As you may notice, I love to cook Italian food. Lasagna is a classic that I love to make for my family when I want some leftovers or when I’m cooking for a lot of people. Everyone is always left with happy tummies.
- 1/2 pound package of ground turkey
- 1 pound Hot Jimmy Dean Sausage
- 2 cans (14.5 ounce) Hunts Tomato Sauce
- 3 cups of Low fat ricotta cheese
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 bags of mozzarella cheese
- 5 leaves of fresh basil (julienned)
- 3 tbsp. oregano
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 whole beaten eggs
- Lasagna noodles (about 12)
- fresh baby spinach
Boil lasagna pasta, add salt to water for flavor and a splash of olive oil to prevent sticking.
In a large skillet combine, ground turkey, sausage and garlic. Cook over medium heat until brown. Drain half of the fat, keep some for flavor. Add tomato sauce, 1 tbsp oregano, basil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine and simmer for 45 mins.
I made my sauce separately but either way works. just combine with both are finished.
While sauce is simmering, in a mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup of parmesan, beaten eggs, 2 tblsp oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper. stir to combine and set aside.
cook lasagna al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water so its easier to work with. I lay mine out of non stick foil first.
Arrange a layer of pasta on bottom of baking dish overlapping. (about 4 pastas)
spoon half of cheese mixture over the pasta.
spread a layer or mozzarella cheese over ricotta mixture.
layer of baby spinach
spoon a little less than half of meat mixture
Repeat, ending in meat mixture. Sprinkle top generously with parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake 350 degrees for about 30 mins or until hot and bubbly. The last 15 mins of baking, remove foil.