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cheese is nice and bubbly or brown on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #lasagna