Cook the turkey in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add water and pasta sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Combine 2 cups mozzarella, cottage cheese, and next 4 ingredients (cottage cheese through pepper) in a bowl.
Spread 1 cup turkey mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 noodles over turkey mixture; top with 1 1/2 cups turkey mixture. Spread half of cheese mixture over turkey mixture. Repeat layers, ending with the remaining turkey mixture.
Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Let lasagna stand 10 minutes before serving.
This has been my go to recipe for lasagna for the last 8 years. I add a little crushed red pepper to the sauce and some Italian Seasoning to the turkey. Just delicious. I always get compliments and nobody notices that it's "light."
Liked this a lot, with a few changes. Fat free ricotta has same calories as cottage cheese, so I used it for its special flavor. I did NOT add any water at all, but I did add 1/2 cup of red wine, along with some fresh spinach and a thinly sliced zucchini. I like a firm lasagna that's not too saucy, and this (without the water) fit the bill.
The lasagna was awesome combined with homemade italian bread! Great combination. It's lengthy to make overall but worth it. Never knew that it was a light dish which was my point. Will be serving this dish next time we have friends over. It was that good. It's very satisfying as well, a little goes a long way. Used the chunky healthy choice sauce, this way it added veggies into it, and I added brocoli cut small. So, it was a very healthy recipe. Loved that fact.
I am not as in love with this recipe as other reviewers. It was fine, and it was easy to make, but it tastes nothing like a homestyle lasagna. If you are expecting cheesy and rich, you will not find it with this recipe. I suppose that is to be expected for something as highly caloric as traditional lasagna.
This was so easy and so delicious! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and only used 1/2 cup water. I liked that the sauce was thick but I didn't have much of the turkey mixture left for the final layer. I'll just add less than the 1 1/2 c. called for between layers next time. I put the lasagna together the night before since it takes so long to cook and I was making it for dinner after work. I served this with CL's Tuscan Skillet Supper and it was a fast and tasty vegetable side dish.