Turkey Lasagna

As stated in my previous post I made lasagna. and they loved it, like they really LOVED IT. they kept getting up to get more, and telling me how good it was. 😀 makes a cooks heart happy. not that I’m a cook but I cook lol…

Kept it pretty simple, just meat and cheesey goodness, with noodles that you don’t have to cook first. (Love these noodles, they make your life easy and that’s not a bad thing. And they are in the same aisle as the other ones, they’re just smaller)

I started first by making the ground turkey/meat sauce.

{I don’t have pics of the process but I’ll tell you what I did and how I layered it and all that.}

What do you need for the lasagna? : turkey/meat sauce, ricotta cheese ( I used 15 oz), parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and italian 5 cheese, tomato sauce.

 

TURKEY/ MEAT SAUCE

Minced garlic (few cloves)

Minced white onion

Olive Oil

Garlic salt & Black pepper

Italian Seasoning

Garlic powder & Onion Powder

1 lb ground turkey (or 1 lb ground meat)

2 cans 8 oz tomato sauce

 

I turned the stove on, with the pan and let it heat up. Coated the bottom with olive oil, let that get warm. Then I threw in the minced onion and garlic and cooked them til the onion was transculent and the kitchen was smelling amazing. [i love the smell of garlic when it’s being cooked ! <3] I put the ground turkey in and used a spatula to break it up, and cook them til they were brown. (turkey doesn’t get as brown as meat so don’t overcook it lol)

Then I added in the tomato sauce, (I believe I used a basil, oregano and garlic flavor sauce??) and the spices, also maybe 1/4 cup water.  I let all that sit and cook for a few mins, stirring as you go.

Pre heated my oven to 350 F.

Coated the bottom of my lasagna pan with tomato sauce. (The noodles need to be “wet” so I always try to layer under and on top of them with tomato sauce or else they will get very crispy, and not in the good way. I put a layer of noodles.

Put a layer of the meat sauce. Sprinkled mozzarella.

Then I mixed ricotta cheese with parmesan and a little garlic salt and pepper. Put a layer of that (about half of the ricotta mix).

Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce and then another layer of noodles. Put the rest of the meat sauce on top of the noodles.

Sprinkled mozzarella and italian 5 cheese and the rest of the ricotta mix. Sprinkled more parmesan, and thin layer of tomato sauce and then noodles.

Because the noodles need to be “wet” i put a thin layer of tomato sauce on top and sprinkled more parmesan and italian 5 cheese to finish it off.

Cooked it for about 30 mins. Voila.

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One of the girls brought garlic bread so we ate that with it too. 😀

 

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2 thoughts on “Turkey Lasagna

  1. Granny says:

    I could eat it right now, sounds so good. There are lasagna squares that you do not neet to cook or wet. For a 13X9 pan you use three across with a little space in between because they spread when cooked. Barilla has them. I love to use them, saves time and it comes out lighter than they regular Lasagna stro[s/ Yummy, yummy.

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