Lasagna in Jars

Recipe for Lasagna in Jars - When you prepare lasagna in a glass jar, you can really appreciate the layers. Made with lean turkey and low-fat cheese, and it's perfectly portioned and delicious!



Recipe for Lasagna in Jars – When you prepare lasagna in a glass jar, you can really appreciate the layers. Made with lean turkey and low-fat cheese, and it’s perfectly portioned and delicious!

Lasagna in Jars

Ingredients

    Ground Turkey Layer
  • 1.25 lb lean turkey, ground
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14.5-oz can of diced tomatoes (low sodium/no added salt), undrained
  • 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Cheese Filling
  • 15-oz container part-skim ricotta
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup low-fat mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • Other ingredients
  • 3-4 no-boil lasagna noodles, broken into pieces that fit inside the jar
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup parmesan, for garnishing each jar
  • 8, 6-ounce glass jars

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add in ground turkey and minced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until turkey is browned and cooked through. Set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Add in minced garlic and stir until fragrant and golden brown, about 1 minute. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, fresh basil, parmesan and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and partially cover.
  3. In a bowl, combine part-skim ricotta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella and an egg. Mix until everything is incorporated.
  4. Pour tomato sauce into cooked ground turkey and mix together.
  5. In a 6-ounce jar, layer the ingredients in the following order: Ground Turkey Pasta Sauce, no-boil lasagna noodle, cheese filling, fresh basil leaf, ground turkey pasta sauce, no-boil lasagna noodle, cheese filling, sprinkle of shredded parmesan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Jars will still be warm so be careful when people are grabbing them. Serve with salad.
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Image and recipe reprinted with permission from robinsbite.com and www.healthyaperture.com

 



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