March 20, 2009

Lasagna with ground turkey

Lasagna is now a now craze at my home ever since my friend K made this dish it has been a big hit. The first time she made it for us ground beef was used, then we modified to healthy version the recipe down has turkey which tastes absolutely great and of course more healthy. Lasagna is pretty filling but can be made as per ur likes and dislikes by adding more veges like spinach etc.

what u need:
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (we used prego)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • hand full chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low fat mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a wide pan, heat EVOO add ground turkey, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in tomato sauce, and water. Season with crushed pepper, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  2. Simmer, covered, for about 15 mins till the turkey is all done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine feta cheese with egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. To assemble, spread the turkey with sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the feta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese . Spoon meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

  7. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes till the cheese on top browns . Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with garlic bread or by itself


Malar Gandhi said...

Whoo what a drool worthy picture, nice job, ground turkey in

I even liked the chicken curry below, sounds yummy.

Cynthia said...

Gosh, that looks sooooo good!

Fitness Foodie said...

I am yet to have lasagna this winter. That is not typical of me. I think I will have to make one this week. Yours looks really yummy.

FH said...

We love Lasagna at home, usually on Sundays. Turkey Lasagna looks so delicious, good one MR! )

Cham said...

Wow the cheese is just callling me!

Finla said...

WOw wow super yumm.

MR said...

Thanks Malar
try both turkey lasagna and chicken curry
Parker we had a whole lot of lasagna this winter :)
Thanks Asha
ya! this will make a great sunday brunch
thanks Cham ,Cynthia and Happy cook

Raks said...

MR, Looks mouthwatering! I had lasagna with mushrooms,really liked it! this looks great too!

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