As I have mentioned, this week is kind of crazy. So, I rely on easy, throw in the oven meals that I can prepare ahead, and not worry about tending to later in the day. Many times I will throw this recipe together in the morning before we leave for a day on the river. When we return, I turn on the oven, throw it in, and by the time we have all the kayaks put away, and the supplies rinsed off, it is ready to enjoy.
Many of our friends and family have tried this and commented on how tasty it is. And best of all, it’s healthier than your normal lasagna, with some ingredient substitutes I use.
No Boil Lasagna Recipe
9-12 Creamette Lasagna noodles(enough to make three layers in your pan)
22 oz. 1% cottage cheese
26.5 jar/can pasta sauce of your choice
14.5 can diced fire roasted tomatoes
1 lb. ground turkey
medium onion diced
handful of fresh baby spinach
1- 8oz package of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Brown the turkey burger and onion together until done. In a large bowl, mix pasta sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, and the cooked turkey onion mixture all together.Spray your 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor, blend the cottage cheese until it is smooth and creamy. Now for the construction. Layer in the pan just a bit of the sauce mixture.
Then a layer of noodles, top with 1/2 the blended cottage cheese, then 1/2 the spinach, then 1/2 the parmesan cheese. Then about 1/4 of the sauce, it does not need to cover this whole layer! Next, another layer of noodles, the remaining cottage cheese,
the remaining spinach, and the remaining parmesan cheese. And then again 1/4 of the sauce.Then one more layer of noodles. On top of this layer, you will pour the remaining sauce over these noodles.You should have enough to easily cover the entire top of these noodles. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. When your ready to cook, put it in a preheated oven at 400 for 45 minutes. The uncover, top with the bag of mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Or until the cheese is melted.
Let the cooked lasagna sit for at least 20 before serving.
QUESTION: What is your families favorite “go to” meal when life is hectic?