Saturday, January 10, 2009

Turkey-Spinach Lasagna

I loooooove lasagna. LOOOOOOOVE IT. I think I get it from my dad - he loves it too. :)

While nothing really beats a good ol' plain lasagna, sometimes I like playing around with it just for something different. I found this Cooking Light version in Brooke's blog and really couldn't wait to make it. I'm glad I did, because it was amazing - definitely a keeper. I can't wait to make this again! I love having spinach in it, because it makes me feel like my bowl full of noodles and cheese is a healthy dinner. ;)

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 (26-ounce) jars low-fat marinara sauce (or equivalent homemade)
  • 1 (16-ounce) carton fat-free ricotta
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 cooked lasagna noodles or no-boil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add turkey, onion,red pepper flakes and garlic; cook until meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Add 5 3/4 cups marinara sauce; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Combine ricotta cheese, egg substitute, Parmesan, parsley, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and spinach; stir well. Spread remaining marinara sauce in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 noodles over marinara; top with cottage cheese mixture and half of the mozzarella.

Spoon half of the turkey mixture over the mozzarella. Arrange the remaining noodles over turkey mixture. Top with remaining turkey mixture and mozzarella.Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Oh, this looks great. I love lasagna, and would love this healthier version!

  2. I love a hearty lasagna too and this one looks delicious!


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