Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Lasagna! This is THE BEST lasagna recipe.. honestly, when I make it I end up eating it for breakfast if there’s any left! This meal takes a few steps to put together but it’s easily worth every second!
Layers of broccoli, cheese and chicken in a simple and creamy sauce make a perfect weeknight meal! I usually serve this with a side salad and some fresh bread … and it lasts us 2 dinners (a family of 6)… so it’s great!
- 12 lasagna noodles cooked and cooled
- 4 cups cooked chicken
- 3 cups vegetables cooked and cooled
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach defrosted and squeezed dry
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 4 cups mozzarella divided
- 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese divided
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
To make the sauce, melt butter, onion and garlic over medium low heat. Cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. Combine milk and broth. Add a small amount at a time whisking to thicken. The mixture will become very thick, continue adding a little bit of liquid at a time whisking until smooth.
Once all of the liquid has been added, stir in cream cheese until melted.
Remove from heat and add in 1/3 cup parmesan and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Combine cottage cheese, eggs, parsley and spinach. Set aside.
In a 9x13 pan, layer 4 noodles, sauce, cooked vegetables and half of the chicken. Sprinkle with 1/2 mozza, 1/4 cup parmesan and 1/3 of the sauce.
Add another layer of noodles, chicken, cottage cheese mixture, sauce. Top with noodles and sauce. Cover and bake 40 minutes.
Uncover, top with cheese and bake 20-30 minutes more.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)