My eating has kind of been all over the place for the last 10 days or so. Since my husband has a broken jaw and his teeth have been wired shut, my dinners have been super easy and quick. He can only eat soups that have been liquified, smoothies, milkshakes, etc… so the kids have been making their own dinners, a sandwich, some pasta, or I’ll have a bowl of cereal or scrambled eggs. I feel bad eating good food in front of him, so my LUNCH dishes have been a little more deluxe. In comes my lasagna for 1! It’s super easy and can be customized a million ways depending on what you have on hand..
I had these lasagna noodles, and I knew I had some more of the ground turkey from my pot stickers I made yesterday, so I knew that would be in my filling too.
3 sheets of lasagna noodles (these were the no boil kind)
4 oz. ground turkey
1 cup tomato sauce (to which I added cumin and a little chili powder)
1 TB. taco seasoning
1 oz. Mexican shredded cheese
handful of broccoli slaw (chopped)
1 clove of garlic chopped
I have a small ramekin which I used to layer my lasagna for one. I snapped each lasagna noodle in half, which gave me 6 layers in my lasagna (for only 160 calories!)
In a small skillet, add the onion, garlic and broccoli slaw and saute until tender.
Next add the ground turkey and cook until its cooked through, and then I added the taco seasoning (from a packet) with a tablespoon of water.
This is the cheese I used:
I started layering the ramekin. I put a little sauce on the bottom, a lasagna sheet, some of the turkey mixture, a touch of cheese, and kept going until I was out of lasagna sheets. this is what it looked like before going into the oven:
The directions on the lasagna noodle box recommended you cook it for 50-60 minutes. Since I just made 1 serving of lasagna, I cooked it at 375 covered with aluminum foil for about 40 minutes, and let rest for about 5 minutes.
Since I was cooking this based on ingredients I had, I thought of several ways you could make this even better. You could add black beans, corn, maybe some salsa, you could have used taco sauce instead of the tomato sauce. You could add spinach or shredded zucchini.
This huge portion was 460 calories! And the best part was, I couldn’t even finish it all! I thought it tasted great!
What are your favorite things to make for 1 person??