I was really proud of myself with this recipe.  It turned out way better than I thought it would.  I had some extra vegetables in our fridge so I just ran with it and this is what happened!  Mario…get it?  Hidden turnips.  #90skidjokes

  • 1 lb 97% lean ground beef/sirloin or chicken or turkey
  • 1 jar organic tomato sauce (I used Muir Glen)
  • 9 whole grain lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 8-10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 turnips, shredded (literally…use a cheese grater. Use a potato peeler to remove the tough skin, cut off the top and bottom, and grate away.)
  • 1 small container full fat ricotta cheese (or low fat.  I use full fat because there is less sodium. By small I mean the 15 oz.)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded (as little or as much as you want, but don’t overdo it.)
  1. Brown meat in a skillet, drain.  Place in a bowl with the sauce, mix. 
  2. Add a touch of grape seed oil or another high heat cooking oil to the skillet, and cook turnip shreds and garlic until softer.  Add to a separate bowl with the cheeses and spinach.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Spread a small amount of the meat mixture into a greased pan.  Layer noodles, meat, cheese mixture 3 times or until all ingredients are gone.  Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.  
  5. Nom nom.