Turkey Lasagna: Healthier Alternative With All The Flavor

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You’re due for an easy turkey lasagna recipe that packed full of flavor. A simple made sauce with a ton of veggies and topped off with gooey cheese.

turkey lasagna recipe

Looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy your lasagna cravings? Look no further than turkey lasagna! With its flavorful and lean meat, this dish is a delicious twist on the classic Italian favorite. Turkey lasagna offers a lighter yet equally satisfying option that you can enjoy guilt-free.

Made with layers of ground turkey meat, savory marinara sauce, and melted cheese, this dish is a testament to the fact that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Each bite is bursting with flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Whether you’re looking to make a few meals a bit healthier or simply looking to switch up your dinner routine, turkey lasagna is a must-try. It’s a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste, so you can savor every bite with satisfaction.

How To Make Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients needed

  • Ground turkey
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Basil
  • Ricotta
  • Salt & pepper
turkey lasagna recipe

Making the turkey lasagna recipe

  1. First, you want to make the sauce first. Chop up all the ingredients needed for the sauce. Quick tip, season with salt and pepper as you go along. This is done by adding in a little at a time as you move to the next step or add ingredients.
  2. Now, in a pot brown the ground turkey first. Remove the turkey once it’s all cooked and set it to the side.
  3. Then, in the pan add the diced onions, diced red bell pepper and the garlic. Cook everything until the ingredients are soft and fragrant.
  4. Next, toss in the chopped basil and cook for about 15 seconds. Now carefully pour in the crushed tomatoes and lower the heat to avoid splashing.
  5. Add in the balsamic then cover the pot and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering preheat the oven to 375F, cook the lasagna noodles according to the package and shred your cheese unless you bought pre-shredded.
  6. Once the sauce is done do your last taste for salt and pepper. Next in a 16×9 baking dish start to layer your lasagna.
  7. Now, first you want to layer a little sauce because the noodles will stick to the bottom if you don’t. Next layer are the noodles and you can overlap them a bit, you should be able to get 4 noodles on each layer. Three across and one side-ways at the edge.
  8. The next layer will be sauce, dollops of ricotta then spread them within the sauce. Now, some cheese and then repeat. The last later should be noddles with sauce then cheese on top to finish the turkey lasagna. Cover the baking dish with foil.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes watching the cheese. If you like the crispy edges remove the foil and bake longer or place the dish under the broil for a few minutes which is faster.
  10. Lastly, allow the lasagna to cool a bit and serve.

How to store leftovers

Turkey lasagna is one of the best meals to save for later. I would argue its always better the next day. You can store it as is in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

But, a great way is to freeze it. After the lasagna has been in the refrigerator one night cut it up into squares. Then, freeze the squares and you can pull them out and cook them from frozen in the oven.

Wrap the turkey lasagna square in foil the bake at 350F for about 30-45 minutes. It’ll come out perfect and held together unlike the first day when the lasagna is made.

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turkey lasagna recipe

Turkey Lasagna

You're due for an easy turkey lasagna recipe that packed full of flavor. A simple made sauce with a ton of veggies and topped off with gooey cheese.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 serving

Equipment

  • 16×9 Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounce lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 cups whole milk ricotta cheese

Sauce

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 28 ounce cans of crushed tomato
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions
 

  • First, you want to make the sauce first. Chop up all the ingredients needed for the sauce. Quick tip, season with salt and pepper as you go along. This is done by adding in a little at a time as you move to the next step or add ingredients.
  • Now, in a pot brown the ground turkey first. Remove the turkey once it's all cooked and set it to the side.
  • Then, in the pan add the diced onions, diced red bell pepper and the garlic. Cook everything until the ingredients are soft and fragrant. 
  • Next, toss in the chopped basil and cook for about 15 seconds. Now carefully pour in the crushed tomatoes and lower the heat to avoid splashing.
  • Add in the balsamic then cover the pot and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering preheat the oven to 375℉, cook the lasagna noodles according to the package and shred your cheese unless you bought pre-shredded.
  • Once the sauce is done do your last taste for salt and pepper. Next in a 16×9 baking dish start to layer your lasagna.
  • Now, first you want to layer a little sauce because the noodles will stick to the bottom if you don't. Next layer are the noodles and you can overlap them a bit, you should be able to get 4 noodles on each layer. Three across and one side-ways at the edge. 
  • The next layer will be sauce, dollops of ricotta then spread them within the sauce. Now, some cheese and then repeat. The last later should be noddles with sauce then cheese on top to finish the turkey lasagna. Cover the baking dish with foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes watching the cheese. If you like the crispy edges remove the foil and bake longer or place the dish under the broil for a few minutes which is faster.
  • Lastly, allow the lasagna to cool a bit and serve.
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