in

How to Make Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna – A Pasta Lover’s Dream

 

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is a delightful twist on the classic Italian pasta dish, combining the creamy richness of Alfredo sauce with the heartiness of lasagna. This recipe takes the flavors you love and layers them into a satisfying and comforting meal that’s perfect for family dinners and special occasions. Prepare to indulge in layers of tender chicken, cheesy Alfredo sauce, and lasagna noodles, all baked to perfection.

Ingredients:

For the Alfredo Sauce:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Alfredo Sauce:
    • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter.
    • Stir in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes.
    • Reduce the heat and gradually whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens and the cheese is fully melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well.
  4. Assemble the Lasagna:
    • In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spread a small amount of the Alfredo sauce to prevent sticking.
    • Place four cooked lasagna noodles as the first layer.
    • Spread one-third of the chicken and ricotta mixture over the noodles.
    • Pour one-third of the Alfredo sauce over the chicken mixture.
    • Sprinkle with one-third of the mozzarella cheese.
    • Repeat these layers twice, ending with a final layer of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake:
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated oven.
    • Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the lasagna is hot and bubbly, and the cheese is golden brown.
  6. Serve:
    • Allow the Chicken Alfredo Lasagna to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with extra fresh parsley if desired.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Vegetable Variation: Add sautéed spinach, mushrooms, or artichoke hearts to the chicken and ricotta mixture for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Make Ahead: You can assemble the lasagna a day ahead, refrigerate it, and bake it just before serving.

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is a luxurious, cheesy, and creamy dish that combines two beloved Italian classics into one unforgettable meal. With its layers of savory goodness, it’s sure to become a family favorite and a hit at any gathering. Enjoy the rich and comforting flavors of this delightful pasta creation!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

French Fry Casserole

Rigatoni bolognese