Think of this as the lazy man's lasagna. It will be easy to throw together before Community Group! We made it slightly healthier than your average lasagna by mixing some cooked down kale into the ricotta filling, although you can easily sub spinach in, if you prefer. We used lean ground turkey in our meat filling, but you can sub a different ground meat or enjoy it vegetarian if your CG so pleases!
Makes 12 rolls
24 ounces ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 bunch kale, blanched, drained and chopped OR frozen spinach that's been defrosted and drained
ground turkey filling:
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
3 tablespoons minced oregano (or thyme or rosemary, really whatever you fancy!)
1 1/2 tablespoons minced basil
1 cup marinara sauce
12 lasagna sheets, boiled
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 375˚F.
Place all the ricotta filling ingredients into a mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix together until fully combined. Set aside.
Pour oil into a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, turkey, oregano, and basil and continue to sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in marinara sauce and mix until just combined. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool slightly.
To assemble: Pour 1 1/2 cups marinara into the bottom of a baking dish (specify the size?? eek, I don't know) and set aside. Place a cooked lasagna sheet onto a clean surface and top with a thin layer of the ricotta filling. Top the ricotta filling with a thin layer of the meat filling and tightly roll the lasagna sheet up completely. Carefully place it into the prepared baking dish, spiral side-up. Repeat until all of the sheets and filling have been used and fit snuggly into the baking dish.
Place baking dish in the oven for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the baking dish with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. Allow the dish to cool slightly, serve, and enjoy before you dive into Luke's Gospel!
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Photos by Rachel Lyn Photography
Styling by Rowena Day