Turkey Lasagna

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • 4 servings

Straight from beautiful Italy, lasagna is a highly popular dish, made with layers of thin pasta sheets, sauces, and various other ingredients. This version is very close to the classic one, with turkey meat, a few veggies, tomato sauce, and bechamel sauce. You can have it ready in under an hour, and it’s perfect for family dinners!

Ingredients Needed for Turkey Lasagna

    2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
    2 carrots, shredded
    1 red onion, minced
    14 ounces of turkey leftovers
    0.5 ounce butter
    3 tablespoons of tomato sauce
    4 lasagna sheets
    ⅔ cup mozzarella, shredded
    bechamel sauce:
    2 ounces of butter
    2 ounces of flour
    1 cup milk
    1 teaspoon nutmeg

How to Make Turkey Lasagna

  1. You can start with the bechamel.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium-low heat and start melting the butter. Slowly pour in the flour while stirring.
  3. Cook the mixture on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it has a light, golden color.
  4. Keep on heat and slowly add the milk, while stirring fast and continuously.
  5. Season with nutmeg.
  6. When the sauce has a thick and smooth consistency, you can turn off the heat.
  7. Heat the 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add the carrot and onion, and cook everything together. Reserve the carrot and onion for later.
  9. Add the turkey leftovers in a skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes with the butter. Add the carrot, tomato sauce, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the stove.
  10. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  11. For the lasagna, butter the bottom of a loaf tin. For the first layer, add 1 lasagna sheet. Top it with turkey mixture, and 2 tablespoons of bechamel sauce.
  12. Repeat, and use the ingredients to make 3 more layers for the lasagna.
  13. Finally, top it with shredded mozzarella.
  14. Bake the lasagna for 25 minutes!

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