Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Lasagna

September 15, 2018
: 8 servings

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 onion)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound lasagna noodles
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3 to 4 ounces creamy goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Step 2 Heat the olive oil in a large (10 to 12-inch) skillet.
  • Step 3 Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, until translucent.
  • Step 4 Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Step 5 Add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a fork, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Step 6 Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Step 7 Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for 15 to 20 minutes, until thickened.
  • Step 8 Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with the hottest tap water.
  • Step 9 Add the noodles and allow them to sit in the water for 20 minutes.
  • Step 10 Drain.
  • Step 11 In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, goat cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan, the egg, the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Step 12 Set aside.
  • Step 13 Ladle 1/3 of the sauce into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch rectangular baking dish, spreading the sauce over the bottom of the dish.
  • Step 14 Then add the layers as follows: half the pasta, half the mozzarella, half the ricotta, and one 1/3 of the sauce.
  • Step 15 Add the rest of the pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, and finally, sauce.
  • Step 16 Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan.
  • Step 17 Bake for 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.

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