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Easy To Make Turkey Lasagna Recipe

In this post I share an easy way to create a somewhat healthy Lasagna using ground turkey.  You will find my secret to make a basic ground turkey into an Italian cuisine.

Turkey Lasagna Recipe

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The best turkey lasagna from my personal notes featuring easy to find ingredients.  Packed with so many delicious layers including a few home grown herbs. It’s rich, flavorful, and exactly what you want in a lasagna.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup of sweet peppers chopped and diced
  • 1 pound of turkey sausage
  • 16 oz. Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz. ready to bake lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded

How to Cook the Ground Turkey

It’s hard to believe when you bite into this filling and super moist dish that ground turkey is involved.  Over the years I have started to prefer poultry in this dish rather than beef.  Not only is the meat mild it is also low in fat.  The secret is adding fresh vegetables to the sauté while preparing the meat.  Letting the flavors marry together by frying up with a table spoon of oil.  As the skillet starts to soak up all the moisture add a dash or two of water or vegetable broth to bring the extra flavors together.  Be sure to scroll down for exact directions below.

Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Flavorful Turkey Lasagna Recipe
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I hope you take advantage of my print option on this recipe.  You can add this to your PDF files or print to use at anytime.  Be sure to check out my information about growing herbs mentioned in this dish on your kitchen counter year-round.

Turkey Lasagna

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Servings: 8

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup of sweet peppers chopped and diced
  • 1 pound of turkey sausage
  • 16 oz. Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz. ready to bake lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded

Instructions

  1. In favorite skillet sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for about 4-5 minutes
  2. Add fresh shredded carrots and diced peppers to the skillet and cook down for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Move vegetable sauté mix to the side of skillet before adding ground turkey to cook down. If too dry add about 1/4 cup of water. Put lid on skillet for about 5 minutes before stirring the meat. Keep the vegetables to one side until all the ground turkey has turned from pink to light brown.
  4. Once the turkey is all brown and not pink mix the vegetables together around in the skillet. Let cook down another 5 minutes adding water if needed. Do not let the bottom of skillet go dry.
  5. Set enough marinara of spaghetti sauce aside to coat bottom of casserole dish. In a 9×9 dish this is usually about 1/2 cup of sauce.
  6. Slowly add spaghetti or marinara sauce to the skillet mix. Cook for about 10 minutes bringing to slow simmer.
  7. In a mixing bowl add ricotta cheese, 2 beaten eggs, parmesan cheese and herbs. Mix well and set aside for layering process.
  8. In 9×9 baking casserole dish add enough pasta sauce to cover the bottom before adding 1st layer of lasagna noodle.
  9. Layer onto of dry noodle meat sauce mix.
  10. Layer lasagna noodle before adding cheese mix
  11. repeat twice or until you have 5 layers finishing with a thin layer of sauce and mozeralla cheese on top.

Let’s Connect

Are you a fan of ground turkey?  I would love to hear about your adventures with this poultry so be sure to comment below.  If you tried my recipe please do share with me below.

Happy Baking,

Bren Haas

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