Lasagna

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

Boil lasagna pasta, add salt to water for flavor and a splash of olive oil to prevent sticking.

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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.

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I made my sauce separately but either way works. just combine with both are finished.

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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.

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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.

To assemble

Arrange a layer of pasta on bottom of baking dish overlapping. (about 4 pastas)

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spoon half of cheese mixture over the pasta.

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spread a layer or mozzarella cheese over ricotta mixture.

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layer of baby spinach

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spoon a little less than half of meat mixture

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Repeat, ending in meat mixture. Sprinkle top generously with parmesan cheese.

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so pretty!

Cover with foil and bake 350 degrees for about 30 mins or until hot and bubbly. The last 15 mins of baking, remove foil.

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I’m not very good at getting it out in one piece

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enjoy!!

xo,

J