Updated: Jan 10
An easy to make delicious white sauce lasagne with turkey, ricotta, mozzarella, and spices.
Prep time: less than 10 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Serves 4 to 6 people
I love lasagne! Every time I make one I end up eating it for days! This particular recipe is very simple. Loaded with layers of cheese and a delicious white cream, it just hits the right spot! It really doesn't required a lot of effort and it is ready under an hour. Kids seem to love it and to be honest...I don't see why they wouldn't!
The oven ready lasagne noddles are perfect! All you have to do is layer the lasagne and pop it in the over. No pre-cooking necessary!
You can either use ground chicken or turkey for this recipe. And, if you want to make it without meat at all, you can just add spinach and zucchini and have a delicious vegetarian lasagne!
1 1/2 pound of ground turkey or chicken
4 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
1 small yellow onion (chopped)
15 oz. of Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
16 oz. of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of Thyme
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of crushed red peppers flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 dash of nutmeg
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
1 9 oz. package of Heartland Gluten Free Oven Ready Lasagne
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat the oven to 350° F / 170° C.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the turkey and cook for 5 minutes. Add the thyme, crushed red peppers, and black pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer the turkey to a large mixing bowl and add the Ricotta Cheese. Mix well. Adjust the salt and set aside.
To make the white sauce, add the cream, paprika, garlic powder, nutmeg and parsley in another mixing bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
Grease well a baking dish either with butter or with olive oil.
Ladle some of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
Add a first layer of oven ready lasagne noodles followed by the turkey mixture and some of the mozzarella cheese. Ladle some of the sauce on top of the turkey mixture.
Add another layer of lasagne noddles, turkey mixture, mozzarella, and sauce. Repeat until you have used all noddles. Top with the remaining sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven. If you fear the lasagne sauce might spill during the baking process, just place the baking dish on a baking tray lined up with foil. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes.
After 35 minutes, remove the aluminum foil, add the Parmesano cheese.
Turn the oven to low broil and place the uncovered lasagne back in the over under the broiler. Let it cook for another 5 minutes or until the top layer of the lasagne achieves a golden crust.
Remove lasagne from oven. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes and dig in!
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