Friday, March 18, 2011
This is an easy and fun dish to make...best of all, it's totally customizable. Slap your favorite pizza toppings in between lasagna noodles, and you are good to go! Here's how we did it...
Brown some ground turkey with chopped up green pepper and onion.
Whip up this snazzy sauce...it's a cross between pizza sauce and "lasagna" sauce, and it uses pre-made tomato soup! Mixing this together takes only a snap.
Spread a bit of the sauce on the bottom of a baking dish, just to get it lightly covered.
Place cooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce...
Top with 1/3 of the remaining sauce, 1/3 of the ground turkey mixture, and another favorite topping...we used olives!
Top all of that with some freshly shredded mozzarella.
For the next layer, lay down your coked lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the sauce, 1/3 of the ground meat mixture, and some more favorite toppings. I layered on some mushrooms and pepperoni.
You continue layering until you've got all three layers. I love putting different types of toppings in between each layer. This lasagna is loaded!
Cover it with foil and bake it for 30-40 minutes, or until the inside is heated through and bubbling. Take the foil off and bake it for additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted.
This dish easily serves 12 and is really fun to make and experiment with. Hope you love it!
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (15 oz) tomato soup
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 t. each oregano and garlic powder
1/2 t. salt
9 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente according to package directions
2 cups shredded mozzarella
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
6 green onions, chopped
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) sliced olives, drained
Brown turkey, onion, and green pepper in a skillet until meat is cooked through. For sauce, combine diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato soup, and seasonings.
Spread 1/2 cup sauce on the bottom of a greased baking dish. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over the sauce. Spread 1/3 of meat mixture and 1/3 of remaining sauce over the lasagna noodles. Sprinkle olives over the top, and then cover with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layer with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of meat mixture, 1/3 of the sauce, mushrooms, and cheese. Repeat layer one last time with remaining lasagna noodles, remaining meat mixture, remaining sauce, green onions, and cheese.
Cover and bake 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and bake 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Gluten-free variation: Use gluten-free lasagna noodles...works great!