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Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Lasagna is the most delicious comfort food. This lasagna recipe uses a from scratch sauce and is perfect for freezing and pulling out on a busy weeknight.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, pasta recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces lasagana noodles (cooked and drained according to box instructions)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey (93% fat)
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce (just tomato sauce, not spaghetti sauce with seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 16 ounces mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a roaring boil. Add the lasagana noodles and cook according to the time indicated on the box.
  • While the noodles are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. Add in the onion and garlic, cooking until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the ground turkey, breaking it up. Cook until it is well broken up and just begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, oregano, basil, sugar, red pepper flakes and pepper to the meat mixture and set aside. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper to taste.
  • Set aside 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
  • In a large bowl mix together the ricotta, eggs, and the remainder of the mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • Add a ladle full of the sauce and meat mixture to the bottom. Add a layer of lasagna noodles. Top the noodles with some of the cheese mixture and then more sauce and meat. Repeat until you have used all the ingredients (save the set aside cheese). Top with the set aside cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes at the end if you would like the cheese to be more browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 2137mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g