8/24/2009

Lasagna Pie

Recipe from Branny Boils Over

I made this recipe mostly for DH. He puts up with a lot of health conscious cooking, but he's an Italian boy through and through. :)

I came across this recipe on Branny's blog. It sounded delicious - and, overall, is actually pretty healthy. (Although I made it a bit less so with the cheese and flour noodles).

J and I both loved this! And he was really excited to get some pasta back in his life. :)

I used ground turkey instead of lentils (as in the original recipe) and I substituted onion for the bell pepper, and cottage cheese for the ricotta. This is definitely something I would make again.

I wouldn't call this a quick meal, but it was really easy! :)

Ingredients:
6 lasagna noodles
2+ c pasta sauce
1 lb ground turkey, cooked
1/2 c onion, chopped
1 zucchini (about 1.5-2 cups), shredded
1/2 c cottage cheese
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c Mozzarella (plus more to sprinkle on top)
1 egg
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 t fennel seeds
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1 T freshly chopped basil
1 t Italian seasoning
1 large tomato, sliced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375.

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions until just al dente. When done drain and set aside (be sure to separate them so they don't stick together).

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the onion until tender and translucent. Add shredded zucchini and garlic and cook until little liquid remains (about 5-7 minutes).

Add fennel, Italian seasoning, cayenne, and basil, plus the sauce and ground turkey.

Simmer 10-15 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated - stirring often.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the cottage cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella and a bit of Italian seasoning. Set aside.

Cut lasagna noodles in half and position in a pie plate sprayed with cooking spray in a spoke-like pattern.

Add 2/3 of the sauce/turkey mixture and top with the cottage cheese mixture.

Fold the lasagna noodles over the top, and then cover with the remaining sauce/turkey mixture, then top with the sliced tomatos, and, finally, sprinkle with mozzarella.

Bake for about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 slices and serve.

2 comments:

brannyboilsover

Way to go! I love that you took the concept and matched it to fit your family's desires.

Karine

This lasagna pie looks wonderful! It is a great variation of the traditional lasagna.

Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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