Delicious Spinach and Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 9whole-wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water.

  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 2 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook 5 to 7 minutes more, stirring to break up any large chunks of meat. Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and garlic powder. Simmer for 2 minutes and season to taste.

  • Step 4

    Combine spinach, ricotta, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

  • Step 5

    To assemble, arrange 3 noodles lengthwise in the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread with 1/3 the ricotta mixture, 1/3 of the turkey mixture, and 1/3 of the mozzarella. Repeat layers, ending with remaining mozzarella. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

  • Tips

    Ikick this up with 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper.

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