Y’all asked for it! My classic lasagna is simple and
5 lasagna noodles
1 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, mined
16 ounces ground turkey (I opt for 93/7)
24 ounces marinara sauce (Gia Russa is my preferred choice)
15 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces FRESH mozzarella cheese, shredded
Fresh grated parmesan to top
1 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbs fresh basil, chopped + more for garnish
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350F.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add your lasagna noodles. Cook for about 5 minutes. You do NOT want to overcook these. Remove, drain and cut the noodles in half to fit the 8×8 pan.
In a large pan over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until translucent and fragrant. You want to add a good pinch of salt to this to allow the onions to sweat.
Add the ground turkey and cook thoroughly.
Add in your fresh herbs and remove from heat (sometimes I add in red pepper flakes for a kick).
In an 8×8 dish, place about 3 tbs sauce on the bottom and spread.
Add 3 lasagna noodles, then spread 1/3 (about 5 ounces) of the ricotta cheese onto the noodles.
Add 1/3 of the turkey meat.
Add 1/3 of the sauce.
Add 1/3 of the cheese.
Repeat the layers 2 more times, 3 layers total.
Add parmesan cheese on top.
Place into the oven covered with foil for 40 minutes (dont let the foil touch the cheese).
Remove the foil and cook another 5 minutes.
Let cool slightly and top with remaining basil.