Creamy Chicken Lasagna with a creamy white sauce, lots of diced chicken, lots of cheese and some spinach, is the perfect comfort food for company. It is so incredibly rich!
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Keyword homemade lasagna, white lasagna
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Ricotta/Cottage Cheese Mixture
2cupscottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1(10-ounce) packagefrozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry in paper towels
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley.
1cupdiced yellow or sweet onion
12lasagna noodles, cooked in salted water and drained
4cupsfinely chopped cooked chicken
4cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
2/3cupshredded Parmesan cheese
Combine all the ricotta cheese mixture ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. (Can be done 24 hours in advance and refrigerated.)
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large nonstick skillet. Add mushrooms and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper and remove to a bowl.
Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to the now empty skillet. Add onion and cook 3 minutes to soften.
Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
Add flour. Cook and stir 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in chicken broth and then milk. Bring to a simmer and then simmer for 2 minutes to thicken.
Cut cream cheese into pieces and add to the sauce. Stir until melted. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the mushrooms.
Grease a 9x13-inch pan. Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom. Top with 4 lasagna noodles.
Spread half the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles. Top with half the diced chicken.
Spread 1/3 of the remaining sauce on the chicken. Top with 1/3 of the mozzarella and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese.
Top with another layer of noodles. Spread the remaining ricotta mixture on the noodles. Top with remaining chicken.
Top with another 1/3 of the sauce, followed by another 1/3 of the mozzarella and Parmesan.
Lay the final layer of noodles and spead the remaining sauce on top.
Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan on top.
Spray the underside of a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and place it on the lasagna.Bake covered in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.
It's always a good idea to bake your lasagna on a rimmed baking sheet in case any overflows.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com