Month: June 2020

Black Bean Fudge Brownies

Black Bean Fudge Brownies

Secretly healthy Black Bean Fudge Brownies made with black beans, maple syrup, and a touch of avocado oil. No one can guess these are made with beans! They taste like a rich, chocolate fudge brownie and are the perfect sweet treat. My sister and I 

Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

AMAZING Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies that are the perfect sweet and slightly salty treat. Completely grain-free, naturally sweetened, and on the healthier side! As much as I LOVE brownies, there is just something about the butterscotch, caramel-like flavor of blondies that can’t be 

Turkey Spinach Lasagna

Turkey Spinach Lasagna

This Turkey Spinach Lasagna is the perfect weeknight dinner. Layers of a spinach, mushroom, turkey marinara, creamy cottage cheese, and no-boil noodles make this lasagna easy, protein packed, and absolutely mouth-watering.

Lasagna is probably my favorite food. And I’m not talking just any lasagna, what I really mean is this Turkey Spinach Lasagna is my favorite. Something about the blend of noodles, cheese, and marinara really makes lasagna the perfect meal. I love that this one is packed with protein from the turkey and cottage cheese and also packed with veggies like mushrooms and spinach.

How to make Turkey Spinach Lasagna

I LOVE using no-boil noodles because it saves so much time and I do not notice a difference in taste! Try to find whole wheat no boil lasagna noodles if you can (DeLallo makes excellent ones).

Something a little different (but totally optional) that I do is puree the cottage cheese with an egg and some dried oregano. It creates that same traditional ricotta-like texture, but I prefer the flavor and easy-access of cottage cheese.

How to make Turkey Spinach Lasagna:

Step 1: Make the Turkey Spinach Marinara

Saute an onion and chopped mushrooms (I promise you can’t even taste the mushrooms; they just add a veggie boost!). Then add in the ground turkey. All that is left is throwing in some spinach and a jar of your favorite marinara sauce. Easy, quick, and tastes like you spent hours making it.

Step 2: Make the Creamy Cottage Cheese Layer

pureed cottage cheese

Toss a 16 oz container of cottage cheese into a food processor with an egg, dried oregano, and dried garlic. Pulse until creamy.

Step 3: Assemble

first layer of turkey spinach lasagna

Put a little bit of the Turkey Spinach Marinara on the bottom of your baking dish.

turkey spinach lasgna layers 1-3

Then add a layer of noodles. Then a layer of the Creamy Cottage Cheese.

Next, add another layer of the Turkey Spinach Marinara.

turkey spinach lasaga layer 4

Now, another layer of noodles, then cottage cheese, then marinara.

turkey spinach lasagna layer 5

Then noodles, cottage cheese, and marinara.

turkey spinach lasagna before baking

Lastly, a layer of noodles, cottage cheese, and marinara. Top with mozzarella and bake for about 40 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

plated turkey spinach lasagna

Remember to save this recipe to make for dinner! Let me know if you have any questions!

Turkey Spinach Lasagna

This is the BEST Turkey Spinach Lasagna. It's super easy using no boil noodles, layers of yummy turkey, mushroom, spinach marinara, and creamy pureed cottage cheese!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: comfort food, dinner, ground turkey, healthy, lasagna
Servings: 8
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms diced
  • 5-6 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 jar marinara sauce I LOVE Rao's Marinara
  • 8 oz cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 9-12 no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Saute:

  • Onion for a few minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms and saute another minute.
  • Add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano. Break up the turkey with a spatula and saute until the turkey is fully cooked.
  • Add in the spinach and saute until wilted. Lastly, pour in the jar of marinara sauce. Adjust the amount of salt and pepper as needed.

Puree:

  • In a food processor or blender, puree the cottage cheese with the egg, fresh cracked pepper, dried oregano, and garlic powder until smooth.

Assemble:

  • Layer a small amount of the turkey marinara on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Add a layer of the no boil noodles.
  • Spread the creamy cottage cheese puree over the noodles using about 1/3 of the mixture.
  • Add about 1/3 of the turkey marinara next.
  • Now repeat the process: noodles then cottage cheese puree then turkey marinara.
  • Repeat one last time: noodles then cottage cheese puree then turkey marinara.
  • Finally, top with some mozzarella cheese and bake for about 40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Let sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Soooo yummy and makes amazing leftovers the next day.