Sunday, December 1, 2013

Turkey Skillet Lasagna-Weight Watchers

Since everyone is in turkey mode this weekend, here is a delightful little turkey recipe, as promised. While this uses ground turkey rather than turkey leftovers, bird is definitely still the word. This is probably one of my favorite Weight Watchers recipes. I have prepared it countless times. It's super easy and surprisingly super flavorful. I hadn't made it in a while, and the boss man requested it. So, I pulled out my trusty cookbook {Annual Recipes for Success 2011} and got to it. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

ingredients

3/4 lb ground turkey breast
1 cup chopped onion
1 16-oz carton 2% low-fat cottage cheese
1 10-oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce, divided
10 packaged pre-cooked lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups reduced fat Italian blend shredded cheese

instructions

  1. Heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add turkey and onion to pan; cook 4 minutes or until turkey is browned and onion is tender, stirring frequently to crumble turkey.
  2. While turkey and onion cook, place cottage cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Add spinach and three cups pasta sauce to turkey mixture. Cook 1 minute until thoroughly heated. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  4. Add remaining pasta sauce to pan. Top with 5 noodles, half of turkey mixture, half of cottage cheese, and half of shredded cheese. Repeat with remaining noodles, and turkey, and cheeses. Cover and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes or until noodles are tender. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

notes

  • I varied the ingredients slightly... I used a full 1 lb of ground turkey, 1 chopped yellow onion, 1% cottage cheese. I used Simply Enjoy Tomato basil and Stop & Shop brand no-boil noodles. 
  • Make sure your skillet is deep enough- I use the one I use for practically everything, which is I think 2 or 3" deep. And make sure it has a cover.
  • POINTS value: 5 {serving size = 1/8 of casserole} 277 calories; 8.1g fat; 21.3g protein; 30.2g carb; 4.3g fiber; 38mg cholesterol; 1.9mg iron; 612mg sodium; 305mg calcium

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