Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Turkey Lasagna



A twist on the traditional lasagna!


When it comes to Italian food lasagna is the one of the best. When I told one of my friends that I was going to be making a turkey lasagna with a white sauce for my blog, he was like,"oh turkey? Why would you want to mess with a good thing?" I live to mess with a good thing.  I like to see if I can take something traditional and take it outside the box!


This turkey lasagna is a perfect example of outside the box! I like this lasagna because it didn't give me that over stuffed feeling I get sometimes when I eat Italian food yet was hearty and rich like the traditional. I enjoyed making it too. It was a bit time consuming, but I love being in the kitchen. The next time I make this I'm going to add a few more veggies.  Carrots or zucchini would go great in this dish.  I am also thinking about making another one and freezing it. I have a 5 month old so I know there will be a day when I won't have time to prepare a meal for the hubby. Also the next time I make this I will add a little bit more sauce. The sauce tasted great, I just wish there was more of it. This recipe is definitely going to become something I make for my family a lot. 


What dishes do you like to make that are outside the box?
Ingredients
1/2 chopped Onion
2 stalks Celery
1 teaspoon Garlic
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 package of ground Turkey
1 cup cooked chopped Broccoli
2 tbsp Butter 
1/4 cup Flour
1 1/2 cups Milk
1 package Lasagna Noodles
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Pre- heat oven to 350* and cook the lasagna noodles according to directions on box.
  2. Meanwhile in a large saute pan saute onions, celery and garlic until soft.  About 3 min. Add the turkey and broccoli. Cook until turkey is done and set aside.
  3. To make the sauce use a small sauce.  Melt the butter, once melted remove from heat.  Add flour and mix until a white rue forms. Return to low heat and whisk milk and S&P to taste. Allow sauce to thicken.
  4. In a casserole dish add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom. Then add a layer of noodles.  Top noodles with turkey, sauce and cheese.  Continue until your lasagna is assembled.
  5. Bake in the oven for 45-60 mins.  Let stand for 10 and server warm.



13 comments:

  1. Help! How much butter? It's in the instructions but not listed in the ingredients. Thanks!
    Cheryl

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  2. Hey Cheryl thank for the help!! There is 2 tsp of butter needed for this recipe!!

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  3. I've never used turkey in lasagne-can;t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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  4. I made this! We loved it! I doubled the sauce and substituted carrots for the celery. Thanks for the recipe! We even made it dairy free (daiya cheese, dairy free margarine, rice milk) for my dairy-allergic toddler and it was still good!

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    1. Thanks so much Alanna C. for trying the recipe! So happy that you liked it! I will have to try it dairy free!

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  5. Ohhh, I want to try this! Pinning!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us on VMG206 Brag About It!
    Can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us next week!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Hi Laurie! Thanks for pinning this recipe! I really appreciate all the love! Currently still trying to figure out next week's project for Brag About It! I hope it all comes together! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. lol, that is me every week too! I've already had one fail . . .hoping my next try will be postable :) BTW if you have a spring craft project - be sure to stop by the link on my blog for the Spring Craft Blog Hop and link up! You can continue to link up your projects there until May 25th and it will be seen across the 19 blogs that are hosting. :) Hope to see you there! Your beautiful wreath would also be a great project to post there!

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  6. Turkey lasagna sounds so great! I love turkey in place of beef. Pinning! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can't wait to see what you have lined up for this week.

    Sharon
    Her Organized Chaos

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    1. This turkey lasagna is so good and my baby girl loves it! Let me know if you try it! Thanks for dropping in!

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