A Southern Grace: Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Lasagna with Meat Sauce


Serves 6-8

  • One batch homemade marinara sauce or 3 cups store bought
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 box oven ready lasagna noodles (such as Barilla)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
First, brown your turkey and drain off the fat, then season with salt, pepper, and rosemary, to taste.
Add the meat to the marinara sauce and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan with non-stick spray.
Place a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan then cover it with two noodles.
Spread some cottage cheese onto the noodles, then spoon more sauce and fresh basil on top of that.
Repeat these layers until you run out of room or ingredients, but make sure you have sauce on top covering all of the noodles so they don't get hard in the oven.
Sprinkle the cheeses evenly over the top. Spray a piece of foil with non-stick spray and cover the pan with it, spray side down (so the cheese doesn't stick).
Bake 35-45 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the lasagna is bubbly. Let the lasagna set for about 10 minutes before digging in.

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