This family-friendly lasagna recipe comes from White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford. Also try:Winter Green Salad with Honey-Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add ground turkey and cook for about 10 minutes. Add plum tomatoes, tomato paste, and season with salt and pepper; let simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in basil and parsley; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and egg; season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Place damp spinach in a large skillet over medium heat; cook until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Ladle 1/4 of the turkey mixture into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; spread to cover. Add a pasta sheet, 1/3 of the mozzarella, 1/3 of the ricotta mixture, 1/3 of the spinach mixture, and another 1/4 of the turkey mixture. Repeat process two more times; top with remaining sheet of pasta. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over top. Line a piece of aluminum foil with parchment paper; spray parchment with nonstick cooking spray. Cover lasagna with prepared aluminum foil, parchment-side down, and transfer to oven. Bake until bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Let stand about 5 minutes before cutting; serve.

Reviews (5)

170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 65
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 8
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08/01/2013
We really enjoyed this recipe and it was an easy, healthy version of lasagna with home made sauce. Enjoy!
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02/23/2013
looks good... trying to print if these boxes would stop appearing!
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03/29/2010
I made this for my family and it was not what I expected. I made my own pasta and used good quality ingredients but it lacked flavor. It was too much work for such an outcome.
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Rating: Unrated
03/29/2010
I made this for my family and it was not what I expected. I made my own pasta and used good quality ingredients but it lacked flavor. It was too much work for such an outcome.
Rating: Unrated
03/16/2010
For a lasagna, this was pretty easy. My family with young children loved it and wants me to make it again. I used fresh pasta sheets from Whole Foods, which I did not have to boil first. I liked herbs so I think I might add more basil and parsley next time. Also, I coarsely chopped the spinach up after it cooked so there wouldn't be strands of spinach. This recipe is definitely a family favorite and would be nice for entertaining casually.