Rebel Lasagna

15 Feb

When I think of lasagna I think of a rich tomato beef sauce with creamy ricotta and mozzarella. But not this lasagna! Meet “The Rebel Lasagna”! Its made with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, chicken, thyme and veggies. Careful, it may change the way you think about lasagna.

Lasagna made with chicken and a cheddar cheese sauce
What you’ll need:

1/2 cup of Shredded carrots
1/2 medium onion thinly diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic minced
1 tsp fresh thyme
2 cups cooked chicken chopped
1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth
6 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 tbsp butter
2 1/2 cups skim milk
1 tsp ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 box no bake lasagna sheets

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Saute the carrots and onion in olive until tender.  Add the garlic to the carrot and onion mixture and cook for two minutes. Add the cooked chicken, thyme, 2 tbsp flour and chicken broth. Stir well to avoid clumps in the flour. Simmer the chicken mixture for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

In a saucepan, melt 4 tbsp butter and add four tbsp flour. Stir for 3 minutes to cook out the flour. Gradually add the milk stirring constantly until sauce begins to thicken. Add the ground mustard salt, pepper, and 1 and 1/2 cups of cheese, stir until combined.

In a 9×13 glass pan, spread a thin layer of the cheese sauce into the bottom. This will prevent the pasta sheets from sticking. On top of the cheese sauce line the pan with pasta sheets and spoon half of the chicken mixture on top. Ladle enough cheese sauce to cover the chicken. Top the cheese sauce with a second layer of pasta sheets, spread the other half of the chicken mixture on top, and ladle more of the cheese sauce on top to cover the chicken. Top the chicken with last layer of pasta sheets, ladle enough cheese sauce to cover the pasta sheets and top with the remaining shredded cheese.

Bake in a 375 degree oven, uncovered for about 30 minutes or until the top is browned.

(I placed a cookie sheet a rack lower in my oven to catch any cheese that might bubble over)

Serve with a vegetable of your choice and a side salad.

Enjoy!Rebel Lasagna

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2 Responses to “Rebel Lasagna”

  1. bugsyoz April 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Amazing. My whole family adored this. I added some broccoli which worked really well as would other veggies like corn or cherry tomatoes. Loved the flavour. The mustard powder is a must as it really brings out the flavour. Thank you.

    • Tizerz May 2, 2013 at 12:17 am #

      Thank you so much! I love to hear about different variations and how to make my dishes better.

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