Sunday, April 10, 2011

Turkey Lasagna with No Boil Noodles


So this recipe is a lot like the one on the Barilla no boil noodles box, with a few healthier twists.  I also half the recipe because I don't need as much at once (Still makes 6 decent size servings) !  

You'll Need:
Half Box No Boil Noodles (Barilla works fine for me)
8 oz Low Fat Ricotta Cheese  (Full fat is fine, but I totally didn't notice the difference between low fat)
1 egg
2 Cups Part Skim Mozzarella (shredded)
Quarter Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 oz Goat Cheese (optional...I just like it so I added it in)
1/2 pound Ground Turkey (cooked and crumbled)
1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (I used Classico with Olives and Mushrooms bc it's delicious...anything you like will do!). 

A Small Lasagna Pan.  
(9x9x2in or 3in should be a fine size - Barilla recipe calls for 13 x 9 x 3, but I'm am halving it).  


Brown Ground Turkey In Pan

Preheat Oven to 375 F

Mix together Ricotta, Egg, Parmesan Cheese, Goat Cheese (Opt) and 1 Cup Mozzarella

Put a little bit of olive oil in the pan to avoid sticking 

Layer ingredients in pan alternating sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, and meat.  Really you can layer it however you'd like just make sure you have something with liquid near the noodles (so they aren't dry)!  The top layer should have sauce and then cheese on top.  

Bake for 45 - 60 minutes covered with foil.  Take off the foil when it's almost done (5 minutes) so that the top cheese cooks a bit.  

This is a super easy and delicious recipe that is easy to modify to be how you like it.  I think the only two keys are:
1) Don't overfill the pan so the lasagna doesn't boil over
2) Make sure you have the top layer of noodles covered so they don't dry out!  

Here's the no boil box!....And here's the food!  (I cooked it a little too much but still good :)  ).  


  1. Looks like a good long-run fuel dinner hehe. Now I just need a way to get all those different cheeses :(. Oh and the no boil noodles hahaha! Oh and ground turkey. Maybe you can do a feature on recipes to make when you live in west africa and don't have a grocery store :p. I'm sure all your one west africa reader will appreciate it hehehehe.

  2. Love this recipe. And maybe I'm just not exposed to enough of the outside world, but the fact that you cooked it in such a pretty dish blows my mind! I've only ever had lasagna in a rectangular pan. Clearly I need to get out more!

  3. That recipe sounds yummy! When Lent is over and I can eat turkey again then I will definitely try it!

  4. @ Vanessa --> it's the only pan I have and it's my roommates (luckily I am allowed to steal her cute dishes haha) :)