Barefoot Contessa Turkey Lasagna Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 White Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Turkey Sausage, casings removed
  • 28 ounces Crushed Tomatoes, in tomato puree
  • 1 6 ounce can Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 pound Lasagna Noodles
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 3-4 ounces Goat Cheese, creamy and crumbled
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 1 extra large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound Mozzarella Cheese, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large (10 to 12-inch) skillet.
  3. Mix in the onion and cook for five minutes over medium-low heat, until translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Now the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a fork, for about eight to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  6. Put in the tomatoes, tomato paste, two tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  7. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile ... fill a separate bowl with very hot tap water.
  9. Add the noodles and allow them to sit in the water for 20 minutes. Drain.
  10. In another, medium bowl, combine the ricotta, goat cheese, a cup of Parmesan, the egg, the remaining two tablespoons of parsley, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  11. Ladle in a third of the sauce into a 9 X12 by 2-inch rectangular baking dish, spreading the sauce over the bottom of the dish.
  12. Add the layers as follows: half the pasta, half the mozzarella, half the ricotta, and one-third of the sauce.
  13. Mix in the rest of the pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, and finally, sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling.


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Author: Matt R.
Source: Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 239
Calories 649

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 911mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 39g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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