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Sometime life gets crazy in my house. Sometime crazy days equal quick one pot dinners. This is one of my go to “One Pot Wonders” I love lasagna, but my kids are a little less enthused about it. I am constantly trying to come up with a different version of lasagna that they might actually like. I tend to stock my cupboards with some yummy jarred sauces for quick fast dinner nights. I love Bertolli brand sauces and my kids love the vodka sauce they have. I was planning on making skillet lasagna this night but when I went to the cupboard all I had was vodka sauce. So I decided to give it a try with the vodka sauce. I tweaked the recipe a little and this is what I came up. Half of the kids loved it and half were like “eh” hhaha , hey you can’t win them all right?!  My hubby and I on the other hand loved it! 🙂 Give it a try and let me know what you think! 🙂

Vodka Sauce Lasagna Casserole

  • 1 jar Bertolli vodka cream sauce
  • 1box Bertolli pasta (any shape)
  • 1.5lb ground turkey burger
  • 3cranks sea salt
  • 10cranks black pepper
  • 2cups ricotta cheese
  • 1cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2tsp oregano
  • 1tsp onions powder
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1cup parmesan cheese
  • 1cup cottage cheese
  • 2tbsp garlic herb and wine seasoning (McCormicks)
  • 1/2tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2Tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Preheat oven to 400F

Add the EVOO to a Skillet over medium high heat. Once pan is hot, add the turkey burger.

While the meat is cooking, bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Be sure to generously salt your pasta water. Cook pasta al dente and drain.

Season the meat with the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and the garlic herb seasoning.

Once the meat is starting to get golden brown, add the vodka sauce and let simmer over low heat until ready to add over top the pasta. (atleast 5minutes)

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In a large bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese,1 cup parm cheese, 1/4cup mozzarella cheese, oregano, and egg. Combine all together. cheese sauce

then mix into the pasta until pasta is well coated.

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In the bottom of the skillet (I used the same skillet I used for the sauce. I just wiped it out first. Or you could use a casserole dish.) spread the cheesy pasta smooth. Covering the entire bottom of the pan.

Pour the vodka meat sauce over top of the pasta.

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Completely cover the pasta.

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Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and the fresh Parmesan cheese.

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Place in the oven and bake for 10-15min.or until the cheese starts to get golden brown on top. It will look like this:

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Let cool for atleast 5minutes and then scoop in and ENJOY!! I some crusty bread and a yummy tossed salad along side our lasagna . 🙂

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This is even better left over the next day! I am so in love with this dish and next time I will add some spinach to it! Let me know what you think about this easy quick one dish yumminess!

Happy Cooking!! 🙂

Beth 🙂

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