|Picture of Jessica Seinfeld's Lasagna|
I made so many changes to her recipe it's hardly the same - so you may want to try both.
You’ll find my recipe below. Followed by tips, results and what I plan to do next time I make this recipe.... Yup, there will be a next time.
Crushed Tomatoes - 2 cans (24oz)
Garlic Cloves – 5, finely chopped
Onion – ½, finely chopped
Baby Spinach – 5oz finely chopped
Ground Turkey – 1lb
Pepper – couple of pinches
Salt - whatever
Oregano – couple of pinches
Mrs. Dash’s Italian Medley – couple of pinches
Ricotta – 15oz
Cottage Cheese – 15oz
Parmesan – ¼ cup
Mozzarella – 3 cups
Lasagna Noodles – 1 box cut to fit
Mix tomatoes, garlic, onion, baby spinach and spices – reserve ½ cup.
Combine ground turkey and more spices. Pinch small pieces off and add to sauce mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix ricotta, cottage cheese, Parmesan and ½ of mozzarella.
Spread reserved ½ cup sauce in bottom of slow cooker. Top with 3 of the noodles (breaking to fit). Top noodles with sauce then cheese mixture. Repeat two more times finishing with sauce and second ½ of mozzarella on top.
3 hrs on high - Cook until noodles are tender enough in center to poke a knife through.
I used my Ninja to do all the chopping – garlic, onion, spinach. Because I like the taste of onion but not the texture I really chopped up that onion good… well, the Ninja did. I also really chopped up the spinach so my family wouldn’t know it was in there.
The sauce smelled and tasted great. The color was dark because of the spinach... something Gman thought was gross but didn't make a difference when eating. I don’t know how I managed to do it but I ended up using 2 crocks. I only filled each up ½ to ¾...guess that's how. It turned out great because M was over and I sent him home with leftovers. Gman also took some to work the next day. All lasagna was gone within 24 hrs. It was delicious and even better the next day. They loved it. I even got a text from M later that night saying thanks and he loved it. I will definitely be making it again.
I’ll use ½ of the spinach and maybe more cottage cheese. I may even just layer the small pinched pieces of ground turkey instead of adding to sauce... not sure yet. I will also start it up earlier in the day, fill up the large crock and cook on low. Then I’ll know how long it will take to do it that way. Ill also take a picture to post before the boys dig in.
This will be my next dish to pass at our next work potluck.
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