Thursday, September 23, 2010

Turkey Spinach Lasagna



When it comes to cooking, I've never been very good at following directions, which is why my lasagne never tastes the same twice!  Always trying to make dinners just a little bit healthier, I've tweaked the basic recipe to include lean ground turkey, whole wheat noodles, chopped spinach and low-fat cheese!  The only one that complained about the spinach was Ella, but then again, she also fussed about the meat, the onions and the red sauce.......

Turkey Spinach Lasagna

1 Package whole wheat lasagna noodles
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Sauce:

1 cup frozen or fresh diced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons EVOO
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound turkey sausage
2 - 28 ounce jars of your favorite pasta sauce (Today I used Kroger 6-cheese)
1 12-ounce bag of frozen, chopped spinach

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent, but not brown.  Add meat and cook until brown.  Add pasta sauce and chopped spinach and cook until spinach is thawed and separated.

Spray a glass 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Cover bottom of pan with sauce.  Place a single layer of uncooked noodles on top of sauce.  Place 1/3 of remaining sauce on top of noodles.  Layer with 1 1/3 cups cheese.  Repeat layers two more times.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.

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