Friday, January 20, 2012

Inside Out Lasagna

One day.....I'll get a nice camera and learn to take fabulous pictures! For now, I hope my very unprofessional pictures get the point across about how delicious these recipes are!

Who doesn't enjoy a good lasagna? My problem is the time involved, waiting for it to bake and then sometimes having dry edges (crisp noodles) or having it too moist and falling apart on your plate. This is a great way to make lasagna in less time, you don't have to worry about it falling apart because it was never put together and you"ll never have the dry problem. It's so delicious! Serve it in a soup platter and garnish it real pretty, and you'll never need to make lasagna the traditional way!

Inside Out Lasagna
  • 1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 100 oz (2 large cans) unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 container of Ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minces garlic
Heat up large skillet and cook turkey with onions until browned and juicy. Place in a bowl. Leave meat at medium high and pour in sauce. Add garlic, salt, and basil - stir well. Add a layer of noodles horizontal on bottom of pan and then vertical (criss cross pattern). Add 1 cup of meat and Mozzarella. Pat down onto noodles. Continue adding layers (you may need to break some noodles to get them to fit in your round pan) until the top layer surfaces above the sauce. (If your sauce begins to get too thick, add a little water). In a flower petal pattern, add heaping spoonfuls of Ricotta cheese around the pan and then one in the center. Top with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover, and allow lasagna to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until lasagna noodles are tender. Serve right away and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!!

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