Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna

Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna courtesy of Pasta Fits

Thanksgiving Leftovers Lasagna

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

80 minutes

Serves

9 people

Thanksgiving leftovers are transformed into a delicious lasagna with the addition of spinach, light cream sauce, and low-fat ricotta.

Need more ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers? We also have Leftover Turkey Stroganoff with Mushrooms & Cranberries and Leftover Turkey Frittata.

This recipe is courtesy of Pasta Fits.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups (28 oz) 1% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of each pepper and nutmeg
  • 9 sheets (8 oz) oven-ready noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) chopped, cooked turkey breast
  • 4 cups (1 lb) chopped roasted butternut squash
  • 1/2 lb. spinach, steamed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (8 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz) Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Preparation

  • 1 Heat oil and butter in skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, sage and thyme for about 5 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle flour over top; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • 2 Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread 1/2 cup sauce evenly over bottom of greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Place 3 noodles over sauce. Spread 1 cup sauce, half of the turkey, butternut squash, spinach and ricotta over top; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Place remaining 3 noodles over top; spread remaining sauce evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 4 Cover tightly with foil; bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
  • 5 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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