He wanted me to try and make a chicken alfredo lasagna, plain and simple. Then he wanted spinach and now he wishes we had added mushrooms. This is how we do, folks. When he has an idea, he emotionally exhausts me about it until I make it. Well, maybe that is a LITTLE exaggeration but he always knows it is gonna be great and boy was it ever! I adore my husband, in case you hadn't noticed, we have a fantastic time together. We tease, and harp, and laugh and enjoy every moment we can, so it was no different when it came to cooking this together. No matter what you love doing together, (keep it clean holmes) do it often and enjoy it. We love cooking together and we sing and we dance and we do obscene motions with kitchen utensils, it is a blast! Some of these photos I can't even post because we started photographing obscene gestures with kitchen utensils and folks, he has some blackmail material on there. I HAVE to find that memory card!
Ok, let us get started, this seems like a process, but, eh, it isn't really. Just keep on truckin', it seems wordy and long but it is easy. I won't make a master ingredient list because it will be to confusing so just know that everything in ORANGE are ingredients. Just follow the directions in the order they are written. K? K.
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into strips or small pieces
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
Mix all ingredients together and let sit and marinate as long as possible. If you have no time that is fine too. In a large skillet, add in olive oil and butter. Let the butter melt and add in chicken, saute until completely cooked through and set aside to use later.
6 tbsp butter
5 tbsp flour
5 cups milk
1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
In a medium saucepan, melt your butter most of the way then sprinkle in your flour. Using a whisk, keep it moving around the pan for 2 minutes, add in milk and continue to whisk. As it heats it will begin to thicken. When it starts to thicken you can add in the cheese, keep whisking so the cheese doesn't stick. When it has simmered until it is as thick as you want it, turn the flame off, and set aside.
1 box Lasagna Noodles
Cook per the package direction. Drain and run cold water over the top, let drain.
1 15oz container, whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
Mix all ingredient together until smooth and completely combined.
4 cups grated mozzarella
6 slices provolone cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-2 cups fresh spinach (plain or baby, but has to be FRESH)
Now, preheat your oven to 375. Spray the bottom of your 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Now to layer..........
Ricotta (use all)
2 cups shredded mozz
2 cups mozz cheese
Ok, did I do that right? Yea, I think I did. HA!! You can do it how you want really. But the funny thing is my husband told me I would forget, and I did! LOL Bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. It is a just a matter of everything getting hot, and gooey and delish!
And here is the glorious result!!!
Enjoy this most delicious, rich, and luxurious dish. My husband has a foodie brain that usually translates into the real deal pretty well!! Don't you think?
Your "lasagna dreams" chefwannabe