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Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Lasagna using Turkey Bolognese Sauce or Leftover Roast Turkey

We promised a great turkey lasagna recipe – and here are two! Both of these recipes use leftovers. The first uses a leftover (or fresh if you insist) Turkey Bolognese Sauce the second uses leftover roasted turkey. In either case, you won’t feel like you are eating "leftovers" with either of these delicious recipes.

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Turkey Bolognese Sauce Lasagna

In this recipe the turkey is ground turkey that is part of the Bolognese Sauce.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

This is simply layers of Bolognese Sauce, Lasagna Noodles, Spinach Filling, and Béchamel Sauce.

Start by making each of your layer ingredients.

Bolognese Sauce

Click here for the Bolognese Sauce recipe (you will need 2 ½  cups or a little over half of the Bolognese recipe to make the Lasagna – but make the full recipe. The rest freezes well and makes a quick meal by serving it over pasta.

Spinach Filling
½ lb. spinach
1 oz.  butter
4 oz. Ricotta
2 oz. Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 egg
Quickly sauté spinach in the butter.   Remove and cool and chop.
Mix egg, with Ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Stir mixture into chopped spinach.

Béchamel Sauce
1 oz. butter
1 oz. flour
8 oz. milk

Combine butter and flour in a skillet. Allow to form a blond roux. Very slowly whisk in the milk whisking out lumps as they try to form. Continue to whisk to remove any lumps and make the sauce smooth.

Lasagna Noodles
Boil Lasagna noodles until al dente – or check the package for timing. Ours take just 4 minutes knowing that they will finish in the oven. You can also use no-boil lasagna noodles and skip this step.
Assemble and Bake

Grease an oven proof dish.
Spoon a small amount of the Bolognese Sauce over the bottom of the dish.
Place Lasagna noodles over the sauce.
Spoon a thin layer of the spinach filling over the noodles.
Spoon some of the Béchamel Sauce over the spinach.
Put the second set of noodles in the opposite direction from the first.
Continue with Bolognese, Spinach, Béchamel, Noodles until they are gone (finishing with the Spinach Béchamel on the top.
Sprinkle a bit of grated Parmesan on the top.
Place in oven and cook for 40 minutes until it is heated through.

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Leftover Roast Turkey Lasagna
A variation of this recipe works uses leftover roasted turkey.

Instead of the Bolognese sauce, just use any pasta sauce.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Make the spinach filling as above, and the noodles as above.
Grease your oven proof dish, but layer pasta sauce, noodles, spinach filling, shredded turkey, pasta sauce, noodles (in the opposite direction), pasta sauce, spinach, shredded turkey, pasta sauce, noodles etc.
Remember that lasagna freezes well, so you might want to make more for later.

These recipes serve 4 to 6

 

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