Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm back

I got a bit out of my routine in February, and I guess it took me all of March to get over it! Bad blogger!

I made some delicious turkey lasagne for company one night, so here it is:

2 pounds ground turkey (I use the all white meat kind)

1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

olive oil

2 boxes no boil lasagne noodles

3 cups basic tomato sauce

1 pound mozzarella, shredded

2 cups whole milk

4 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup flour

1 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine turkey, garlic, herbs and wine; let sit for 10 minutes. Brown turkey in olive oil and combine with tomato sauce. Make bechamel by heating butter, whisking in flour, cook 2 minutes without browning. Add milk and whisk until bubbling and thickened. Spread a little tomato/turkey sauce on bottom of baking dish, top with lasagne noodles. Don't worry if there is a little space, the noodles will expand as they cook. Put more tomato sauce on noodles, sprinkle with mozzarella and grated cheese. Pour over 1/3 of bechamel. Top with 2 more layers of noodles, tomato sauce, cheeses, then bechamel, topping all with whatever cheese is left. Bake 45 minutes to one hour, until hot, bubbly and browned. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.