If you love lasagna, you’ll love these White Chicken Lasagna Rolls! Everything you love about lasagna but just a little more fun. Lots of flavor rolled into the pasta with four kinds of cheese makes a creamy, irresistible sauce! Easy to make, delicious to eat!
I lied. I told you my next post would be about something that went along with my unhealthy holiday trend. That didn't happen! It's next, though, I promise. In the meantime, I present to you a variation of one of my favorite lasagna recipes. This is a fun alternative to typical lasagna. Lasagna turned inside out, if you will with a delicious creamy white sauce!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! My boys and I have had a lovely week so far. Lots of presents and love. Sassiness, too, but mostly love.
HOW TO MAKE WHITE CHICKEN LASAGNA ROLL UPS
Try my variation of classic lasagna that replaces the layers and the red sauce and creates a perfectly filling meal that's sure to be enjoyed!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook 12 lasagna noodles 3 minutes short of the package instructions. Remove from heat, drain and rinse. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine:
2 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
13.75-oz. can artichokes, drained and chopped
3-oz. package cream cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Set the cooked lasagna noodles on a flat surface and divide the cheese mixture among them, spreading evenly across the surface of the noodles.
Tightly roll up the noodles and place them seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet or baking dish. Sprinkle with another 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped parsley
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese mixture is heated through.
Shredding your own cheese it always best! It does take a few extra minutes but not that much really. It melts and tastes better!
Add roasted peppers or baby bella mushrooms for added flavor!
This lasagna freezes well - see the notes below for how to accomplish this so you can make one for now and one for later!
COMPLETE THE MEAL BY ALSO MAKING:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FREEZE CASSEROLES
If you want to freeze a casserole for later use, you have a couple options:
Freeze unbaked - Assemble the layers as directed in an aluminum baking pan and wrap tightly in foil. Place into resealable freezer bags and freeze for 3-4 months. When you are ready to enjoy the casserole, let it thaw completely (preferably in the fridge overnight) and bake as directed on the recipe.
Freeze baked - Assemble the layers and bake as directed in an aluminum baking pan. Let the casserole cool completely and wrap tightly in foil. Place into resealable freezer bags and freeze for 3-4 months. When you are ready to enjoy the casserole, let it thaw completely (preferably in the fridge overnight). Reheat in a 250 degree F oven uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
DO I NEED TO COVER A CASSEROLE IN THE OVEN?
There is no hard and fast rule for whether or not a casserole should be covered with foil during baking. All recipes differ, but here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not to cover your baking dish.
Covering a dish during the baking process traps in moisture and keeps ingredients from getting crispy or burnt. If the dish contains exposed noodles or bread or something that may burn or dry out easily, then it should be covered for a majority of the cook time. Also, if the recipe contains uncooked rice, pasta or grains, it is important to cover the pan in order to trap steam inside helping it to cook more quickly and evenly.
Leaving a dish uncovered during baking will ensure that the top layer gets browned and it also aids in reducing liquids inside the dish. If all of the ingredients in the dish are pre-cooked, baking uncovered is recommended.
MEALS TO MAKE FOR NEW PARENTS
The last thing new parents want to think about after bringing their brand new baby home from the hospital is DINNER. Dropping off a homemade dinner for a new parent is something they will be forever grateful for. This casserole is the perfect meal to bring to a family in need, but here are a few ideas for you:
Enjoy, friends! I hope the Christmas was good to you all! Enjoy all the festivities, lights and time with loved ones. It goes by so fast!