Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Turkey Lasagna

Ok M, here is your request #2, an easy and delicious lasagna recipe. We also made this one a little healthier by using ground turkey and zucchini instead of beef. Even though it seems like there are a lot of ingredients this is actually a really quick recipe. I hope you enjoy this lasagna as much as we do.

1TBS olive oil
1lbs ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 6oz can tomato paste
3 8oz cans tomato sauce
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 cup shredded zucchini
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1 8oz carton ricotta cheese
1 egg
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
lasagna noodles, boiled
(you can always opt in for the ready to bake noodles as well)

Chop the onion and garlic. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan on med-high heat.

Brown the onions, garlic and turkey in the heated pan.

Add the tomato sauce, paste and stewed tomatoes and mix well. Once the sauce begins to bubble, turn it down to a simmer.

Use a cheese grater to shred the zucchini.

Stir in the zucchini, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste being careful not to over salt it.

In a small bowl mix the ricotta and egg until well blended.

Place a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish to keep the lasagna from sticking.

Cover the sauce with a layer of lasagna noodles.

Layer the noodles with half of the sauce and half the ricotta cheese mixture.

Top the layer off with 2 cups of shredded mozzerella cheese.

Repeat another layer with the remaining noodles, sauce, ricotta and mozzarella. Bake the lasagna at 350 degrees for 30min or until it is bubbly.

There is nothing better than a good homemade lasagna. One bite of this and you'll never want another frozen lasagna again! Enjoy!!


mmdemille said...

looks soo good and super yummy