Quick Lasagna From Thanksgiving Leftovers: Recipe by Holly Clegg

Quick Lasagna From Thanksgiving Leftovers

Ever wondered what you’ll do with all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey? With the proper plastic food storage, you can keep the turkey fresh and safe to eat for quite a while. Holly Clegg, author of Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC™ FREEZER FRIENDLY MEALS, offers the recipe below to help you make the most of your holiday cooking.

Take the easy but delicious way out with commercial pasta sauce, leftover turkey and no-boil noodles to create a fantastic and favorite lasagna. Have extra—cut into individual portions, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in zip-top freezer bags for your next meal.

Makes 8 servings


3 cups leftover turkey, skin removed and cut into pieces

2 (26-ounce) jars red pasta sauce

1 (8-ounce) package no-boil lasagna noodles

2 cups shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese

2 (10-ounce) packages chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained

1 (4-ounce) package crumbled goat cheese


1. Preheat oven 350?F.

2. Combine leftover turkey and pasta sauce.

3. In oblong baking dish, spread thin layer of turkey sauce. Top with layer of noodles, one-third turkey sauce, Mozzarella cheese, half spinach, one-third of goat cheese. Repeat layering with noodles, turkey sauce, Mozzarella, remaining spinach, one-third of goat cheese. Continue with remaining noodles, turkey sauce, Mozzarella, goat cheese.

4. Bake, covered, 50 minutes. Uncover, bake 5 minutes longer, or until bubbly. Serve immediately.

To Prepare and Eat Now: Serve when ready.

To Freeze: Cool to room temperature. Wrap, label and freeze. Recommended freezing time: up to 3 months.

To Serve: Remove from freezer to defrost. Preheat oven to 350° F, bake, covered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover, bake 5 minutes longer. Alternately, you can reheat in microwave if cut into pieces.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories 393, Protein (g) 29, Carbohydrate (g) 40, Fat (g) 13, Calories from Fat (%) 29, Saturated Fat (g) 5, Dietary Fiber (g) 6, Cholesterol (mg) 57, Sodium (mg) 1026, Diabetic Exchanges: 2.5 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Recipe from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC™ FREEZER FRIENDLY MEALS. Click here to visit her website for more recipes.