Skillet Turkey and Spinach Lasagna


If you though lasagna in less than an hour was impossible, this recipe is here to prove you wrong! Make this one-pan skillet dinner in just over half an hour for a hearty, delicious weeknight dinner.

Skillet Turkey and Spinach Lasagna
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
34 mins


  • 8 ounce lean ground turkey

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cup pasta sauce with mushrooms

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cup dried wide egg noodles

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped yellow summer squash

  • 2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves

  • ½ cup fat-free ricotta cheese

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 oz.)


  1. In a large skillet cook ground turkey and onion over medium heat until turkey is browned. Drain off any fat. Stir in pasta sauce and the water. Bring to boiling. Stir in noodles and squash. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper.

  3. Drop ricotta mixture into four mounds on top of turkey mixture. Sprinkle mounds with mozzarella cheese. Cook, covered, over low heat 4 to 5 minutes or until mounds are heated through. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes before serving.


If desired, stir in 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh basil with the pasta sauce and sprinkle with additional fresh basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 12.9mg 65%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 515mg 11%
Folate, total 58.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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