Hi there — Some men in our church built a sleek, beautiful long table this spring. It’s being used for a series of “family” dinners. Anyone can reserve the table for an evening and invite 14 people to come sit around together over dinner. It’s gone on for weeks, night after night. There’s a fire in a fireplace and flowers on the table. But the best is the unhurried conversation, a chance to sit together in the middle of the week.
This week I joined in for dinner with our young adult group friends. It was pot luck and this was my contribution. Hearty and hot from the oven, I think you’d like at your table too.
ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE & SPINACH LASAGNA
1 pound Italian turkey sausage
2 28 oz jars of marinara sauce*
1 package no cook lasagna noodles*
16 oz. ricotta
4 cups mozzarella, grated
4 cups spinach, chopped to shreds (about 5 oz.)
Cook the sausage in a deep skillet, chopping it to crumbles with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce into a 9″x 13″ baking dish and then pour the rest of the 2 jars of sauce in with the cooked sausage.
Cover the bottom of the baking dish with the uncooked lasagna noodles. Spoon little dollops of ricotta over the noddles (using about 1/3 of the carton of ricotta). Sprinkle on a cup of the chopped spinach. Ladle 1/4 of the meat & sauce over that. And finish it of with a cup of grated mozzarella.
Do that same layering 2 more times.
For the top, add one more layer of noodles, 1 cup of spinach, the rest of the sauce and the last cup of mozzarella.
Cover the baking dish with foil (tenting it so it doesn’t touch the cheese) and pop it into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it 5 to10 minutes longer until the cheese is beautifully melted.
Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes to set before you cut into it. Delish with a bright salad and a chunk of sturdy bread. Enjoy!
14 thoughts on “Italian Turkey Sausage & Spinach Lasagna”
I love lasagna, Rhonda! Looks absolutely delicious! ❤ I am glad, you have a good time. Hugs!!!
Who doesn’t love lasagna Vero. I’d love to see your favorite lasagna recipe! xox
I absolutely agree, Rhonda! 😉💞 However, I have few people around me who are not fans of it at all 😶 Ah, I can eat whichever, but I do like creamy “green” lasagna 😍
Have you posted the green lasagna recipe Vero?? Would love to see it! xo
Hello Rhonda! I have – https://withcoloursandcanitointhekitchen.blog/2017/07/04/green-lasagne/ here is the link 🙂 One of our favourite dishes, to be honest!
thanks Vero!! off to look it up! xo
How fun, and this looks like a delicious and healthy take on lasagna. I want a piece.
Hi Lacey— I know. I could pretty much always want lasagna. Are you craving any foods?? Take care dear girl. xox
Not a lot yet. Orange juice sounds good a lot. I am having to force myself to eat vegetables, and I usually love vegetables!
This looks so delicious Rhonda, I would definitely love to have that at my table!😍😋xox
Oh my gosh, you’re making me hungry Rhonda! I love lasagna!❤️❤️❤️
ha ha ha! Who doesn’t love lasagna Lilly??! xo
Yum yum, who could resist lasagna? Not I! -Kat
Nor me! xo