Recipe

Low-carb turkey and kale lasagne

This Italian comfort food favourite uses lean ground turkey mince making it healthy alternative for everyone!

  • 1 hr 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 300 grams (9½oz) kale (see tips)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 500 grams (1lb) minced (ground) turkey
  • 1 medium (120g) carrot, grated finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 cup (70g) tomato paste
  • 400 grams (12½oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup (75g) grated mozzarella
Cottage cheese sauce
  • 750 grams (1½lb) cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 egg

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Lightly grease a 2.5-litre (10-cup) ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Separate the kale leaves and stems; finely chop the stems, reserve leaves. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over high heat. Cook the kale stems, turkey, onion, carrot, garlic and rosemary, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon, for 10 minutes or until browned. Add the paste and diced tomatoes; cook, stirring, or 2 minutes. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, drop the kale leaves into a large saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds; drain. Refresh in a bowl of iced water or under cold water; drain well. Place in a clean tea towel and gently squeeze to remove any excess liquid.
  • 4
    Meanehile, to make cottage cheese sauce, whisk all ingredients
    in a large bowl until combined; season.
  • 5
    Place half the kale leaves across the base of the dish in one layer. Top with half the turkey mixture and half the cottage cheese sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle top with mozzarella.
  • 6
    Bake lasagne for 40 minutes or until top is golden. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

You will need one bunch of kale for this recipe. You can assemble the lasagne several hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook. Add about 10 minutes to the cooking time if baking from cold.

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