Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Imagine sinking your fork into a perfectly rolled lasagna noodle, filled with a mouthwatering mixture of shredded chicken, creamy ricotta, and Parmesan cheese, all smothered in a rich and velvety Alfredo sauce. These Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls are the epitome of comfort food, combining the classic flavors of Italian cuisine with the convenience of individual servings.

Not only are these rolls visually appealing with their golden, bubbly cheese topping and delicate swirls of pasta, but they also offer a delightful contrast of textures, from the tender noodles to the creamy filling. Serve them as a main course for a cozy family dinner, or present them as an elegant dish at your next gathering. Either way, these Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls are sure to impress and satisfy any pasta lover’s cravings.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions, then lay them flat on a clean surface.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, 1 cup of Alfredo sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread a thin layer of the chicken mixture on each lasagna noodle, then roll them up tightly.
  5. Spread a thin layer of Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a baking dish, then place the lasagna rolls seam-side down.
  6. Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over the top of the rolls, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 9 rolls

Cooking Tips:

  • Al Dente Noodles: Be sure to cook the lasagna noodles until they are just al dente. This will prevent them from becoming too soft when baked with the sauce.
  • Even Filling Distribution: Spread the chicken and cheese mixture evenly on each noodle to ensure consistent flavor in every bite.
  • Browning the Cheese: For a golden, bubbly cheese topping, consider broiling the rolls for the last few minutes of baking.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Side Dishes: Pair the lasagna rolls with a simple green salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.
  • Wine Pairing: A light white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay, complements the creamy Alfredo sauce beautifully.

Storage and Reheating:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftover rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat individual rolls in the microwave or in a preheated oven until heated through.

Creative Variations:

  • Vegetarian Option: For a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with a mixture of grilled vegetables such as zucchini, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
  • Gluten-Free Adaptation: Use gluten-free lasagna noodles to make this dish suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  • Spicy Kick: Add red pepper flakes to the filling or Alfredo sauce for those who enjoy a bit of heat.

Cultural Adaptation: This recipe is a wonderful example of Italian-American cuisine, where traditional Italian dishes are adapted to suit American tastes and ingredients. The lasagna roll-up itself is an innovation, offering a fun and elegant take on classic lasagna layers. This dish reflects the melting pot of culinary traditions, showing how food can evolve and adapt across cultures.

Presentation Tips: To make the dish as visually appealing as it is tasty, consider garnishing the baked rolls with a sprinkle of chopped parsley or basil for a pop of color. A light drizzle of extra Alfredo sauce on the plate can add to the presentation, making each serving look as if it’s come straight from a gourmet kitchen.

For a delightful twist on your meal plan, consider pairing our Chicken Alfredo Lasagna with the savory and sweet flavors of our Ultimate Easy Honey Garlic Chicken. This combination offers a perfect balance of creamy pasta and glazed chicken, ensuring a gourmet dining experience right at home.