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Simple Turkey Lasagna Recipe

This easy turkey lasagna is packed with lean ground turkey, creamy ricotta cheese, and a homemade meat sauce. It's a delicious twist on a classic lasagna recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Meat Sauce, turkey lasagna
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 lbs ground turkey 85/15
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • (2) 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 medium carrots peeled & diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp Italian season
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 10-12 cooked lasagna noodles


  • Drizzle the olive oil into a large pan, then place over medium high heat. Brown the meat, and drain excess fat.
  • Sprinkle in the seasoning salt, black pepper, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Stir well.
  • Now add in the onions, and carrots. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes, and stir. Next add in the garlic, oregano, and fresh basil.
  • Now add in 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and stir. Reduce the heat to medium low, and. let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Grab a large mixing bowl and combine the ricotta, 2 eggs, 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. Mix well.
  • Now grab a 9x13, and add a thin layer of meat sauce to the bottom. Next add 3 lasagna noodles on top pf the sauce. Now add a layer of the ricotta mixture, followed by meat sauce, then top with lasagna noodles. Repeat.
  • Add a thin layer of the meat sauce on top of the lasagna noodles, then top with 8 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover bake dish loosely with foil, then place in the oven, and bake for 55 minutes.
  • Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes before cutting into it.
  • Add parsley on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!