“Better for You” Lasagna

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Lasagna is a classic food – perfect for feeding the family or a crowd the most perfect dinner. It’s filling, it’s great with garlic bread, and it’s “better for you” with a few modifications to the normal recipe. 


  • 1/2 tbsp Mazola® Cooking Oil 40 oz
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 9 Whole Wheat Noodles
  • 8 ounces Italian Cheese Blend (Mozzarella, romano, asiago, parmesean)
  • 1 cup Three Cheese Parmesan Cheese (Parmesean, romano, asiago)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 8 ounce Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 16 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  2. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until brown and cooked through. Drain excess juices off. 
  3. Return pot to stove. Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to meat mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes or less. Adjust seasonings to your preferred tasting. 
  4. While mixture is simmering, make your cheese mixture. Combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, 4 ounces of Italian shredded cheese blend, and egg. Blend cheese mixture until smooth. 
  5. Spread 1 cup of meat mixture onto bottom of baking dish – preferably 9×13. Top with 3 wheat lasagna noodles. Spread 1/3 of ricotta cheese mixture on top of noodles along with 1/3 of meat mixture. Repeat layers above 2 more times. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese mix on top of sauce. Top with 4 ounces of Italian cheese blend mix. Garnish with chopped parsley. 
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more additional minutes. 
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