White Lasagna

Introduction:

Prepare to experience a culinary masterpiece that’s earned the title of household favorite – our White Lasagna recipe! Bursting with layers of creamy goodness, savory flavors, and comforting textures, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress. In this article, we’ll share the secrets behind our all-time favorite White Lasagna recipe, guaranteed to elevate your dining experience to new heights. Get ready to indulge in a dish that’s sure to become a staple in your home!

Ingredients:

  •  1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
  •  1 onion, chopped
  •  3 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 15 oz. container ricotta cheese
  •  1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  •  2 eggs
  •  2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  •  1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  •  1 tsp dried basil
  •  1 tsp dried oregano
  •  Salt and pepper, to taste
  •  9 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  •  1 26 oz. jar Alfredo sauce
  •  1 cup chicken broth

 Instructions:

  1.  In a skillet, cook the ground chicken or turkey with the onion and garlic until the meat is browned and the onions are tender. Drain any excess fat.
  2.  In a bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, spinach, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3.  In a separate bowl, combine Alfredo sauce and chicken broth.
  4.  Spread a thin layer of the Alfredo sauce mixture on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5.  Place a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles over the sauce break noodles if necessary to fit.
  6.  Spread half of the cheese and spinach mixture over the noodles.
  7.  Add half of the cooked meat mixture.
  8.  Repeat the layers of noodles, cheese/spinach mixture, and meat.
  9.  Top with remaining noodles and Alfredo sauce mixture. Make sure noodles are covered in sauce.
  10.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours until noodles are tender.
  11.  In the last 10 minutes of cooking, sprinkle the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on top. Cover and let melt.
  12.  Let the lasagna stand for 10 minutes before serving for easier cutting.

Serving Tips:

  1. Let it Rest: Allow the White Lasagna to rest for a few minutes after removing it from the oven before serving. This helps the layers set and makes it easier to slice into neat portions.
  2. Garnish: Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley or basil on top of the lasagna just before serving for a pop of color and added freshness.
  3. Side Dishes: Serve the White Lasagna with a side of garlic bread, a crisp green salad, or roasted vegetables to round out the meal and add variety to the flavors.
  4. Individual Portions: If serving at a gathering, consider pre-slicing the lasagna into individual portions to make it easier for guests to serve themselves.
  5. Serve with Love: Present the White Lasagna on a beautiful platter or in an elegant baking dish to elevate the dining experience and make it feel extra special.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover White Lasagna in an airtight container or tightly covered with aluminum foil in the refrigerator. It will keep well for 3-4 days.
  2. Freezing: White Lasagna freezes well, making it a convenient option for meal prep or leftovers. Allow the lasagna to cool completely, then wrap individual portions or the entire dish tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. It can be stored frozen for up to 2-3 months.
  3. Thawing: When ready to enjoy frozen White Lasagna, transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through, covering with foil to prevent the top from burning.
  4. Reheating: To reheat refrigerated White Lasagna, place individual portions in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high in 30-second intervals until heated through. Alternatively, reheat the entire dish in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 20-25 minutes, or until warmed to your liking.
  5. Freshen Up: Before reheating, you can add a spoonful of marinara sauce or a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top of the lasagna to keep it moist and add extra flavor.

FAQs:

  1. Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen spinach in the White Lasagna recipe?
    • Yes, you can use fresh spinach instead of frozen spinach. Simply wilt the fresh spinach in a skillet with some olive oil and minced garlic until it reduces in volume, then proceed with the recipe as directed.
  2. Can I make the White Lasagna ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking?
    • Absolutely! You can assemble the White Lasagna ahead of time and refrigerate it, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, for up to 24 hours before baking. This is a great time-saving option for busy weeknights or when preparing for a gathering.
  3. Can I omit the ricotta cheese in the White Lasagna recipe?
    • While ricotta cheese is a traditional ingredient in lasagna, you can omit it if desired. However, keep in mind that ricotta adds creaminess and richness to the dish, so the texture and flavor may be slightly different without it.
  4. Can I substitute the mozzarella cheese with a different type of cheese?
    • Yes, you can experiment with different types of cheese in the White Lasagna recipe. Some delicious options include provolone, fontina, or Gruyère. Feel free to mix and match cheeses to suit your taste preferences.
  5. How do I prevent the lasagna noodles from sticking together when boiling them?
    • To prevent the lasagna noodles from sticking together while boiling, make sure to use a large pot of generously salted boiling water. Stir the noodles occasionally with a wooden spoon to keep them separated. You can also add a tablespoon of olive oil to the water to help prevent sticking.

Conclusion:

Our White Lasagna is a testament to the power of comfort food done right. With its creamy layers, hearty fillings, and irresistible flavors, it’s no wonder this dish holds a special place in our hearts – and stomachs! Whether you’re enjoying it with loved ones or savoring a quiet night in, our White Lasagna is guaranteed to bring joy with every forkful. So why wait? Treat yourself to the ultimate