Makes 6 servings
1 lb ground turkey sausage, brown and drained (if you like onions, saute some when you're cooking the meat)
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (26 oz) can spaghetti sauce, your choice
1 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (more or less) diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup - 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
9 lasagna noodles (whole wheat work the best if you can find them, don't buy the oven ready kind...too mushy)
1. In a large bowl combine the turkey sausage, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, bell pepper, Parmesan and mushrooms. Stir to combine.
2. Spoon some of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Top with 3 noodles. Break the noodles in half if you need to. Layer sauce and noodles until all are used. Top with grated mozzarella.
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours (depending on how quickly your slow cooker cooks).
I randomly saw turkey sausage at the grocery store. It was on sale and I thought I would try it out. I was happy with it and will definitely buy it again. My husband and I were both pleased with the overall flavor of this lasagna. Lasagna is one of his favorite foods. I enjoyed the red bell pepper and the mushrooms to give it a little veggies and more flavor. I love these lasagnas that are literally stir everything together and then just having to layer the noodles and the sauce. 4 stars.