Hi and Happy Saturday! Plans for the day? Not sure yet, may do a little shopping. I have a ton of gift certificates to use, just not sure what I want. I’m sure kitchen goodies will definitely be a buy!
So for Friday nights dinner I made a Buffalo Chicken Lasagna. It was so good, but the pictures really don’t do it justice. White creamy cheese doesn’t photograph very well.
This recipe makes 4 HUGE portions, so you’ll be pleasantly happy! I added carrots and celery to the dish which I liked, but my Husband thinks I should omit the carrots next time, I’ll leave that up to you to decide. The carrots are crunchy in the dish, but I really love carrots, if your not a fan of them then I recommend omitting them from this recipe.
The first thing I did was make my sauce, which was milk, cream cheese, garlic and mozzarella cheese oh and a pinch of Franks Hot Sauce. The cheese really thickens up if you let it sit for a few minutes. This is my go to low calorie Alfredo Sauce, I just omit the hot sauce and add Parmesan Cheese to it!! It’s a great sauce!!!
The recipe is for baking in one pan, but because my husband doesn’t care for a lot of hot sauce I made these in two separate baking dishes, which makes it nice, so I can add more heat to mine and I add more cheese to his! Lasagna noodles fit beautifully in a bread pan! I just love that!! First layer is noodle, chicken, celery & carrots and cheese.
Once you add all three layers, add your cheese sauce and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
See how thick the cheese got? here it is fresh out of the oven!!
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
For Cheese Sauce
1/2 Tbsp. Butter (I used Brumble and Brown)
4 oz. non-fat Cream Cheese
1 Clove of Garlic
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1 1/2 Cups Non-fat Milk
2 oz Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 Cup)
1 Tbsp. Franks Hot Sauce
6 Lasagna Noodles – No Boil kind
8 oz Cooked Chicken – I used a Rotisserie Chicken
1 large Carrot – minced or diced real small
1 Large Celery Stalk – minced or diced real small
3 oz of Lite Mozzarella Cheese – shredded
Preheat oven to 350
In a sauce pan, melt butter on medium heat and then add cream cheese, garlic, pepper and milk. Stir until cheese is melted and creamy, this will be at least 5 minutes. (Fat free cheeses takes a while to melt down)
Stir in 2 oz of Mozzarella Cheese until melted and 1 Tbsp. Franks Hot Sauce
In a bowl,shred your chicken and add 2 Tbsp. of Franks Hot Sauce. or more to your liking and mix well.
Take a small baking dish and spray with non-cooking spray, then start to layer.
2 Lasagna Noodles
3 oz of Chicken
Sprinkle of Carrots and Celery
1 oz Mozzarella Cheese
Repeat Layers until all your ingredients are gone!
Add more hot sauce if you like!
Pour all of your cheese sauce over the Lasagna.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes.
Makes 4 HUGE servings!
Calories per serving: 322, Fat: 5.9, Cholestrol: 51, Sodium: 1346, Potassium: 89, Carbs: 30, Fiber 1.7, Sugar: 8.3
I served with a side salad and more hot sauce over the top! I love my hot sauce as you may know!!
Franks Hot Sauce is the Best Hot Sauce Ever! Whats your favorite Hot Sauce?
If you like Chicken Wings, you will love this Lasagna! Give it a try and let me know what you think!!!
Have a great weekend! Oh, and I now have a Twitter account, not sure how much I will use it, it becomes a lot of work keeping up with everything, but I’ll try! Have a great weekend and stop by and say Hi! I would love to hear from you!