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Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

Yes, these Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups are every bit as delicious as what you are currently imagining.

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups-The Seasonal Junkie

Seriously. Cheese, Chicken, Broccoli, and More Cheese.

I hope everyone’s holiday season has been treating them amazing! I know mine has! So far, we’ve had our annual baking day with all the ladies in my family, which is probably one of my favorite holiday activities to partake in. And then, I just really appreciate all the extra time with family members, the no-shame binging of Christmas music, and obviously the food.

Like Pasta?! Check out these Ground Turkey Stuffed Shells!

Seriously, when it comes to Christmas Eve dinner, I do not mess around.

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups-The Seasonal Junkie

Typically our spread consists of some kind of delicious pasta. Last year, it was an amazing Lobster Mac n Cheese that will go down in the books.  This year, it is going to be Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups. And you know what? They are the best thing you didn’t know you were missing in your life. And unlike traditional lasagna, Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups are super easy to portion out. No cutting required!

Stuffed inside of these little rolls of goodness, I used a ground spicy Italian chicken. This was then mixed with ricotta and cut up broccoli florets.  To top it all off, these Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups were smothered in a creamy cheese sauce and baked to perfection.

 Now as you would expect from any dish related to Lasagna, it wasn’t the prettiest. But looks can be deceiving and were forgiven after taking one bite of this flavor explosion.

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups-The Seasonal Junkie

Did you ever wonder why when you were younger the easiest way to eat your broccoli was smothered in cheese?

Exactly, I didn’t either. The point is your kids are going to love these Lasagna roll ups just as much as you… AND you are sneaking in veggies. So really it is a win-win.

 Now I know some of you might be thinking, rolled lasagna has got to be a hard thing to do! And guess what, it is so easy! I included some pictures to show the process. And the process is actually kind of fun.

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups-The Seasonal Junkie

So basically, whip this Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups next week for your Christmas Eve Dinner and it is sure to be a favorite!

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups-The Seasonal Junkie

Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

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Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1 ½ cup Chicken Stock
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ cup Shredded Mozz Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozz Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Filling:
  • 1 lb Spicy Italian Ground Chicken, cooked
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 ½ cup Frozen Broccoli Florets, thawed and chopped into pinky size or smaller
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Noodles:
  • 10-12 Lasagna Noodles
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, chopped

Instructions

1

Filling:

2

In a mixing bowl add cooked ground chicken, chopped broccoli, ricotta, egg, salt and pepper

3

Using a spatula stir to mix until combined

4

Set aside in fridge

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Cheese Sauce:

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In pan add butter and melt

7

Once melted add onions and garlic

8

Allow to become fragrant and translucent

9

Add flour and stir to combine

10

Add Lemon Juice

11

Add milk and chicken stock

12

Whisk to mix together

13

Add oregano, nutmeg, and basil

14

Allow to come to a boil

15

Once it is boiling reduce heat to a simmer

16

Sauce will begin to thicken

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Add Mozzarella and Parmesan, stir until all cheese is melted in and it is thick

18

Cover and keep on lowest setting of heat or off.

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Noodles:

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Bring large pot of salted water to boil

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Once boiling, add lasagna

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Cook lasagna noodles in salted water for 8-11 minutes, until al dente

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Pour through strainer and rinse with cool water

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees

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Lie lasagna noodles on flat surface, I used baking sheets

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Using a spoon, scoop and spread filling on top of noodles

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Roll them up

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Repeat until you have used up all the filling and the noodles

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In a oven safe baking dish, pour 1/2 cheese sauce on the bottom of the pan

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Place rolled lasagna in the pan, pour remaining cheese sauce over noodles

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Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese

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Sprinkle with bread crumbs

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Bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top

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Sprinkle with chopped parsley

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    December 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I’m coming over to your house for Christmas dinner, lol. These lasagna roll ups look absolutely delish!

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    Sara | mshealthesteem.com
    December 20, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I used to love lasagna roll ups before I had to go gluten and dairy free! You’ve reminded me of an old favourite food. I need to work on creating a version for myself! Thanks for the inspiration ♡

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    Kristin
    December 20, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    This looks so good! I wish I could try it tonight. I’m saving it for later!

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