How To Make Healthy Turkey Lasagna

Easy Healthy Ground Turkey Lasagna Recipe

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healthy lasagna recipe with ground turkey

Lasagna is typically considered an unhealthy dish, but you can make a healthy lasagna by using leaner ingredients. In this healthy lasagna recipe, I am using extra-lean ground turkey, lowfat ricotta cheese and part-skim mozarella cheese.

I also use 6 lasagna noodles instead of 9 to cut down on carbs.  The resulting healthy turkey lasagna is so delicious that you will not miss the extra calories!  Best if all, this lasagna is really easy to make.

Easy Healthy Ground Turkey Lasagna Recipe
 
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 6 lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 jar (8 oz) lowfat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozarella cheese
  • 1 jar (1 lb) pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring periodically, for 3 minutes.
  4. Add ground turkey to the onion, mix and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add ¾ tsp of salt, ⅛ tsp of pepper and minced garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  5. Put the turkey mixture on the bottom of a non-stick 8x12 baking dish. Pour one third of pasta sauce over the turkey.
  6. Put 3 lasagna noodles side by side on top of the tomato sauce.
  7. Mix the ricotta cheese with ¼ tsp of salt. Spread the ricotta cheese over the lasagna noodles. Pour half of the remaining pasta sauce over the ricotta cheese.
  8. Put the remaining 3 lasagna noodles side by side on top of the tomato sauce.
  9. Pour the remaining pasta sauce on top.
  10. Sprinkle the top of the lasagna with the mozzarella cheese.
  11. Put lasagna in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

 

Enjoy this tasty and healthy ground turkey lasagna!  For step-by-step lasagna directions, see my illustrated page on how to make lasagna.  Also, you can save yourself some work by soaking the lasagna noodles instead of boiling them – see my no boil lasagna recipe.

 

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