Last night Mike and I made lasagna. Now, some of you know this but Mike and I already have made lasagna many times before. We actually have a really good recipe for it! Mike kept telling me that this recipe didn't count, but I disagree. There are some different ingredients, and while some are the same that means it counts as "new"!
Since we had our half marathon we knew we had to carbo-load so lasagna was perfect! We ended up making Ground Turkey Sausage Lasagna using this recipe as a guide.
Ground Turkey Sausage Lasagna
I wish you could see everything in it better!
1 pound ground turkey (we used patties and just broke them up in the skillet)
Barilla No Boil Lasagna noodles (lazy yes, works yes)
1 onion chopped
1 jar of sauce
1 15 oz container Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3 cups spinach
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
You probably noticed the no boil noodles, we swear by those! You don't have to use them if you don't want but for us they work.
We basically followed the directions of the recipe, with a few exceptions. After chopping the onion, the sausage, onion and some garlic powder (not sure how much, ask Mike haha) were sauteed in the skillet until the sausage browned. The original recipe said to add the sauce to the mixture but we skipped this step since it doesn't specify what size jar of sauce!
Meanwhile, I combined the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and the egg in a bowl and mixed it all together.
We used a 9x13 glass baking dish and coated it with non-stick baking spray. Some sauce is poured into the bottom of the pan and then lasagna noodles are placed on top. The order of our layers went: noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, sausage mixture, sauce, spinach (really we just guessed how much to use each time), mozzarella cheese (guessed how much each time again). We repeated this 3 times until the final layer. After the last 4 noodles are put on top, it is topped with sauce, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Ready to go in the oven
The lasagna is cooked in a preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes (I will say covering it might be a good idea for a little while since the mozzarella cheese was slightly overcooked but not too bad!)
This was really good! We will definitely make it again!
And now I'm sure you are wondering how this lasagna is different than our regular lasagna, right? Well some of the procedure is different, in our regular lasagna we mix the mozzarella cheese in the ricotta mixture and some of the ingredients are different. We don't normally use ground turkey sausage, onions, garlic powder nor spinach. I do have to say that all of those were great additions!
What do you put in your lasagna?