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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna

Creamy layers of chicken broccoli alfredo goodness in lasagna form. This is sure to become a favorite dinner!

first bite of chicken broccoli alfredo on fork with piece of cheesy garlic bread on plate


      Who said lasagna has to be red? Not me, that is for sure! My absolute favorite alfredo sauce makes a perfect lasagna that is layered with chicken, broccoli, cheese and maybe even some bacon. Get a salad and garlic bread ready, and be prepared to collect lots of compliments!


       In high school, my birthday dinner request was almost always fettuccine alfredo. My mom had the perfect recipe for alfredo sauce that was super rich and creamy.

     That stuff puts all other alfredo to shame to the point where I almost never order alfredo out any more. Luckily I shared the recipe on the blog, so you can make it too!

saucepan of alfredo sauce, lasagna pan with a layer of cubed chicken and cutting board with chopped broccoli


      Just be warned that the jarred stuff will never do again after you've had it. Luckily it only takes a handful of ingredients and it will be ready by the time the pasta is boiled.

      So when we threw down a lasagna cook-off challenge to our family and friends, I knew an alfredo lasagna at least needed to be considered. We love hosting the cook-offs and it is so much fun to see what everyone makes.

      We had 13 lasagnas to judge and about 35 people judging.  As the date grew near, my wheels really started churning.

      I knew from past experience with this crazy set of judges and from some murmurs that some people would only vote for the traditional lasagna. To them a lasagna is layers of tomato sauce and cheese.

pan of alredo lasagna covered with shredded mozzarella ready to go in oven


      But I figured there would at least be a few judges with an open mind and plenty of traditional lasagnas to go around. So I thought standing out with a white lasagna was a gamble worth taking.

        Besides, my mother-in-law is the self professed queen of lasagna and I wasn't sure I wanted to go toe to toe with her! She had me shaking in my apron! 😂

        I made a test run lasagna ahead of time and it was every bit as good as I had envisioned. It was everything I love about fettuccine alfredo with the added goodness of some golden melted mozzarella on top!

       My husband, Little Dude and the neighbor kid were all fans to. So it was decided that alfredo lasagna would be my entry.

pan of chicken broccoli alfredo lasagna fresh from the oven with golden bits of cheese on top


      The night before the competition I decided to cook up some bacon to crumble in. I knew I needed to pull out all of the stops and bacon is almost always better!

      As the votes were cast I was hearing murmurs about my lasagna. For a minute I thought I had a chance.

      But in the end, I placed second. My mother-in-law is no longer the self professed queen of lasagna, she is winner's plaque certified!

       So if you are up for trying a second place lasagna, you should definitely give this one a go. It is sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike!

More non-traditional lasagna recipe ideas:

  • Maw-Maw's American (Cheese) Lasagna has a couple of ingredients that might surprise some people.  As the name suggests, the addition of American cheese is definitely a bit different! 
  • Croque Madame Lasagna also has a white sauce, but it is a Dijon spiked beschamel instead of alfredo. Layer that with ham, eggs and cheese and you are in really good shape! 
  • Creamy Buffalo Chicken Lasagna has a bit if kick, plenty of cheese and lots of yum!



white lasagna recipe, lasagna with alfredo sauce, chicken lasagna recipe
dinner
American
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna

Creamy layers of chicken broccoli alfredo goodness in lasagna form. This is sure to become a favorite dinner!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 H & 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 35 M

ingredients:

Chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
Sauce
  • 10 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups whole milk
  •  1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
The Rest
  • 12 ounces oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 12 ounces broccoli (defrosted is fine)
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: 6-8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped

instructions:

How to cook Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna

Prep:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13" pan. 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet.  Season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Cook over medium heat until cooked through.  Dice into small cubes and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet or sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in garlic powder. Add cream cheese and milk then cook until slightly bubbly, stirring frequently. 
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and chicken broth, then set aside. 
  5. Roughly chop the broccoli into small pieces.
Assembly
  1. Ladle about a cup of sauce into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Cover with a layer of about 4 lasgana noodles.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped chicken and bacon if desired. Spoon another cup or so of sauce over the chicken.
  4. Add another layer of lasagna noodles followed by the chopped broccoli and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Top with the remaining lasagna noodles.  Spoon the remaining sauce on top then sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. 
  6. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for about 15 more or until sauce is bubbly and the cheese is browned to your liking. 
  7. Let rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving. 
Calories
427.07
Fat (grams)
24.43
Sat. Fat (grams)
12.83
Carbs (grams)
17.64
Fiber (grams)
0.63
Net carbs
17.00
Sugar (grams)
5.00
Protein (grams)
33.32
Sodium (milligrams)
624.54
Cholesterol (grams)
112.52
Created using The Recipes Generator



Creamy layers of chicken broccoli alfredo goodness in lasagna form. This is sure to become a favorite dinner!





Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

6 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. We had fettuccine Alfredo last night. I will definitely have to make this lasagna....YUM!!

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    1. We love all things Alfredo, so this lasagna was an instant hit! Too bad it only got second in the competition though!

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  2. Oh my! That sounds amazing! Pinned.

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  3. What a great idea for lasagna, can't wait to try this recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  4. This looks like the perfect lasagna to me. I can't believe that I have never thought of this. I always think of lasagna being made from beef, but I do like chicken better! I definitely need to try this recipe.

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  5. This looks amazing! I love the idea of Alfredo in lasagna, but I would have never thought of adding broccoli! Great twist!

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