Thursday, November 3, 2011

White Lasagna

Who doesn't like lasagna?  You can make it as simple or as complicated as you like, and it always tastes amazing.  Not to mention the aroma of cheese and tomato sauce baking in the oven is worth every minute.  But sometimes, you need to stray away from the norm and mix it up a little.  So one night I thought "What about a white lasagna?".  Instead of a red sauce and red meat, this recipe uses white sauce (alfredo) and white meat (chicken). By using the lasagna basics and changing the ingredients, I have come up with a mouth-watering dish!  And like "normal" lasagna, you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like.  Enjoy :)



Ingredients
 1 lb chicken, shredded (You can buy a rotisserie or cook your own)
9-12 lasagna noodles (depending on kind of noodles, I use the no-boil)
6 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 15 oz jars of your favorite alfredo sauce (I use Classico - Sundried Tomato Alfredo)
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cups of Italian shredded cheese
A ball of Fresh mozzarella, sliced (or a cup of shredded)

A handful of fresh parsley 
Salt and Pepper

 Directions
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
If you are using dry pasta, cook your pasta.  I love the no-boil noodles because it cuts down on time and dishes!
Season both sides of the chicken and cook through, then shred.  
While the chicken is cooking, slice your tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Set aside slices of 1 of the tomatoes.
Pour half of 1 jar of alfredo sauce (about 1 cup) to cover the bottom of your baking dish. 
Then here is your layering pattern:
      -3-4 lasagna noodles
      -1/2 of your large pile of tomato slices
      -1/2 of your shredded chicken
      -1 cup of shredded italian cheese blend
      -1 teaspoon of italian seasoning
      -1/2 a jar of sauce
      -3-4 lasagna noodles
      -Remaining 1/2 of your large pile of tomato slices
      -Remaining 1/2 of your shredded chicken
      -1/2 a jar of sauce
      -1 teaspoon of italian seasoning
      -3-4 lasagna noodles 
      -Remaining 1/2 a jar of sauce
      -1 cup of shredded italian cheese blend 
      -spread out the mozzarella slices (or shredded) 
      -place the reserved tomato slices in between the mozzerella (like a checker board of cheese and tomato slices!)
      -Sprinkle fresh parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper.


Bake covered with foil at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes.  Then remove the foil and continue to bake until cheese is melted and bubbly (about 5 minutes).  Once removed from the oven, let the dish rest for 15 minutes before eating (this is always the hardest part, I just want to dig in!  But trust me, when you try to remove each piece, it will be so much easier and prettier if you wait 15 minutes!)







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24 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy. I am following your blog now, found you through MBC. My one son was watching me look at your blog and thinks Maple is adorable. Hope you'll pop by and follow along with us too.

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  2. This recipe look mouth watering! One day I will try it.I'm a new follower by the way.
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  3. Thank you for visiting! The lasagna is really yummy, I made it for dinner last night and Maple seemed to love on me more than usual. Wonder why? Following along with your blog as well!

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  4. Hi Sazamom! Thanks for following. When you do get a chance to try the recipe, let me know what you think!

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  5. Hi I'm a new follower from the MBC. I love this recipe. It looks delicious!

    Regina
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  6. I love this idea. Thank-you! I am visiting from the Mom Bloggers Club! I am now following and I would love for you to visit me @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com It is nice to "meet" you!

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  7. This lasagna looks delish! I have to try it! I'm adding this to my recipes to try.

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  8. This looks amazing!! Great photography & I cannot wait to try the recipe. It sounds like something my family will love. I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop til You Drop... Have a great weekend!!

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  9. Mmmmmm!! Looks delish!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  10. YUM! that really looks delicious!! i'll probably never have enough time in the day to make it myself...but I would LOVE to try it!

    by the way...thanks for stopping by! i'm now following

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  11. Malia, I hope you give it a try.! It is actually quick to put together, the longest part is the baking :)

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  12. That looks absolutely heavenly! The fresh mozzarella literally had me drooling! I'm following you now from MBC! I can be found at http://www.bargaingab.com!

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  13. I see this in our near-future! Your pics are terrific.

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  14. Really? I was just thinking to myself, a better camera for Christmas might be a good idea. Let me know what you think and if you come up with other ingredients to try!

    Thanks for visiting :)

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  15. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I'm now following you back on GFC.

    This looks yummy. I make a white lasagna as well but it's a veggie lasagna.

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  16. A veggie lasagna huh? Is the recipe the spinach lasagna on your blog or is it a different one? I would love to try it out. More veggies the better :)

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  17. Yummo!!!!!!!!!! New Follower from Friends Following Friends on Mom Bloggers. I'll definitely be looking forward to reading your blog. Stop by mine - http://adventuresinmgwiththeandersons.blogspot.com/

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  18. This lasagna recipe is a keeper. I have to make it. I am not a bog fan of tomato sauce, this is why I never make lasagna. No more excuses now.I like all the ingredients you used in this recipe. Awesome recipe. Thanks for following my blog and for the nice comment.

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  19. This lasagna sounds delicious.............would love to try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to follow you too.
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  21. Looks so scrumptious! Thank's for sharing the recipe..A must have to try:)

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