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Healthy Turkey Lasagna with Spinach and Ricotta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Turkey Lasagna with Spinach and Ricotta, my take on the classic lasagna, just a lot healthier and lighter. A great comfort food for a family dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ground turkey recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 761 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 500 g minced turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, tawned
  • 30 g butter ( 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 250 ml milk ( 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 50 g grated Cheddar cheese (1/4 cup)
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 8 lasagna sheets
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onion, garlic cloves and carrot.

  2. Add the oil to a large pan, and fry the onion until transluscent.

  3. In go the garlic and carrot, stir well and add the turkey mince.

  4. Continue stiring for 10 minutes until the turkey mince browns a little.

  5. Add the vegetable stock and bay leaves and leave to cook until all liquid is evaporated.

  6. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  7. Season well with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley. Take the bay leaves off the pan. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  8. Now, to make a white sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and quickly stir to get a smooth paste.

  9. Pour in the milk, and whisk until you get a lump-free sauce, it should not take longer than 5 minutes.

  10. Season with salt and pepper, mix in the dijon mustard and half of the grated Cheddar and Parmesan cheese. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  11. In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese with spinach.

  12. Now, time to assemble the lasagna.

  13. Spread half of the white sauce over the bottom of an oven-proof dish.

  14. Top with lasagna sheets, spread over half of the turkey mince mixture, top again with another layer of lasagna sheets, next goes the ricotta mixture, more lasagna sheets, the remaining turkey mince, again lasagna sheets.

  15. Spread the white sauce left all over the very top lasagna sheets and sprinkle some grated cheese over. 

  16. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. (360 Fahrenheit).

  17. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the lasagna sheets have soften.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Turkey Lasagna with Spinach and Ricotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 1043mg43%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 3565IU71%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 481mg48%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.