Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Turkey and Spinach Lasagna Cakes.

Turkey and Spinach Lasagna Cakes with inspiration from here

1 lb ground turkey

1 small onion chopped

2 cloves minced garlic

1 4oz can of fresh mushrooms

1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and well drained

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp cracked pepper

1 jar of spaghetti sauce

8 lasagna noodles, cooked al dente

1 beaten egg

2 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella

1 tbsp dried parsley

1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan

Cook onion, garlic, and mushrooms until all veggies are tender add turkey.

Thoroughly cook the ground turkey in a large skillet. Add the, sauce, garlic, spices, salt and pepper and spinach. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Combine the egg, ricotta, and Parmesan.

Using a glass or cookie cutter that is close to the size of the muffin cups, cut 3 circles out of each noodle for a total of 24 circles.

Place 1 noodle circle in each muffin cup. Layer meat sauce, ricotta mixture, and shredded mozzarella. Repeat. Top with a bit of parsley and grated Parmesan.

Cover loosely with a piece of foil that has been sprayed with oil and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes to brown on top.

Let the “cupcakes” sit for at least 10 minutes for easier removal.

This was a great way to dress up dinner and make it fun for the kids. My 4 year old was excited to eat "food cakes." These tasted great too!

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