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Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce

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Today we will make a tasty turkey lasagna with white sauce, from minced turkey meat, cheddar cheese sauce, and grated mozzarella on top will be delicious. You will see that this is one of the simplest and easiest to make of all the lasagna recipes, but it is so good.

Let me show you the five ingredients from which I will prepare this lasagne.

Ingredients

From the turkey lasagna with white sauce recipe, I chose all the ingredients to make our work more accessible and cook as soon as possible.

I chose to buy fresh lasagna sheets, first of all, because they are made in two minutes and do not require pre-boiling or to use a lot of sauce in the recipe. For four servings, we need a pack of six sheets of lasagna, a total of 250 g.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-All Ingredients on the Table

For the filling, I will use 800 g of minced turkey meat; first of all, because it cooks quickly, you will see that in 15 minutes it is ready, secondly because it contains less fat and is healthier.

I will add two medium-sized onions and two tablespoons of tomato paste to the meat.

Also, to make my work more accessible and not have to make I don’t know what bechamel sauce, I bought two boxes of cheddar cream cheese sauce of 350 g each, made of cheddar cheese, water and milk.

I will sprinkle plenty of mozzarella cheese on top, about 100 g, which I bought ready to be grated to avoid wasting time.

Preparing the Ingredients

Preparing the ingredients is quick and easy; all you have to do is peel the onion and chop it as small as possible to cook as quickly as possible.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Chopped Onions on the Chopping Board

I will finely chop the chives and break the thyme leaves from the twigs.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Chopped Chives on the Chopping Board
Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Thyme Leaves on the Chopping Board

How to Make the Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce?

For the beginning, I will prepare the filling, and then we will build the lasagna and put it in the oven.

Make the Filling

Heat 50 ml of sunflower oil in a larger frying pan and fry the chopped onion. Season with a teaspoon of sea salt and fry the onion for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat, stirring, until it becomes glassy.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Frying Chopped Onions in the Frying Pan

I add the minced turkey meat that I break into pieces to cover the entire surface of the pan.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Ground Turkey on the Frying Chopped Onions in the Frying Pan

Fry the pieces of meat, stirring and turning them over, about 3-4 minutes, over medium heat until they become whitish.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Fried Ground Turkey and Chopped Onions in the Frying Pan

Add two tablespoons of tomato paste and season with a teaspoon of sea salt, half a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, and the broken leaves from the four thyme branches.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Seasoned Fried Ground Turkey and Chopped Onions in the Frying Pan

I put the lid on, reduced the temperature to a minimum and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until all the liquid had evaporated. I mentioned that I did not add water at all; after you put the lid on, the meat will remove enough liquid to simmer.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Fried Meat Filling in the Frying Pan

The filling is ready, we put it together to cool a little and we start to assemble the lasagna.

Layering the Turkey Lasagna

I chose a glass baking dish because it seems the most suitable for this recipe, and I pour half a can of cheese sauce (about 175 g) on its bottom with a tablespoon of sunflower oil.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Cheese Sauce and Oil on the Bottom of Oven Tray

Place the first two lasagna sheets on top of this sauce to be cooked underneath, do not dry out, and remain crispy.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-First Two Lasagna Sheets in the Baking Tray

Over the lasagna sheets, I will spread half of the turkey filling evenly to get everywhere.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-First Layer of Meat Filling in the Baking Tray

Over the meat, I add again cheddar cheese sauce, about half a can, and a third of the chopped chives that will flavour and colour the dish.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Cheese Sauce and Chopped Chives on the First Filling Layer in the Baking Tray

Two more lasagna sheets follow, and we continue to the next level.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Two Lasagna Sheets on the First Filling Layer

Add the rest of the meat filling, which level to reach everywhere.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Second Layer of Meat Filling in the Baking Tray

Over the meat follows white sauce, half can again, and again chopped chives.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Cheese Sauce on the Second Filling Layer in the Baking Tray

I cover with the last two lasagna sheets, and I stop here with the levels; whoever wants to make several layers, that’s enough for me.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Last Two Lasagna Sheets on the Top of Filling Layers

Over these sheets, I will pour the rest of the sauce that I level with a spoon and sprinkle the rest of the chopped chives.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Cheese Sauce and Chopped Chives on the Top of Filling Layers in the Baking Tray

We have to add a generous amount of mozzarella grated on top, which will melt and give a unique taste and look to the dish.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Grated Mozzarella on the Top of the Dish

Baking the Lasagna

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius Fan (425 F, 220 C, Gas Mark 7), insert the tray and bake for about 25 minutes. Some people prefer to cover the tray with aluminium foil first, but I didn’t; I inserted it uncovered and left it until it got a beautiful golden colour on top.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Baked Dish Ready to Serve

That’s all; this was my recipe for turkey lasagna with white sauce; delicious but straightforward, it simply melts in your mouth.

Serving

Serve hot, cut a slice of lasagna from the pan, grate some Parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle with chopped chives, a delight.

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Lasagna Slice Served on Plate With Chopped Chives on Top

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Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Lasagna Slice Served on Plate With Chopped Chives on Top
Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce-Lasagna Slice Served on Plate With Chopped Chives on Top

Turkey Lasagna With White Sauce

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This tasty turkey lasagna with white sauce, from minced turkey meat, cheddar cheese sauce, and grated mozzarella on top will be delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine International, Italian
Servings 4 portions
Calories 909 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 800 g turkey mince
  • 250 g lasagne sheets 6 sheets
  • 2 pieces onions medium size
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 700 g cheese pasta sauce 2×350 g
  • 100 g mozzarella grated
  • 70 ml sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt kosher
  • ½ tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 4 sprigs thyme fresh
  • 1 tsp marjoram dried
  • 1 bunch chives fresh, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Peel the onion and chop it as small as possible, chop the chives and break the thyme leaves from the twigs.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a larger pan and fry the chopped onion. Season with sea salt and fry the onion for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat, stirring, until it becomes glassy.
  • Add the minced turkey meat and Fry the pieces of meat, stirring and turning them over, about 3-4 minutes, over medium heat until they become whitish.
  • Add the tomato paste and season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, marjoram and thyme leaves. Put the lid, reduce the temperature to a minimum and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated.
  • Take a baking dish and pour half a can of cheese sauce on its bottom with a tablespoon of sunflower oil. Place the first two lasagna sheets on top of this sauce to be cooked underneath.
  • Over the lasagna sheets, spread half of the turkey filling evenly to get everywhere and add cheddar cheese sauce, about half a can, and a third of the chopped chives.
  • Two more lasagna sheets follow, and the rest of the meat filling follows white sauce, half a box again, and chopped chives.
  • Cover with the last two lasagna sheets, pour the rest of the sauce and sprinkle the rest of the chopped chives. Add a generous amount of mozzarella grated on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius Fan (425 F, 220 C, Gas Mark 7), insert the tray and bake for about 25 minutes until it got a beautiful golden colour.
  • Serve hot, grate some Parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle with chopped chives.

Notes

If you don’t have cheese sauce, make a bechamel sauce made of white roux with milk and grated cheddar cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 909kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 54gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 2381mgPotassium: 1424mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1155IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 246mgIron: 4mg
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