Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe
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Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

A Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe with a creamy white cheese sauce, lean and delicious ground turkey, fresh spinach and lasagna noodles.  Quick and tasty!

I partnered with Canadian Turkey to bring you this delicious Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe, and was compensated for my time, but the recipe, pictures, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always.  We really love turkey.

This creamy white lasagna is made up of layers of creamy cheese sauce, delicious ground turkey, chopped fresh spinach, ricotta cheese and lasagna noodles.  SO much deliciousness in one dish.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Add this lasagna to your meal plan!

I know how challenging it can feel to deal with every day meal planning.  Creating healthy options for meals 3 times a day is hard!  But with a little planning, batch cooking and healthy meal ideas, it doesn’t have to feel so daunting.  One of my main goals here on my blog is to help you with the everyday tasks of meal planning.  What to make for dinner?  Is it quick?  Is it healthy?  Will my family enjoy it?  These are all important things I hope that I can help you with.  That’s why I love to share recipes like this Creamy White Turkey Lasagna.  A simple and delicious meal idea for your family.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna + Creamy Sauce = Delicious

This lasagna is a perfect example of a meal makeover.  We love lasagna in our home, but I wanted to try a different kind of lasagna, which was still made with ingredients we love.  So I combined 2 of my favourite recipes, one for classic lasagna and the other, a creamy pasta bake, and the result was this Creamy White Turkey Lasagna.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Add Ground Turkey!

Turkey is such a versatile ingredient that is easily substituted into almost any dinner recipe. I often use it in place of other meats as a way to make the dish a little lighter and more lean. I especially like to use ground turkey, because it has such a nice mild flavour that really pairs well with anything. It’s great in chili, soups, meatballs, tacos, spaghetti sauce and lasagna!

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Layers and Layers of deliciousness.

This creamy white lasagna is made up of layers of creamy cheese sauce, delicious ground turkey, chopped fresh spinach, ricotta cheese and lasagna noodles.  SO much deliciousness in one dish.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Dinner is ready in about 1 hour!

This dish can be ready and on your table in about 1 hour and 5 minutes! Making it a perfect recipe for any day of the week, even weeknights.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

I served this up one night when my parents were visiting, and between them and our family of 5, we devoured this lasagna.  I was definitely a winner winner turkey dinner.

Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe
Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

Simple and tasty.

Recipe Tips:

  • Turkey: I like to use ground turkey for this lasagna, but you can also use ground chicken.
  • Cheese: This recipe calls for shredded white cheese. I used a mix blend of Italian cheeses: provolone, mozzarella, parmesan, asiago and romano.
  • Milk: I like to use whole milk, but feel free to use 2%.
  • Vegetables: I used chopped fresh spinach in this lasagna, but you could also use chopped asparagus, chopped broccoli or mushrooms.
  • Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 – 4 days.
  • Can I make this ahead? This lasagna is best served the day it is made.
Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe
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Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe

A Creamy White Turkey Lasagna Recipe with a creamy white cheese sauce, lean and delicious ground turkey, fresh spinach and lasagna noodles.  Quick and tasty!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Baking

Ingredients

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Turkey Mixture:

  • 1 (454 g) package of ground turkey (makes about 2 cups cooked turkey)
  • 1 medium onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Creamy White Cheese Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded white cheese (I used a mix blend of Italian cheeses: provolone, mozzarella, parmesan, asiago and romano)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan

Lasagna Additions:

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 6 lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup mixed white shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Use a 9 x 13 baking dish for this lasagna.

Making the Turkey Mixture and Preparing the Noodles:

  1. Brown the ground turkey with the minced onions and garlic.  Drain, and set aside.
  2. While the turkey is cooking, boil the lasagna noodles until they are al dente.

Making the Creamy White Cheese Sauce:

  1. In a heavy pot melt the butter over low-medium heat.
  2. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the flour until it is fully combined.
  3. Whisk in the whole milk, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens.
  4. Stir in the dry mustard.
  5. Add the shredded cheeses, and stir constantly until the cheese has melted. Set aside.

Putting it all together:

  1. Mix together the cooked ground turkey mixture and the creamy cheese sauce.

Now layer the ingredients as follows:

  1. In your 9 x 13 baking dish, add 1/2 of the turkey/cheese mixture
  2. Then lay out 3 noodles.
  3. Spread the Ricotta cheese over the noodles.
  4. Sprinkle on the chopped spinach.
  5. Lay out the remaining 3 lasagna noodles.
  6. Spread on the remainder of the turkey/cheese mixture
  7. Then sprinkle on the 1 cup of grated mixed white shredded cheese
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and lightly golden brown.
  9. Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh, Dear Lord! I was looking for a Turkey Lasagna Recipe with a White Sauce (most “out there” suggest a Tomato Sauce. I mean “What’s up with THAT?!” I’m Italian — and we KNOW our Lasagna! — and I can’t remember ANY of my “ancestors” EVER EVEN CONSIDERING “pairing” Turkey with a Tomato Sauce! Talk about SACRILEGE!. Anywhoo — I DID make a few adjustments to your posted Recipe (but only because we’ll be moving in the next 2 weeks or so, and even though I went food shopping today — before I found this Recipe — I was more interested in using the ingredients I have on hand — e.g., a box of Lasagna noodles and LOTS of Cheese and Veggies, plus etc.), but just what I’m seeing here (I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years), THIS will be a PERFECT recipe (AS WRITTEN) once we are relocated. THIS time around, though, I project I will be using Diced or Shredded Turkey rather than Ground (I cooked a whole one just the other day; again, relocating), Baby Spinach, sliced Carrots, Onions, Mushrooms and — maybe — even Broccoli and/or Cauliflower. I use Heavy Cream rather than “Milk” in my home (remnants of Keto — which I WILL be going back to — again once we’ve relocated. So, I’m going to have to configure how to “adjust” that (specifically, diluting the Heavy Cream I’ve got in my Fridge right now with a diluted Turkey stock plus, perhaps, a bit of Water might be a solution. In any event, THIS (as posted) is a WONDERFUL recipe! I can’t wait until I can “follow” it YOUR WAY. In the meantime, you have given me WONDERFUL direction. Thank you.

  2. I am living in ecuador. People here prefer chicken to turkey and put oregano in everything. do you see any problems with this substitution? I am wondering if I should cook oregano with the chicken, throw it in the cheese sauce or sprinkle it on each layer.

  3. This recipe is exactly what I was looking for! Only problem is my lasagna noodles are oven ready. Is there enough moisture in the sauce to have those noodles work? Thanks!

      1. Thank you for the response! I did boil the oven ready noodles for three minutes before baking and it turned out perfectly! Such a delicious recipe!

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