Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cajun Chicken Lasagna

I wanted something with a Jambalaya flair but my husband doesnt really like rice. So I went for a Cajun Lasagna and it turned out great! You can add more spice to it to increase the heat to your own preference!

12 lasagna noodles
3-4 cups alfredo sauce(about 1.5 this recipe is perfect)
1 TB butter
2 cups shredded chicken
8 oz Hillshire Farms Hardwood Smoked Chicken Sausage, cut into bite sized pieces(you can use the whole 16oz if you want, I just went lighter on the meat)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 tsp cajun seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded mozzarella(more if you like it cheesy!)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350
Cook Noodles per package instructions

In a sauce pan  heat 1 TB butter over medium heat.
Add all the veggies and cook until tender. Add in chicken, sausage, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper and cook until heated through.

Add in a little more than 1/2 the alfredo sauce and heat until slightly thickened.

In a greased 13x 9 pan pour 1/2 the remaining sauce. Layer 4 noodles, 1/2 the meat mixture and 1/3 the mozzarella. Repeat noodles, meat and cheese. After the last layer  of noodles top with remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil and Bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

Freezes well! Just chill thoroughly and wrap in heavy duty plastic/foil or freezer paper

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