Turkey Lasagna Recipe: Chef Adrianne Calvo's Lasagna Is What to Make With That Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey by Chef Adrianne Calvo

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Turkey Lasagna Recipe: Chef Adrianne Calvo's Lasagna Is What to Make With That Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

A Thanksgiving leftover idea that isn’t a sandwich? This easy turkey lasagna recipe will make the whole family hope for leftover turkey.

Serve this easy lasagna recipe with a salad and garlic bread. The leftovers freeze well for a quick dinner another night. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound no-boil lasagna noodles
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pound turkey leftovers
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup torn basil
  • 1 container (16 ounces) ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large large baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and then add turkey. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add tomatoes and basil. If the mixture is too thick, fill tomato can about a quarter full with water. Season with salt and pepper and let simmer 20 minutes. 
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, egg and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. 
  5. In the bottom of a large baking dish, spoon a thin layer of sauce. Add a layer of cooked noodles, overlapping them slightly. Spread about a third of ricotta mixture over noodles, top with sauce, then top with a layer of mozzarella. Repeat to make three layers.
  6. Bake until lasagna is bubbling and cheese is melted, about 35 minutes.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This is genius, Chef Adrianne Calvo ! I am totally going to try making this. Thank you for sharing your genius with us. Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for you!
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