Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicken/Spinach Lasagna

My son's birthday and I made dinner for him and his family and a college friend. A break from the traditional lasagna. This one has a white sauce with spinach and chicken. I looked at several recipes and came up with my version.

CHICKEN/SPINACH LASAGNA

2 cups cooked, diced chicken (I used boneless breasts)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup half and half
1 package Stouffer's spinach souffle, thawed
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg
2 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian herbs to season sauce to your taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reserve 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese for top of lasagna. Saute onion and garlic in butter. Cool. In a medium size bowl, combine remaining 1 1/3 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, soup, onion and garlic, and half and half and set aside. In another medium size bowl, combine spinach souffle, egg and ricotta. Mix well, then combine with soup mixture and mix all together. Season to taste.

In the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish, spread a little of the sauce. Cover with 3 cooked lasagna noodles. Then layer sauce, cheese, chicken, and more noodles and repeat, ending with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

6 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

I am loving seeing the diversity of your kitchen Anj since I usually avoud sweets if I can..hard to do altogether I know.

Abby said...

This looks great because I am NOT a fan of traditional lasagna! I usually go for vegetarian versions, but this would make my husband happier!

Have you seen the baker's edge lasagna pan, which makes every piece an edge piece? Yummo.

Anj said...

Thanks Abby! I've seen the baker's edge pan. I've only seen it with brownies, but lasagna would be great too. You know I love me some baking pans!

Emily said...

Mmm can I have some? This is my kind of meal.

FoodTravelDiva said...

Lasagne is one of my favorite dishes, this chicken and spinach one sounds so good! Must try it. Hope you don't mind but I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

Katy ~ said...

I'm a lasagna fan. Spinach and chicken lasagna sounds very good indeed and not at all difficult to put together. I'm saving this one! Sounds rich and delicious with the cheeses and mushroom soup. YUM YUM YUM!