Try this delicious Turkey Lasagna
As an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey, try this tasty turkey lasagna recipe. It takes about 1 hour prep time, and then 55 mins in the oven. Makes about 15 individual servings (or 5, if you’re a big eater). Cost of ingredients: Approx. $20 to $25 (biggest cost is the cheese)
Thanksgiving Turkey Lasagna Ingredients
1 lb. of Ground Turkey
1 white onion, shredded
A dozen fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 large can (796ml or 26oz) of Spaghetti Sauce
1 box of Oven Ready Lasagna noodles (make sure its “Oven Ready”, no boiling required)
1 package (10 oz or 300 grams) of frozen chopped spinach
500 ml (2 cups) of dry cottage cheese
u1 lb of shredded Mozarella cheese
A few oz. of shredded Parmesan cheese
Preparing the Meat Sauce
In a large frying pan, start caramelizing the onions. After a few minutes, add all the mushrooms. Cook until everything is reduced and all the liquid is gone. (It helps if you do not cover the pan, but let the liquid from the mushrooms evaporate). Set this mixture aside, and then add the pound of ground turkey to the pan, and brown until crumbly.
Add the onion/mushroom mixture to the turkey, and then add the can of spaghetti sauce. Simmer to heat the entire mixture. No need to boil it, just heat it thru.
Preparing the other ingredients
Drain, and squeeze the chopped spinach until it is as dry as possible. Crumble and loosen it and divide it into 3 equal portions
Divide the Mozzarella cheese into 4 equal portions
Divide the Dry Cottage cheese into 3 equal portions.
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Arranging the Thanksgiving Turkey lasagna
Take a 14 x 9 oven dish and spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of meat-sauce onto the bottom, to act as lubricant. Then layer the oven-ready lasagna noodles onto the bottom, being sure NOT to overlap them. Just arrange them so that they are nearly touching.
Cover these noodles with 1/4 of the meat sauce, and then 1/3 of the dry Cottage cheese, 1/3 of the spinach and finally, 1/4 of the Mozzarella cheese.
Next, another layer of noodles, followed 1/4 of the meat sauce, 1/3 spinach, 1/3 Cottage cheese and 1/4 Mozzarella.
Another layer of noodles, followed by 1/4 meat sauce, the last of the spinach and Cottage cheese, and another 1/4 of the Mozzarella.
Final (4th) layer of noodles, followed by the last of the meat sauce, and topped with the rest of the Mozzarella. Sprinkle a few ounces of Parmesan on top.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and insert into the middle of the hot oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 15 minutes. If the top cheese has not browned, I usually kick on the ‘broil’ for another 5 minutes.
Take it out, let it set for about 10 minutes and your delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Lasagna.
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Why Is Canada’s Thanksgiving In October? All The Ways The Holiday Differs From America’s Turkey Day
Read on for the answer to more questions you were too embarrassed to ask about the Canadian holiday. Canadas Parliament proclaimed a day for giving thanks for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed in 1879. In the 1750s, Thanksgiving spread to Nova Scotia and in 1763 was used to mark the end of the Seven Years War.
When did Canadians start celebrating Thanksgiving? Canada’s Parliament proclaimed a day for giving thanks for “the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed” in 1879. But the holiday has much earlier roots, with native tribes of the First Nations holding their own harvest festivals before the arrival of Europeans. Arctic explorer Martin Frobisher gave thanks in 1587 for his crew’s survival and successful journey through the Northwest Passage, and French explorer Samuel de Champlain held his own celebration in the 1600s. In the 1750s, Thanksgiving spread to Nova Scotia and in 1763 was used to mark the end of the Seven Years’ War. These early roots mean that Canada started celebrating the holiday before the U.S.