Turkey Lasagna Recipe

I seem to have been on a bit of an Italian recipe kick lately.  There is no Italian in my background, but maybe someone could adopt me and make me an honorary Italian?

Here’s a list of my recent Italy-inspired recipes:


Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Lemon Butter Sauce for Pasta

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Zucchini-Onion Frittata and Tomato-Feta Frittata

And now, to add to the list, turkey lasagna!!  I used to make my own sauce, but since I’ve become busier, I’ve caved to canned.  Please make whatever substitutions you prefer, but, I beg you, do NOT use cottage cheese in place of the ricotta!!!


1 pound ground turkey1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning, divided
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
8 uncooked lasagna noodles1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook ground turkey, onion, and garlic in olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.  Drain off the oil.

Stir in half the Italian seasoning, sugar, tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat.  Simmer uncovered about 45 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Heat oven to 350F.  Cook noodles according to package directions.

While noodles are cooking, mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the remaining Italian seasoning.

Drain noodles.  Spread 1/2 of the turkey mixture (about 2 cups) in an ungreased rectangular baking dish (13″x9″).  Top with 4 noodles.  Spread over half of the cheese mixture (about 1 cup) over noodles.  Sprinkle with one half of the mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layers, ending with mozzarella and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Cover and bake 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. (We like to cook ours a little bit longer so the cheese around the edges is brown).  Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 turkey lasagna recipe


17 thoughts on “Turkey Lasagna Recipe

  1. This looks wonderful! I might just have to try it out. Ever since I transitioned into the roll of SAHM in June, I’ve been working hard to actually finally learn how to cook. 🙂

    I’m a new follower from SITS! I hope you’ll drop by my little corner of the blogosphere sometime soon too. Desert Momma

  2. I’m Italian and lasagna is about the only thing I like to cook. I’ve never used turkey before. I like to add sausage and mushrooms. I’ll have to try this next time!

  3. Mm, this sounds good–I’ve never made turkey lasagna. I’m with you–no cottage cheese in place of ricotta! Enjoy your SITS feature day.

  4. Happy SITS Day! I hope it is a great one!

    This recipe looks similar to my sister’s and hers is really good, so I’m sure this is dynamite! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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