Lasagna Parcels with Turkey Meat Sauce #SundaySupper

This #SundaySupper is a second one with Katie Workman, author of the Mom 100 Cookbook. Author Katie Workman stresses one major thing in her new cookbook and that is that feeding our families doesn’t have to be stressful. Her recipes are all about simple, every day meals that help bring the family together. Sadly her cookbook isn’t going to be released in the UK for another month but I have had a great time following some of the recipes that my fellow #SundaySupper crew have been posting. This week I took one of the recipes that was featured a few weeks ago. I had to make some slight adjustments to the recipe because of what is available in my area, but this was a simple and great tasting recipe.

Lasagna Parcels with Turkey Meat Sauce

500g (16 oz) ricotta cheese
1 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
100g (1 c.) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
12 no-cook lasagna noodles
450g (4 cups) mozzarella grated
12 strands of green onion strips
Turkey Meat Sauce (see recipe below)

Preheat the oven to 190 C (375 F)
Place the ricotta, basil, oregano, and 3/4 of the Parmesan and 2 large handfuls of mozzarella, stir to blend. The original recipe called for eggs to go in the cheese mixture, but I got distracted and forgot it. However I loved my results so I didn’t include it in my recipe, but if you feel it needs to be thicker then add 2 eggs.

Boil a large pot of salted water and drop the lasagna noodles in. Cook until it is just soft enough to roll about 1-2 minutes.

While the water is boiling add in the green onion strands for 30 seconds and then take out and set aside.

Divide your cheese mixture into 12 portions. Take your softened lasagna and place one portion cheese at one end.

Roll lasanga up and tie it with one strand of green onion.

Lay out the parcels side by side into a large baking tray.

Pour sauce, mozzarella and the rest of the parmesan on top of the parcels.

Bake in a pre-heated 190 C oven for 20 minutes.

Turkey Meat Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
500g (1/2 lb) ground turkey
125g (1/4 lbs) turkey sausage, removed from the casing
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large clove of finely minced garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
Big glug or two of red wine
2 cans (28 ounces EACH), crushed tomatoes
*Sadly in the UK we don’t get much in the way of turkey so I wasn’t able to find turkey sausages so I used pork sausages)

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and the turkey sausage meat and cook, stirring frequently and breaking up the meat until it’s very crumbly and browned throughout, 4 to 6 minutes. Place the browned meat in a strainer and let the fat drain off.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the same pot over medium heat. Don’t clean the pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano and basil and cook, stirring, until you can smell the garlic and herbs, about 2 minutes.

Add the wine and scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot, cook until the wine pretty much evaporates, about 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Increase the heat to medium-high and let the tomato mixture, stirring it occasionally for about 10 minutes.

Add the browned turkey and sausage mixture, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until nicely thickened and the flavours have blended, about 20 minutes.

Check out the rest of the fabulous recipes featured for this #SundaySupper


Main Dish:


Wine pairing Wine Everyday  @wineeveryday

We will be sharing great family recipes all afternoon and want you to share yours with us! #SundaySupper starts every week at 3:00pm ET by showcasing fabulous recipes. At 7:00 pm ET, we will start our live chat with Katie.  Join us on twitter by using hashtag #Sundaysupper or using Tweetchat.  We love to feature your recipes on our #sundaysupper pinterest board and share them with all our followers.

The Mom 100 Cookbook

15 thoughts on “Lasagna Parcels with Turkey Meat Sauce #SundaySupper

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *