a public service announcement: the best lasagna recipe

9/22/15

* photo from the daily crave blog

i had a ton of leftover shredded chicken from dinner last night and went to pinterest today to try and search up a recipe to use it. i came across this recipe from the daily crave blog, and i had to blog about it myself because it was so good! since living on my own, cooking for myself has been hit and miss... with perhaps a few more fails than wins ;). but this lasagna... guys, it's AMAZING! and super easy to make! i've copied the recipe down below if anyone want to give it a try. it takes about an hour all in and will leave your whole house smelling great. hope you enjoy it as much as i did! :)

Roasted Chicken, Rosemary & Goat Cheese Lasagna
  • 8 cooked lasagna sheets
  • 1 1.5 lb roasted chicken, meat pulled off and shredded (about 3 cups shredded chicken)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large stalks fresh rosemary (about 3 tsp), roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (2 cups plus ½ cup)
  • 8oz goat cheese log
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the lasagna sheets and set aside while you prepare the sauce.
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in flour and cook to make a roux, about 2 minutes.  While whisking slowly add the milk.  Add the rosemary, nutmeg and 1 tsp kosher salt, and cook stirring occasionally until thickened, about 5 minutes.  Turn heat off and stir in 2 cups of the mozzarella until smooth. Check seasoning, add more salt as needed, and add pepper.
Across the bottom of a greased 8×8 pan, spoon about ¼ cup of b├ęchamel sauce (just to cover the bottom), ¼ of the chicken, ¼ of the goat cheese and then arrange 2 cooked noodles next to each other on top (you may have to trim the lasagna sheets if you are using the standard length).  Repeat this three more times, ending with a layer of noodles on top.  Top with remaining ½ cup cheese, cover tightly with foil and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the noodles are tender.  Remove foil and place under the broiler to brown the cheese on top. 

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