Make Crockpot Ground Turkey Lasagna is a delicious and easy lasagna recipe. It is loaded with flavor and makes for a simple weeknight meal.

Ground Turkey Lasagna in the slow cooker
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Best Crock Pot Ground Turkey Lasagna:

We love making lasagna but it usually requires a lot of steps. But this ground turkey lasagna slow cooker recipe is so easy to make. The slow cooker does all the work with simple ingredients.

Ground turkey is layered over sauce and uncooked noodles to give this lasagna so much flavor. It is the perfect weeknight and a delicious comfort food recipe. The cheesy turkey sauce makes this always a crowd favorite.

If you are looking for an easy way to make a lasagna, then you need to make this ground turkey lasagna. Add your favorite garlic bread and salad to complete the meal.

Ingredients needed - turkey, olive oil, onion, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese

Ingredients

  • Ground Turkey
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion (finely diced)
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • Crushed Tomatoes (15 oz each)
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lasagna Noodles (uncooked)
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese

How to Make Ground Turkey Lasagna in the Crockpot:

  • Step 1 – Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the ground turkey and diced onions. 
  • Step 2 – Sauté until the onions are soft and the turkey is browned. 
  • Step 3 – Then add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes until the garlic is aromatic. 
  • Step 4 – Then add in the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper. 
Cooking the ground turkey with the onions and adding in the additional ingredients
  • Step 5 – Stir and cook for 7-8 minutes until heated through and well combined.  Then remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Step 6 – In a separate bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan Cheese. 
  • Step 7 – Spray a 6 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Step 8 – Pour a layer of sauce on the bottom of the crock pot (approximately 1-1 ½ cups). Then place a layer of the lasagna noodles on top.  It’s ok to break some of the noodles to cover the top of the sauce. 
  • Step 9 – Then layer approximately ⅓ of the cheese mixture on top followed by approximately 1 cup of the ground turkey sauce.  
Combining the cheese together in a bowl and layering in the slow cooker
  • Step 10 – Repeat these layers 2 more times making sure to end with the meat sauce.  Sprinkle the remaining ½ cups of the mozzarella cheese on top. 
  • Step 11 – Cover and cook the lasagna on low for 4-5 hours until the noodles are soft. 
Layering the ingrediens in the slow cooker and cooking
  • Step 12 – Then turn the crock pot off and let the lasagna rest for 20-30 minutes before serving.  The lasagna is ready to serve and enjoy! For additional cheese flavor, top with ¼ cup of parmesan cheese.
Ground Turkey Lasagna in the slow cooker

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Meat – Feel free to change the meat to ground beef. Sometimes I will use half ground turkey and half ground beef. It would be delicious with added Italian Sausage.
  • Cheese – You can use different cheese in this lasagna. Substitute cottage cheese with the ricotta mixture.
  • Add in Vegetables – Add in vegetables to this turkey lasagna recipe. Lasagna is a great recipe to sneak in spinach, kale, or peppers.
  • Tomato Sauce – We used crushed tomatoes in this recipe, but you can substitute for tomato sauce.
Ground Turkey Lasagna serving on a spatula

Ground Turkey Lasagna Tips:

  • Ground Turkey – Cook turkey in the skillet until no longer pink. We recommend cooking the turkey in a separate pan. If you have a slow cooker that you can cook the turkey in then that works too.
  • Combine Ingredients – Combine the ground turkey mixture together thoroughly. This helps the layers of noodles to cook in the slow cooker.
  • Baking Dish – Instead of cooking the ground turkey in the slow cooker, it can be made in the oven. Layer the ingredients in a baking dish and bake until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Uncooked Noodles – Use regular uncook lasagna noodles to prepare the meal. You can use wheat or white lasagna noodles and they both taste great.
  • Let lasagna Rest – After cooking lasagna, make sure you let it rest for at least 25 minutes. This makes it easier to slice and serve.
Ground Turkey Lasagna in the slow cooker with a serving on a spatula

What to Serve with Ground Turkey Lasagna:

  • Garlic Bread SticksThis garlic bread sticks recipe is the perfect side. I love to dip the bread sticks in the tomato sauce.
  • Roasted Vegetables – Roast broccoli or asparagus in the oven for a delicious side.
  • Garden Salad – Make a delicious green salad to pair with this turkey lasagna. Turkey lasagna is so hearty that I like to serve a light side.
Ground Turkey Lasagna on a plate

Can you Make this Vegetarian?

Yes, this recipe can easily be made into a Vegetarian Lasagna. Simply omit the ground turkey and load the lasagna with lots of vegetables. This still makes this lasagna recipe rich and hearty.

Ground Turkey Lasagna on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

This turkey lasagna recipe make a large portion but if stored properly this lasagna is delicious the next day. Store in an air tight container and it will stay good for about 4 days.

We really love turkey lasagna leftovers as the ingredients really marinate together overnight.

Ground Turkey Lasagna on a plate

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Crockpot Ground Turkey Lasagna

4 from 3 votes
Make Crockpot Ground Turkey Lasagna is a delicious and easy lasagna recipe. It is loaded with flavor and makes for a simple weeknight meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 548

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14.5 oz.
  • 2 can crushed tomatoes 15 oz each
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
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Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add in the ground turkey and diced onions.
  • Sauté until the onions are soft and the turkey is browned.
  • Then add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes until the garlic is aromatic.
  • Then add in the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and cook for 7-8 minutes until heated through and well combined.  Then remove the pan from the heat.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan Cheese.
  • Spray a 6 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour a layer of sauce on the bottom of the crock pot (approximately 1-1 ½ cups). Then place a layer of the lasagna noodles on top.  It’s ok to break some of the noodles to cover the top of the sauce.
  • Then layer approximately ⅓ of the cheese mixture on top followed by approximately 1 cup of the ground turkey sauce.
  • Repeat these layers 2 more times making sure to end with the meat sauce.  Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover and cook the lasagna on low for 4-5 hours until the noodles are soft.
  • Then turn the crock pot off and let the lasagna rest for 20-30 minutes before serving.  The lasagna is ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 548kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 45g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 104mg, Sodium 1092mg, Potassium 1027mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 1046IU, Vitamin C 20mg, Calcium 568mg, Iron 5mg

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