Turkey Lasagna

Hey friends!

How are you doing?! The weather here has been gorgeous-that is for sure! I love taking quick breaks from work and walking around the block and being outside (don’t worry, I wore deodorant. Hah!).

I am a sunny weather gal through and through, so any moment I have where I get to be outside, I take it!

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This week has been pure craziness, but I love staying busy-as you know. However, amidst all the work, I did have a chance to come up with a great meal. We had a yummy, healthy dinner that I want to share with you all, so you can have something easy, healthy, and delicious to eat too (all recipes found here). :)

I know, I am so nice.

So my husband looovvveeesss lasagna. Loves it. His mom has a certain recipe and he just gobbles it up when she makes it. However, his mom uses beef & normal-white noodles. I don’t really eat either of those, so I decided to go out on a limb and make a dinner that was similar but justatad different.

This Spinach Whole Wheat Turkey Lasagna was born from that idea. Once again, you’re welcome–both for the really long name (you can shorten it) and for giving you a good idea to do at home.

Turkey Lasagna  (a.k.a. Spinach Whole Wheat Turkey Lasagna)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 package whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar marinara/tomato sauce
  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cheese (+ more if your husband loves cheese!)
  • 2 Tb Italian seasoning
  • 1 large bunch spinach

Directions

  • Brown the onion and garlic in the olive oil.
  • Cook the lasagna noodles as directed on the package.
  • Cook the turkey in the onion and garlic until brown.
  • Dry off the noodles and let cool on paper towels.
  • Add red sauce to the turkey meat pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the cottage cheese with the cheese and Italian spices.
  • In a 9×13 pan, layer the noodles on the bottom, then the spinach then cottage cheese mixture, then noodles, then turkey, then noodles, then top with the rest of cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 62 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

This was yummy! We had tons of leftovers (which we love) so we ate it again for dinner another night + two lunches. Score!

My husband even approves of it (he liked it)….although he did say “it’s not my mom’s. But she makes it with beef, so that’s probably why.”

Noted. :)

{I am kind of kidding. He really does appreciate any meal I make–even if it’s not what he would choose. Hey, at least I cook….most days! Hehe.}

Okay, I am off for an early a.m. workout and a bunch of work projects. Woo!

Make it an AMAZING day! You deserve it :)

What kind of lasagna do YOU make or enjoy?? What ingredients are YOUR favorite to add to make dishes healthier??

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Comments

  1. oooh that does look good! would probably even be jonny-approved! i do love sneaking in spinach.. great way to get your greens! :)

  2. That looks and sounds delicious!!! I have been loving sneaking spinach into meals lately :). Gotta find ways to get those veggies!

  3. haha that totally sounds like something cody would say about the beef… ;) this looks SO good though! definitely giving it a try! where do you buy your whole wheat lasagna noodles?
    ahh i’m LOVING this weather lately too!! it’s supposed to be nice the rest of the week too! woohoo!

  4. This looks great! I love lasagna … and have been incorporating ground turkey into more of meals. Yum!

  5. I made a similar veggie lasagna that I got a recipe from KERF blog and its soooo good. I love that simple substitutions can really pack a nutritional punch!

  6. I would use quinoa lasagna noodles because I can’t consume wheat. Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy.

  7. Looks really good! haven’t tried one like that. Thanks for the recipe. mytravelfitness.com

  8. Never thought to add spinach to mine but will next time!!

  9. I would eat that. Ben would not. Ben only eats cheese stuffed, white noodle lasagna with sauce. I like using veggies instead of noodles or wheat noodles, lowering the cheese (IBS) and loading up on BEEF!!!!

  10. This looks so delicious! I’m a big lasagna fan. :D

    Also I’m loving the warmer weather too – I take every opportunity I can to get outside when it’s nice!

  11. Oooh your lasagna looks incredible. I absolutely love lasagna, well any pasta really!

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