Drunken Turkey Vegetable Lasagna

It is finally feeling a little like fall and pouring rain. I haven’t made lasagna in ages and thought today was the perfect weather for it. I had some veggies that needed to be used and thought that mixing them with some ground turkey would be great.

2 jars of your fav prepared pasta sauce

1 lb ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 yellow squash, diced

salt & pepper to taste

garlic, basil & oregano to taste

1/4 to 1/2 cup red wine

1/4 cup half & half

Brown turkey and add to pasta sauce, sauté onions, carrots & squash in olive oil; add to pasta sauce. Add red wine and 1/2 & 1/2.  Allow to simmer for 20-30 mins to allow flavors to incorporate. Meanwhile prepare cream cheese mixture.

1 1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup white wine

1 8 oz block cream cheese

salt, pepper & garlic to taste

Bring broth & wine to boil and reduce to medium; stir in cream cheese, allow to melt.

1 box (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, drained and all water removed

4 oz feta cheese

1 small bag of shredded Italian cheese

1 box lasagna noodles

Start by making pasta sauce mix, cheese mix, and thawing spinach. Layer lasagna with sauce, noodles, cheese mix, spinach, feta, repeat once. Then do 1 more layer of sauce, noodles and end with shredded cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Allow to set and cool for 15 mins or more prior to cutting. Enjoy!

xoxo, Mama Bird

G’s Favorite Lasagna

This is an amazingly simple, crowd pleasing lasagna. It is so yummy! Your family & friends will love this! A few tips: 1. I use Barilla, no boil lasagna noodles 2. I use a 9×13 rectangle baker 3. my fav jarred spaghetti sauce is Ragu Organic or Trader Joe’s Marinara (use whatever you enjoy!)
2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 can mushrooms
1 tsp each oregano, basil, garlic, salt & pepper
1 lb ground turkey, browned
1/2 lb italian sausage
1 onion, diced
1 Tb olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1 pkg shredded Italian cheese mix
Brown turkey & onion in olive oil, add seasonings, sauce, mushrooms. Heat broth & cream cheese, bring to slow boil & turn down to med-low and whisk until smooth. Layer dish with meat sauce, noodles, cream cheese, spinach, meat sauce, noodles, cheese DELISH!!!