Slow Cooker Turkey & Spinach Lasagna
 
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This easy lasagna with ground turkey and frozen spinach is a tasty time-saver.
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Recipe type: slow cooker
Cuisine: Italian American
Serves: 10-12 servings
Ingredients
  • Sauce Layer:
  • 1 pound ground turkey, fully thawed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Garlic and Oregano (or any brand with Italian seasonings) (do not drain!)
  • 1 cup your favorite spaghetti sauce (may substitute canned tomato sauce)
  • 1 small package of frozen chopped spinach, fully thawed
  • Optional: 1 can sliced mushrooms or ½ c fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • Cheese Layer:
  • 8 oz cottage cheese (may substitute ricotta cheese)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pasta Layer:
  • 6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir the ground turkey and spinach together.
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato/spaghetti sauce.
  3. Add mushrooms if desired.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a second large bowl, stir together all six cheese layer ingredients and mix well.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Ladle ¼ cup of the sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker and cover the bottom completely.
  8. Break three-four uncooked lasagna noodles into large pieces, and arrange them to cover the bottom of the slow cooker.
  9. Cover with ⅓ of the cheese mixture.
  10. Then pour ⅓ of the remaining sauce on the pasta.
  11. Add another layer of broken pasta noodles, taking care to arrange them as well as you can right up to the sides of the slow cooker pot.
  12. Add ⅓ of the cheese mixture.
  13. Add ⅓ of the sauce
  14. Finish with the remaining ½ cup of the cheese mixture, either placed evenly over the sauce layer, or in dollops.
  15. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours. Do not overcook this dish. This is one of the few slow cooker dishes that will overcook.
  16. Serve warm.
  17. This lasagna is also excellent as leftovers.
Recipe by Organize Your Home & Declutter Your Life | HeartWork Organizing at https://heartworkorg.com/2016/05/03/slow-cooker-turkey-spinach-lasagna/