Turkey Lasagna

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Turkey Lasagna

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to traditional lasagna? In this recipe, I'll guide you through making a delicious turkey lasagna that's packed with flavor. Let's dive into the ingredients and steps to create this mouthwatering dish.

This turkey lasagna offers a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor. The combination of seasoned turkey, marinara sauce, and cheesy layers creates a satisfying and wholesome dish. Experiment with the ingredients and proportions to suit your taste preferences.


For the meat sauce

For the cheese layer

Remaining ingredients


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Make the Meat Sauce

  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in garlic and ground beef. Break meat apart as it browns. Once the meat has browned completely, pour in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, bay leaves, dried basil, sugar, Italian Seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook sauce for 1-2 hours or until very thick. You may have to add a little extra water as it reduces down to prevent scorching. This is normal.

  2. While the meat sauce cooks, make the cheese layer: stir cheeses together in a bowl with basil, parsley, and salt & pepper. Set aside.

  3. Cook lasagna noodles 2/3 of the time marked on the package. About 7 minutes or so. Drain and place noodles in a large bowl of cold water.

Layering the Lasagna

  1. Spread 1/2 cup prepared sauce in the bottom of a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Layer in 5-6 noodles across the bottom to completely cover. Spread half of the cheese mixture over top of the noodles and then one-third of the sauce. Top with another layer of noodles, the second half of the cheese mixture, and another third of the sauce. The final layer is the last of the noodles and the last of the meat sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 lb. grated mozzarella cheese. So real quick, here is the order of the layers:

    • Meat Sauce (just a little so the noodles don't stick to the bottom)
    • Noodles
    • Cheese Filling
    • Meat Sauce
    • Noodles
    • Cheese Filling
    • Meat Sauce
    • Noodles
    • Meat Sauce
    • Mozzarella Cheese
  2. To bake: preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover lasagna with greased foil. Bake for 45 minutes with foil on. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until the cheese has browned and everything is hot all the way through. Remove from oven, cover lightly with foil and rest 20-30 minutes before cutting and serving. Sprinkle with dried parsley flakes, cut into squares and serve.

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