Turkey and Spinach Lasagne

Furlong Family Butchers, Wexford
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  • 1lb Minced Turkey
  • 2 Tabsp Oil
  • I onion chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper Diced
  • 10 Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tabsp Tomato Puree
  • 500g Passata
  • 2 Tabsp Italian Herb Mix
  • 3 Cups Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 1lb Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

A delicious version of lasagne for those of us who are health conscious. Simply swap out your regular beef mince for lean turkey mince. Perfect for all the family or sharing with friends.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large saucepan over high-medium heat, bring 2 gallons of water to a boil.

Step 2

In the meantime, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pan over medium heat.

Step 3

Add the chopped onion, cook for 2-3 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally and add the minced garlic, cook for another 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the chopped bell pepper and mushrooms, stir and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and passata, herbs & ground chicken. Season with salt & pepper. Mix well to combine and cook for approx 5 minutes.

Step 5

Once the chicken is almost cooked add the spinach and cook until the spinach has shrunk in size and is tender about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Step 6

In the meantime, the water must be boiling, add some salt & 2 tablespoons of oil and add the lasagne sheets. Cook based on box instructions, but usually it takes 7-9 minutes for the sheets to cook. Transfer lasagne sheets to a colander, give them a bath in cold water and drain.

Step 7

Start assembling the lasagne. I had to trim the length of the lasagne sheets to fit my 9inch pan. I used 5 sheets for the bottom layer, 5 for the middle layer and 6 for the upper layer.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 180c.

Step 9

Start by greasing the lasagne pan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.

Step 10

Lay 5 lasagne sheets on the bottom of the pan, top it with half of the chicken mixture followed by 1.5 cups of grated mozzarella cheese. Repeat this for the second layer of lasagne sheets- chicken mixture, marinara sauce & cheese. Top with the final layer of 6 lasagne sheets (I also added on top the pieces from the trimmed sheets and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.

Step 11

You can place lasagne in the fridge for 24 hrs, or you can bake it immediately for 30-40 minutes.

Step 12

Let lasagne cool down 15-20 minutes before serving, as this will facilitate cutting it.