When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

April 13, 2010

Easy Turkey and Spinach Lasagna Recipe


This recipe actually called for beef and frozen spinach, but I switched it out to ground turkey and fresh spinach. The little bit of red pepper gives it just enough of a kick, but not to spicy for the kiddos. I love using no cook-style lasagna noodles. It makes it so much easier to throw it all together.

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground turkey
1 jar (26-30 oz) prepared spaghetti sauce. (I love Newman's brand)
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian-style diced tomatos, undrained
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 carton (18-oz) part skim ricotta cheese
1 package fresh spinach (chopped)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 medium egg, beaten
8 ea. no cook-style lasagna
1-1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Brown turkey in large nonstick skillet. Pour off drippings. Season with salt, stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, red pepper and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, spinach, egg and parmesan cheese.

In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish begin by spreading 2 cups of sauce over the bottom. Arrange 4 noodles in a single layer. Press noodles into sauce.

Spread entire ricotta cheese mixture over noodles; sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and top with 1-1/2 cups turkey sauce. Arrange remaining noodles in single layer; press into sauce. Top with remaining sauce.

Bake 45 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top and cover with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 mins. cut into squares and serve.

This one was a pretty good hit with all 4 of us. Yum!



Blessed with Grace

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6 comments:

  1. This looks so good...that's my kind of comfort food!

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  2. YUM! Love lasagna! I have never used no-cook noodles before - do they really have the same texture as regular noodles?

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  3. I've never tried the no cook noodles!

    Looks great!

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  5. Just found your blog. The recipe sounds yummy.
    I am going to make it tomorrow. I have never used the no cook noodles.Tomorrow is good day to tried them.I will visit again
    Dottie

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