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Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

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Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 16 oz box lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 2 8oz jars tomato sauce
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 garlic cloves diced
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 15oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon canola oil and cook the ground turkey over med-high heat, stirring consistently to crumble and separate meat.
  2. Stir in all seasonings, spices and herbs and pour in tomato sauce.
  3. Reduce heat to a low simmer.
  4. Place lasagna noodles flat in a baking pan or casserole dish.
  5. Meanwhile, bring 8 cups of water and 1 tbsp of salt to a boil and pour directly over the noodles.
  6. Allow noodles to sit for 30 minutes in the hot water, drain, rinse and discard pasta water.
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, seasoned salt and place mixture in the fridge until ready to assemble.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 and spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  9. Spread about 1 cup of meat sauce in the bottom of pan.
  10. Place a layer of noodles in the bottom of pan, slightly overlapping, trimming as necessary.
  11. Spread 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and top with 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Repeat ...layering for a total of three layers.
  12. Place final layer of pasta noodles, topped with remaining meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, mild cheddar cheese.
  13. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes to allow cheese to melt and slightly brown.
  15. Allow lasagna to cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

***You may use ground meat of your choice in any combination***



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