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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onio
  • n2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds chopped plum tomatoes (about 4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup plus
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound extra lean turkey
  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (packed) grated low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 8 lasagna or so noodles, freshly cooked or use noboil lasagna noodles
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. preheat your oven to 325.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. in the onions and garlic, turn the heat up a little and add the turkey – browning it quickly almost like a stirfry fast. Return heat to medium.
  3. Add tomatoes with any juices; simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir ricotta cheese in small saucepan over medium-low heat until just heated through. Add mozzarella cheese; stir just until melted, about 1 minute. Season to taste with pepper.
  5. Spoon 1/4 cup tomato sauce into a loaf pan. add a layer of noodles, then cheese, then turkey – and repeat till you have a full loaf pan and top with a final layer of noodles. sprinkle big thick shavings of parmesan over the top – and bake for 45 minutes.Let it sit for about 5 minutes before cutting right into it.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan and remaining 2 tablespoons basil; serve.