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Heart Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna

Recipe provided by Strive for Wellness®

Servings: 8 (Size: 1 cup)


1 medium white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1¼ lbs. lean 90/10 ground turkey
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 (15 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup reduced-fat Italian cheese blend, shredded
12 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken in half (12 ounces = 24 halves)
1½ cups frozen or fresh chopped broccoli (thawed and squeezed dry if frozen)
26 ounce jar crushed tomatoes, no added salt
16 ounce can of tomato sauce, no added salt


  1. Place ground turkey in a large skillet and add oregano, basil and black pepper. Cook turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain fat and set aside in bowl.
  2. Add onions and garlic to skillet over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until softened; place in bowl with turkey. Add broccoli, crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce to bowl and mix all contents together; set aside.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine cottage cheese and ½ cup of shredded cheese.
  4. Place lasagna noodle halves* at the bottom of a large slow cooker. Spread half* of the meat sauce over top of the noodles. Pour ¼ cup of water over meat sauce and noodles. Top the meat sauce with half* of the cheese mixture on top.
  5. Continue layering with the remaining noodle pieces halves, meat sauce and cheese mixture. Upon completion, add one more ¼ cup of water.
  6. Cover with lid and cook on “high” for 4 hours, or on “low” for 5 hours.
  7. Uncover and sprinkle remaining ½ cup shredded cheese over the top. Let cook for another 15 minutes before serving.

*Note: This recipe can be made into 2-4 layers, depending on the size of your slow cooker. If half of the noodles fit on the bottom, then there will be 2 layers. If ¼ of the noodles fit on the bottom, then there will be 4 layers, etc. The same would apply to the other layered ingredients.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 290, Total Fat: 8g (12%), Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13%), Sodium: 336mg (14%), Total Carbohydrate: 32g (11%), Dietary Fiber: 4.5g (18%), Protein: 24g

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
8 servings
Serving size 1 cup
Amount per serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Sodium 336mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g18%
Protein 24g 
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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