Saturday, December 29, 2012

That recipe....

My last post had a picture of Turkey Lasagna all ready for the oven.  The recipe for it comes from Susan Branch's "Christmas From the Heart of the Home."  I mentioned I would post it in case you are interested, so here it is.


8 oz. lasagna noodles (I used whole wheat)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 16-oz. can peeled tomatoes, drained & chopped
8 oz. tomato sauce
6 oz. tomato paste
2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. fennel seed
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 egg, beaten
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 oz. shredded, part skim milk mozzarella cheese

- Prepare noodles according to package.  Rinse in cold water and set aside.
- In a skillet, cook turkey, onion, and garlic just until done.  Stir in tomato products, dried seasonings, and 1 Tbsp. of the parsley.  Simmer 15 min.; set aside.  Meanwhile mix together egg, cottage cheese, pepper, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, and the remaining Tbsp. of parsley.  Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- To assemble:  in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish layer half the noodles, half the cottage cheese mixture, half the meat mixture, and half the mozzarella.  Repeat layering with second half of everything.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan.  Bake 30 minutes, or cover and refrigerate and bake later.  Serves 10.

Very, very good!  Very easy to prepare!  Heartily recommended! 

Now, it is "catch up time!"  That will take awhile!:-)

Thank you for reading.  I appreciate your comments.


  1. This sounds great. It's a cold day here today and perfect for this recipe.

  2. Sounds yummy...

    Take your time, with Catch Up Time. :-)

  3. YUM---sounds delicious, and more healthy than ground beef lasagna.... It's also a great way to use left-over turkey.

    Happy New Year.

  4. Sounds wonderful, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it tremendously! Have a great day, and try to "catch up" on some rest! :-)

  5. Oh yum so glad you posted that recipe today Nellie.
    It would be such a nice thing to have today for dinner.
    I hope you are having a very nice weekend.

  6. sounds wonderful, I have never made this before, I will love to try this, a change from beef is always good,

  7. I haven't made lasagna in years. I might have to give it a go!

  8. Nellie, My daughter Liz makes a great lasagna...that her son used to call "blasagna" when he was small. Yours sounds so much healthier.Smiles, xo,Susie

  9. Hi Nellie, I am your newest follower. I notice from your profile that you are a retired husband and I are both teachers and hope someday to be retired teachers like you! This recipe sure sounds good. I am going to try it since we are trying to cut way down on red meat so using turkey would be a great alternative! Thanks for the recipe. I am looking forward to more of your posts.

  10. Yes, thank you for the recipe! I am most certainly interested. This will be printed and put onto my fridge. ;-)

  11. That sounds really good, Nellie- I will copy it over to try this winter. Blessings- xo Diana

  12. Ooooo, I'd like some right now, Nellie. Thanks for all your faithful visits (Glenda, too). Having breakfast for 10 tomorrow, then I can rest. Hope the rest of your week goes great. Susan