Turkey lasagne

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Serves: 4

By Janenicola1976



  • 1 onion finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 500ml milk

  • 1 pinch sugar

  • 1 tin chopped tomato

  • 175ml red wine

  • 1 bay leaves

  • 1 clove garlic chopped

  • 2 balls mozzarella sliced

  • 500g turkey mince

  • 5-6 basil torn

  • 25g plain flour

  • 25g butter

  • 50g Parmesan grated

  • 375g lasagne sheets one pack


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Turn the heat up and add the turkey mince. Fry until lightly browned, stirring frequently and breaking up any lumps.
  3. Pour in the wine, boil rapidly for 2 mins to allow the alcohol to evaporate and the wine to reduce a little. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato purée, sugar, basil leaves and seasoning, stirring well.
  4. Turn down the heat to low and continue to cook for about 20 minutes or until excess liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick. Set aside to cool.

To make the bechamel sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour, off the heat, stirring until smooth.
  2. Cook for 2 mins, then whisk in the milk a little at a time.
  3. Add the bay leaf and bring to the boil, stirring continuously until thickened. Simmer for 10 mins until you have a creamy sauce. Discard the bay leaf and set aside to cool.

To assemble the lasagne:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce over the base of a gratin dish. Add a layer of lasagne sheets, avoiding any overlap, breaking them up if necessary to fit. Spoon a layer of white sauce evening on top, followed by a layer of meat sauce and another layer of pasta. Add the last of the meat sauce and finish with the white sauce.
  3. Lay the sliced mozzarella on top, scatter over the Parmesan and bake for 40 minutes until bubbling and golden brown.

Handy Hint

A fab twist on the classic beef lasange. Tastes great and healthier than the beef version. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

Additional Information

  • italian

  • turkey

  • tomato

  • poultry

  • cheese

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Pasta

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • 15/02/10 15:51

    a delicious family favourite, a popular in our household!