How To Make Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

How To Make Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 15 lasagna noodles (precooked or oven ready)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated finely
  • 15 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Put 2 tbsp of unsalted butter in a skillet heated on medium high, add in the onion and garlic. Saute until translucent.
  • Add the spinach and stir until the spinach wilts
  • Add the 4 cups of heavy cream, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, the ricotta cheese and the chicken
  • When the cream comes to a slight simmering stage, remove the pan from the heat, stir well and set to the side.
  • In the bottom of a sprayed 9 x 13 baking pan, spoon a layer of the sauce mix and top with a layer of the noodles, spread some filling mix on that and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat Step 5 until you are out of the filling mix, or you can no longer add another layer in the pan.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and let sit under the low broil setting for two minutes to brown the top cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use pre-cooked chicken for Chicken Alfredo Lasagna?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked, shredded chicken to save time.

What type of noodles works best for this recipe?

  • You can use either pre-cooked lasagna noodles or oven-ready lasagna noodles for convenience.

Is it necessary to use fresh baby spinach, or can I use frozen spinach?

  • Fresh baby spinach is recommended for a better texture, but you can use well-drained frozen spinach as an alternative.

Can I substitute heavy cream with a lighter option?

  • While heavy cream provides richness, you can use half-and-half or whole milk for a lighter version.

How do I prevent the lasagna noodles from sticking together?

  • Adding a little oil to the boiling water when cooking the noodles can prevent them from sticking.

Can I prepare Chicken Alfredo Lasagna ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the lasagna ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Is it possible to freeze Chicken Alfredo Lasagna?

  • Yes, you can freeze the assembled lasagna (before baking) for future use.
  • Thaw before baking.

Can I add vegetables to the filling mixture?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to add diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or other veggies to enhance flavor.

What’s the purpose of broiling at the end?

  • Broiling at the end helps brown the top layer of cheese for a golden finish.

How long does it take to cook Chicken Alfredo Lasagna?

The lasagna bakes at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, and an additional 2 minutes under the broil setting without foil to brown the top.