Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Spicy sausage gives Turkey Sausage and Spinach Lasagna some kick. And three cheeses--ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan--make this lasagna wonderfully indulgent.


Serves 6
Total time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Fat 14 g
Satfat 5.9 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 24.3 g
Carbohydrate 27.8 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 575 mg
Calcium 408 mg


1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons water
1 (12-ounce) package fresh spinach
2 (4-ounce) links hot turkey Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
6 no-boil lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1 ounce shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through bay leaf) in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Cook 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper. Spread 1 cup milk mixture in bottom of an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons water and spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drain spinach, pressing until barely moist. Increase heat to medium-high. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan. Add shallots and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in remaining milk mixture, spinach, and cooked sausage. Remove pan from heat.

4. Arrange 2 noodles over milk mixture in baking dish; top with 1/2 cup ricotta and one-third spinach mixture. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Remove foil.

5. Preheat broiler to high.

6. Broil 4 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes.

Krista Ackerbloom Montgomery,

Cooking Light

March 2013
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