Double Turkey Lasagna

Double Turkey Lasagna

I’m a huge fan of comfort food- mashed potatoes and gravy is definitely my go to when I need a warm homey meal. But there’s also something about Lasagna… Maybe it’s the layers of yummy goodness or the ooey gooey cheesiness. I can’t quite pin point it, but it’s a meal that just makes me happy inside.

My go to lasagna recipe utilizes my crockpot—which has never let me down. But being a Monday night after work and being unprepared, I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to make my usual recipe. A quick google search led me to the perfect answer—I could use my same recipe {although I did end up tweaking it a bit} and just bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s the perfect alternative for those days when the crock pot timeline seems a bit too long.

Double Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients:
2 Hot Turkey Sausage Links
1 lb Ground Turkey
1 Onion, diced
2 14.5 oz Cans Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Oreano
½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
½ tsp of Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp Garlic Powder
3 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided
8 oz Ricotta Cheese
9 Lasagna Sheets

Double Turkey Lasagna

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Over medium high heat, cook the onion and turkey until the onion is tender and the turkey is no longer pink, about 7-8 minutes. Add tomato sauce and spices to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and begin layering lasagna. Start with one fourth of the meat sauce, layer 3 lasagna sheets. The sheets will expand while cooking, so don’t worry if there is empty space between them. Layer ½ the cheese mixture on top of the noodles and top with the second fourth of the meat sauce. Add a second layer of noodles, the remaining cheese mixture and another fourth of the meat sauce. Top with the final layer of noodles and meat sauce. Sprinkle one cup of mozzarella cheese evenly across the top of the dish.

Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and lasagna noodles have fully cooked.

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