It's Pinterest Recipe Day: White Cheese and Chicken Lasagna

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, it looked so good that I HAD to pin and give it a try!  I, however, tweaked it a little bit to make it a bit more healthy.

WHITE CHEESE and CHICKEN LASAGNA
                         INGREDIENTS

  • 9 whole Lasagna Noodles (not Oven-ready)
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1-½ cup Milk
  • 4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Divided
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, Divided, Plus Additional 1/4 Cup For Topping (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Each, Dried Basil And Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • 2 cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups Cooked, Cubed Chicken
  • 1 package (10 Oz. Size) Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed And Drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley
My Substitutions:
*Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
*I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
*Low Fat Cheeses
*Fresh Spinach

                                               First, boil your noodles, drain and set aside.
                Next, melt butter in a saucepan and add onion and garlic, stirring until tender. 
                                              Then, add flour and salt and stir until bubbly.
                               Mix in broth and milk and boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
                              Stir in 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
             Season with basil, oregano and ground black pepper.  Remove from heat and set aside.
                                                 Mix chicken and ricotta cheese together.
                                  
    Now, start with the layering.  Put 1/3 of the sauce mixture on the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish.
                                          Next, place 3 lasagna noodles on top of the sauce.
                         Then, put all of the ricotta, chicken mixture on top of the noodles.
                                                       Put 3 more noodles on top of that.
                                                   Put 1/4 sauce on top of the noodles.
                                                                    Add the spinach.
             And the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  
Top with the rest of the sauce, parsley and additional 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional).

                      Bake 35-40 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees oven.
                                                    Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

DECISION:  This is definitely a "2 Thumbs Up" recipe!  We LOVED it and will be making it again.
                      Original recipe can be found on:  www.tastykitchen.com

                                                                       BON APETITE!































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