WHITE LASAGNA WITH CHICKEN & BROCCOLI

white-lasagna-with-chicken

A new Westover Leftover!  You could use chicken or turkey, and the vegetables are customizable!

INGREDIENTS:     for 6 -8 servings 

9 lasagna noodles, cooked for 8 minutes

1 stick butter

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 small onion, chopped

3-5 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (2 cups) chicken broth

½ cup white wine

½ cup flour

2 ¼ cups milk

2 ½ – 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chunked

1 ½ cups frozen broccoli

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 egg

1 Eight ounce package Italian style grated cheese

Seasonings:  1 tsp each of Italian, parsley, basil

quick dash nutmeg,

 

PREPARATION:

Cook the noodles, drain, and set aside.  While they’re boiling, start the sauce.

Sauce:  In 2 or 3 qt saucepan: Add butter, onion, mushrooms, and garlic.  Simmer until vegetables are tender.

Add 2 cups chick broth, and ½ cup white wine.  Stir in ½ cup flour and simmer over low heat until mixture begins to thicken.  Add 2 ½ cups milk, and slowly add approximately 1 ½ cups cheese, stirring constantly.  (add the cheese slowly to avoid curdling).  Stir until well blended and simmer until thickened.  Add seasonings.  You can remove from heat and set aside.  It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Cook broccoli for 1 minute in the microwave.  Drain the water.  Set aside.

Ladle enough sauce to cover the bottom of a pretty, oven-safe 9” x 13” dish, place a layer of cooked noodles, sprinkle the broccoli on and a good couple ladles of sauce.  Add a second layer of noodles, chicken and more sauce.  Add final layer of noodles, covering top layer with sauce.  Sprinkle remainder of grated cheese on top.

375 ° F   for 30-35 min Uncovered.  Let sit ten minutes before cutting it.

NOTES:  If you’d rather not have the mushrooms, substitute with asparagus, spinach, carrots, peas, green beans, corn or a mixture of two or more.

If you have a nice high sided dish and a large family, you can cook 3 extra noodles and make a fourth layer.  It really doesn’t matter how you add the meat, ricotta, and vegetables to your layers as long as they are in there, it will be fine.   There is plenty of sauce for an extra layer.

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