2.07.2012

Deadly Delicious Lasagna


I was craving comfort food, so I googled a highly rated lasagna recipe and voila! dinner was served. I will say this lasagna was really good, but I did survive... just barely.

Ingredients: 
1 (16 oz) package lasagna noodles
1 pound ground turkey (recipe calls for sausage and i'm sure it's yummier.. but also "deadlier"... so i opted for a healthier meat)
1 pound ricotta cheese
2 (26 oz) jars spaghetti sauce
1/2 pound grated parmesan cheese
1 pound(plus extra, if you loooove cheese) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 pound spinach, rinsed and chopped

*if you're more of a sauce lover and less of a cheese lover, just adjust the amounts to your preference. you can't really go wrong!

Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes; drain and lay noodles on a paper towel. 
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook turkey until no longer pink, season to taste, and reserve.
3. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta and 1 1/2 jars of spaghetti sauce. In a medium bowl, mix the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. 
4. Stir in all but one cup of the cheese mixture into the ricotta mixture; stir in the sausage and chopped spinach. 
5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
6. Coat the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking dish with a thin layer of spaghetti sauce. Lay 3 to 4 noodles (depending on size) side by side and then 3 to 4 criss crossed on top. 
7. Add a generous layer of the sausage and cheese mixture; repeat layers twice, until they have reached 1/2 inch from the top of the baking dish. Layer noodles on top of the lasagna and coat in the last 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce. Cover with last cup of cheese mixture (and if you're like me, a little extra mozerella too) and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes (covered) and uncovered for last 5 minutes. Let it cool slightly before slicing and serving.

I served mine with fruit, green salad, and freshly baked bread (from the store). This also makes excellent leftovers. Just microwave slices for 1 minute and you have instant lunch or dinner.

*slightly adapted from allrecipes.com

1 comment:

Lauren & Chris said...

I just made that for dinner tonight! I know... i rarely cook. And it was seriously delicious!