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Ultimate Spinach and Turkey Lasagna

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 15 mins
time 1 hr, 40 mins
Yield Makes: 9 servings (Serving size: 1 (4- by 3-inch) piece)
This healthy lasagna recipe features ground turkey instead of beef,  reduced-fat cheese and vitamin-packed spinach. Using store-bought marinara sauce helps keep it easy.You can assemble this lasagna and freeze it, unbaked, for up to a month.  Let it thaw completely before baking. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3 cups low-sodium jarred marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach, completely defrosted and squeezed of all excess liquid
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 346
  • fat 11.3 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 44 mg
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 38 g
  • sugars 5 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • sodium 321 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6-7 minutes. add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink and cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Add marinara, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool slightly.

  3. Combine ricotta, spinach, parsley, egg whites, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  4. Coat the bottom of a 14- x 11-inch lasagna pan with 1/2 cup sauce. arrange three lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan. Spread 3/4 cup sauce evenly over noodles. Spoon 2/3 cup ricotta- spinach mixture evenly on top of sauce. Repeat layers two more times.

  5. Cover top with three noodles and remaining 3/4 cup sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

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Cook's Notes

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