25th December 07:49
Cook Ahead & Freeze Turkey Lasagna
Prep: 20 min, Cook: 1:05.
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. tarragon
1/4 lb. unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups chicken stock
1-1/4 cups skim milk
3/4 cup dry white wine
1-1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
12 lasagne noodles
2 cups lowfat cottage cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet or flameproof
casserole over medium high heat. Saute ground turkey and onion about 5
minutes, stirring to break up lumps of meat, until turkey is browned.
Remove from heat and discard excess liquid. Stir in rosemary,
tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Melt butter in a
heavy saucepan over medium low heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2
minutes, stirring, without letting mixture brown. Whisk in stock, milk
and wine. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil, whisking
constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes, whisking often.
Stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Set sauce aside.
Cook lasagne noodles in a large pan of boiling water 8 minutes, or
until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again. Cover
bottom of a lightly buttered 9x13 inch baking dish with a thin layer
of sauce. Arrange a single layer of 4 slightly overlapping lasagne
noodles over it. Cover with half of turkey mixture. Spoon on 1 cup
cottage cheese, then spoon on another third of sauce. Arrange another
layer of noodles in dish. Cover with remaining turkey mixture and
cottage cheese. Spoon on half of remaining sauce. Top with a final
layer of noodles, then cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle remaining
Parmesan cheese over top. (Dish can be prepared to this point; cover
and refrigerated for 1 day before baking.) Bake about 50 minutes,
until lasagne is bubbling and top is lightly browned. Let stand about
10 minutes before serving.
If freezing cooked food, divide into freezer/oven-proof containers in
the amounts you will use at one time. Cool as quickly as possible to
retain freshness. (Dairy, egg and meat based dishes should cool in
refrigerator.) Cover tightly and place in freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheating options: Place frozen food in oven and turn on heat to
375 F. Bake about 1 hour, or until bubbly. Or, transfer food to a
covered microwave-safe container and heat on high setting until
bubbly. (USDA recommends reheating meats to 165 F to destroy any
This recipe serves 16 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it
adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 16 only.
Per serving: calories 243, fat 12.8g, 50% calories from fat,
cholesterol 66mg, protein 18.5g, carbohydrates 10.9g, fiber 0.5g,
sugar 3.0g, sodium 383mg, diet points 6.3.
Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.1, Vegetable: 0.2, Fruit: 0.0, Bread: 0.5,
Lean meat: 1.8, Fat: 1.6, Sugar: 0.0, Very lean meat protein: 0.6Per
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