Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

Jennifer Bass


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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20 Min
35 Min


  • 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

How to Make Cheesy Turkey Lasagna


  1. Preheat 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. While the turkey is cooking, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the cheeses and mix well.
  4. Lightly spray a 1.5-2 qt. baking dish with cooking spray. Add about 2-4 tablespoons of the marinara mixture on the bottom.
  5. Layer 2-3 lasagna noodles on top of the marinara sauce. Add provolone cheese and dot with the ricotta mixture.
  6. Add a generous portion of the meat sauce.
  7. Layer lasagna noodles over the meat sauce and repeat step 5.
  8. Place 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.

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About Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

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

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