Ina Garten Turkey Lasagna Recipe

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This delicious Turkey Lasagna recipe is by Ina Garten. It makes a satisfying meal for the whole family.

Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food - full of cheesy goodness and so satisfying! And if you love cheese, you will just adore this Ina Garten recipe - it uses 4 different varieties, each of which brings its own unique flavor and texture to the dish! 

Ina Garten Lasagna Photo

The goat's cheese in this recipe is probably the most interesting ingredient - it's not typically included in lasagna but really sets the dish apart, giving it a flavour that will have the whole family coming back for more!

This recipe also calls for Italian turkey sausage, which is a lighter choice than traditional lasagna meats but tastes absolutely wonderful.

Ina Garten Lasagna Picture

Try to use fresh herbs in this recipe if you can get them - the bold flavors really shine through in a way that dried herbs just can't match!

A Fabulous Make-Ahead Meal

One of the things we love about lasagna is the fact that it's the meal that keeps on giving! It freezes really well, so if you have any leftovers you can easily store them for another time.

Ina Garten Lasagna Image

Or do what we do and double your quantities, giving you one dish for the table and another for the freezer! If you do that, try freezing your lasagna uncooked. That way, you can serve it freshly baked on the day you need it. 

You might also like to try this Easy Lasagna recipe that cuts a few corners to save you time!


Ina Garten Turkey Lasagna Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion, chopped (1 onion)
  • 2 cloves Garlics, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 28 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes, in tomato puree
  • 1 6 ounce can Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 pound Lasagna Noodles
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 3-4 ounces Creamy Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 1 extra large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound Fresh Mozzarella, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large (10 to 12-inch) skillet. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the sausage and cook over medium-low heat, breaking it up with a fork, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat, for 15 to 20 minutes, until thickened. 
  6. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with the hottest tap water. Add the noodles and allow them to sit in the water for 20 minutes. Drain. 
  7. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, goat cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan, the egg, the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside. 
  8. Ladle 1/3 of the sauce into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch rectangular baking dish, spreading the sauce over the bottom of the dish. Then add the layers as follows: half the pasta, half the mozzarella, half the ricotta, and one 1/3 of the sauce.
  9. Add the rest of the pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, and finally, sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.
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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Source: Ina Garten
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 122
Calories 392

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 992mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 20g

* 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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