Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna



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Rating: 3.5/5 (4 votes cast)

This is is not the easiest recipe on the site, but with every great risk comes great reward…right? I made this for my girlfriend and, even tho it makes about 10 hefty servings (perfect for leftovers), I feared for my week’s worth of lunches!

Experienced bachelors, read on.

NOTE: Makes about 10 servings: 444 Calories, 19g Fat, 33g Carb, 36g Protein.

Cook Time:
About 1 hour

Ingredients:
2 packages turkey sausage (use “hot” for extra kick)
1/2 chopped white onion
15 oz. package part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1lb. (16 oz.) package frozen (but thawed) chopped spinach (about 6 cups)
2 jars of pasta sauce
1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
9 lasagna noodles (1 package with some left over)
2 cups mozzarella cheese

What You’ll Need:
1 skillet
1 large pot
1 medium pot
1 mixing bowl
13″ x 9″ baking pan

Reference Photos:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Dump the jars of sauce and 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder into a large pot. Stir and let simmer on low heat.
  3. Peel the skins off the sausages (see reference photo #2). Throw away the skins.
  4. Chop the onion.
  5. Begin to bring a medium pot (3/4 full of water) to a boil.
  6. Bring a skillet to medium-high heat. Sauté chopped onions for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add sausages (without skins) to the skillet and thoroughly cook the meat (about 7-10 minutes).
  8. In the mixing bowl, stir the ricotta cheese and spinach together.
  9. Put the pasta noodles into the pot of boiling water. (NOTE: They will stick out, slowly let them bend into the pot). Cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Carefully drain the sausage juice into the sink, holding in the meat so it doesnt fall in. Add the meat to the sauce. Stir and bring the heat up to medium-high. Cover.
  11. Grease the 13″ x 9″ pan with some non-stick spray.
  12. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water.
  13. Place 3 noodles on the bottom of the pan. Scoop 1/3 of the cheese mixture evenly over the noodles. Scoop 1/3 of the sauce over the cheese mixture. Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese onto the top of the sauce (see reference photo). Repeat for 3 layers.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes (or until cheese bubbles).

Bon appétit, dudes!

Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna, 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings

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