Who doesn’t love dinner in one pot?
This cooked up in less than 30 minutes, too.
The process of making it reminded me of when I was a kid and I’d make Hamburger Helper. Anyone remember that stuff? Do they still make it?
Any how, this was fantastic, easy and tasted divine. I will say up front, don’t skimp on the parmesan cheese. Get the good stuff that’s fresh. And don’t skimp on the ricotta. And the garlic.
Oh who am I kidding. Follow the recipe and you’ll do fine.
Here’s how to make it!
1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
1 full bulb of garlic, peeled and minced
1 tbs Italian seasonings
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 – 2 cups water
12 lasagna noodles (not oven ready) broken up
1 cup Italian cheese mix (or just mozzarella)
1/2 cup shredded fresh parmesan cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
In a large skillet, brown the turkey with the minced garlic. Drain the remaining grease. Sprinkle the Italian seasonings over top of the meat. Pour the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups water into the pan.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, add in the broken pieces of lasagna noodles, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the sauce has reduced, but the noodles aren’t soft enough, add in the remaining 1/2 cup of water and allow to simmer longer.
When the sauce is reduced and thick, remove from heat and spoon the ricotta cheese into dollops over the top of the lasagna. Top with the Italian cheese and parmesan and let sit for about 5 minutes until the cheeses are melted. Spoon into a bowl or plate and enjoy!