Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna2021-02-02
- Yield: 8 servings
- Servings: 8
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 4:40 h
- Ready In: 4:50 h
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This information is per serving.
Saturated Fat4.0 g
Trans Fat3.7 g
Unsaturated Fat0.6 g
Slow cooker turkey lasagna. Excellent Italian lasagna with ground turkey and spinach cooked in a slow cooker. Very easy and delicious recipe!
What are the advantages of using a slow cooker for turkey lasagna?
A slow cooker is a great way to cook lasagna because it requires little supervision and long periods of cooking. The ingredients are layered in the pot, which is then set to low for a few hours. The slow cooker will keep the lasagna warm for up to four hours after cooking and can be used as a serving dish.
This type of lasagna is easy to make and doesn’t require any pre-cooking of pasta or meat. Slow cookers are also great for making other types of dishes like soups, stews, roasts, or casseroles.
What are the disadvantages of using a slow cooker for turkey lasagna?
A slow cooker is usually used to make soups and stews, but it can also be used to make lasagna.
The advantages of using a slow cooker are that it is one less pot to wash, and it can cook the lasagna without drying out the noodles. The disadvantages of using a slow cooker are that it doesn’t do well with liquids, so you have to be careful not to let them spill over the side. Also, there is no browning of any kind. The turkey will just be in a watery sauce and will not have any flavor.
Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna
- 1 pound (480 g) uncooked ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup (250 ml) pasta sauce
- 15 oz (450 g) ricotta cheese
- 10 oz (300 g) frozen spinach, chopped,thawed and squeezed dry
- 2 cups Italian-blend cheese, shredded
- 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked, cut into half
- grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup (250 ml) water
Using a nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, or until browned. Stir to break into small pieces. Season with spices and salt. Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine ricotta cheese, spinach, and cheese blend in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Arrange half of the lasagna noodles in the slow cooker. Spoon on half of the turkey mixture. Pour on half of the pasta sauce and half of fresh water. Spread half of the cheese mixture on top. Repeat layering.
Cover slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4½ hours or until lasagna is tender. To serve, cut slow cooker turkey lasagna into equal pieces. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.