Meaty Lasagna Casserole


I had been sick the duration of this past weekend. During what was the nicest weather weekend that we’ve had in months, at that. So while I sat in my dark, dreary bedroom; lonesome with my magazines and my HGTV, I also didn’t cook. Understandably, no one wanted my germs. I didn’t want my germs either but I didn’t get to vote on that one. So when I started to actually feel like I could leave my room without chancing the possibility of spreading my cold plague, I planned out the food menu for the week and happily headed to the grocery store.

Most people find peace on the ocean, in the library, or in the bathtub. I find peace in the grocery store. I’m a little strange like that. I was also a little cheery that I had planned to bake a Lasagna for dinner this evening. We haven’t had Lasagna in quite some time. The sin!


There’s a reason why Lasagna is a family favorite. Be it that it’s because anyone can make it or that it’s a quick recipe; Lasagnas are the kind of meal that you can prepare mid-day and foil up in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. That’s perfect for 99% of parents whose schedule revolves around their children’s’ schedules or work.

And while there are a lot of ways you can prepare and dress your Lasagna, the good ole Meaty Lasagna way never actually gets old.


Meaty Lasagna Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
  1. 1lb ground turkey
  2. package of Lasagna noodles
  3. 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  4. 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  5. 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  6. 1 egg
  7. ½ cup parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, boil water. Add lasagna noodles and cook according to package.
  3. Spray a large skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, cook ground turkey until brown, draining excess juices. Return to stove and add marinara jar, allowing to simmer.
  4. In a medium size bowl, add ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg and parmesan cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Add ½ cup meat sauce to the bottom of a 9x9 casserole pan. Layer lasagna noodles length-wise, letting them slightly overlap. Next add cheese mix followed by lasagna noodles. Top with meat-sauce. Repeat layers once more.
  6. Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese onto, if desired. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.



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