It's sad being that soccer was my favourite sport growing up. It's such a great sport to play, especially as a young kid! I never felt bad about asking my parents for soccer fees when my friends that played hockey or football often had to ask for an arm or a leg.
Are you watching any of the Euro cup?
Unfortunately this dish doesn't have anything to do with soccer. It was made not only because it would be a delicious dinner, but also because it promised some great leftovers for lunches. The original recipes comes from the lovely and talented Megan over at Pip and Ebby. The only difference I made was to cut down on the cheese a fair bit. We have wedding season around the corner and I didn't need any extra help packing on the pounds!
White Chicken Lasagna
Lasagna Noodles - 9
Onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
Flour - 1/2 cup
Salt - a healthy pinch
Chicken Broth - 2 cups
Milk - 1 cup
Mozzarella Cheese - 2 1/2 cups, grated
Parmesan Cheese - 1/2 cup
Ricotta Cheese - 1 cup
Basil - 2 tbsps
Oregano - 1 tbsp
Freshly ground pepper - 1 tbsp
Chicken - 2 cups, shredded (I just used leftovers, but you could also get a rotisserie chicken)
Spinach - 1 10oz pack, thawed and shredded
Artichokes - canned, diced
Parsley - 2 tbsps
Start with cooking the lasagna noodles. Bring a large sauce pan filled with water to a boil and add the noodles. Boil the noodles for about 8-10 minutes, then drain and cool in cold water.
In a separate large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium high heat, then saute the onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Add the flour and salt and stir until well coated. Add the chicken broth and the milk and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in the 2 cups of mozzarella and a 1/4 of the Parmesan cheese. Add the basil, oregano and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a large casserole dish (9x13) with cooking spray, olive oil or butter.
Add the first layer. Start with -
- A third of the sauce, three of the lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese and chicken
- Three lasagna noodles, spinach and artichokes and a third of the sauce and a 1/2 cup of mozzarella
- Three lasagna noodles, the remaining sauce, parsley, and Parmesan
Okay... I think that covers everything. Don't be afraid the change the order of the ingredients, as long as you have sauce and noodles in each layer. Cover with foil and cook in the preheated over for about 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.