Almost Lasagna

Lisa Durham


An Anne Coleman recipe. Help keeping dinner on a budget. Serve with garlic bread and a salad and you have a great meal!

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
40 Min


1 lb
elbow macaroni, cooked
1 lb
ground turkey, (or beef, chicken, sausage or tofu crumbles)
1 jar(s)
pasta sauce, (26 ounces)
freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 lb
ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 c
diced zucchini, matchstick carrots, etc
salt and pepper


1Brown meat and drain well, if necessary
2While meat is cooking, stir together eggs, ricotta, grated Parmesan and salt and pepper.
3Mix cooked meat, macaroni, sauce and veggies. Add ricotta mixture and blend well.
4Coat a 9-by-13 baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil and spread half of macaroni mixture evenly over the bottom. Top with a cup of mozzarella and a healthy sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Add the remaining macaroni mixture and top with another cup of mozzarella and another sprinkle of Parmesan. Cover with foil.
5Heat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake the casserole for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes until the cheese on top is lightly browned and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids