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Heavenly Chicken Lasagna

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
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Makes 8 to 10 servings

This Heavenly Chicken Lasagna recipe is the ultimate creamy and satisfying comfort food. It's the perfect meal on a chilly night.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10-ounce) container refrigerated reduced-fat Alfredo sauce
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar diced pimiento, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in soup and next 5 ingredients. Reserve 1 cup sauce.

  2. Drain spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towels.

  3. Stir together spinach, cottage cheese, and next 3 ingredients.

  4. Place 3 lasagna noodles in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Layer with half each of sauce, spinach mixture, and chicken. Sprinkle with 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Repeat procedure. Top with remaining 3 noodles and reserved 1 cup sauce. Cover and chill up to 1 day ahead.

  5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese, and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  6. NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Cantadina Light Alfredo Sauce, found in the dairy section of the supermarket.