This delicious chicken vegetable lasagna wtih a homemade cheese sauce is the perfect addition to your dinner meal plan! It is simple to make and acts as a healthier alternative to regular lasagna. You can even drop the chicken for a vegetarian veggie lasagna!
This chicken vegetable lasagna with a homemade cheese sauce is easy to make if you just follow these steps! If you don’t have time to make the cheese sauce, you can just substitute with alfredo sauce instead.
- 2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts (or use rotisserie chicken!)
- 1 box oven-ready lasagna noodles (or you can order regular noodles, but those tend to make our lasagna a little mushy)
- 2 bags frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots (or whatever vegetables your family likes)
- 24 oz cottage cheese
- grated cheese
Gather all of the ingredients and make the cheese sauce. If you need to cook the noodles, begin that before starting the cheese sauce. After the cheese sauce and noodles have begun, cook the vegetables (we prefer the microwave).
After you gather the ingredients that you need for the lasagna, make the cheese sauce (I would double this recipe, depending on how much sauce you like).
- grated cheese (around 8 oz, but this is flexible)
Melt butter on medium temperature stove. Mix in the flour to create a very thick paste.
Add milk and stir constantly (do not walk away at all or it will burn on the bottom). Continue stirring and as the sauce thickens, add the bouillon.
Keep stirring until all lumps are out and sauce begins to boil. Continue stirring constantly while sauce boils for at least 1-2 minutes (be careful of splashes).
Putting it all together
In a 9×11 casserole dish, spread cheese sauce on the bottom. Then place a layer of lasagna noodles.
On top, layer cottage cheese, chicken, and vegetables and add more cheese sauce.
Repeat all layers a second time, then top with a layer of noodles and top with the rest of the cheese sauce grated cheese.
Bake in the oven according to the directions for your lasagna noodles.
This chicken vegetable lasagna is one of our favorite make-ahead freezer meals! Just prepare it as described above, but then pop it in the freezer instead of the oven! When you’re ready to have it for dinner, defrost and then cook according to the directions for the lasagna noodles.
Pro tip: use these tin foil casserole dishes for easy freezer meals! Cover with tin foil, and use a Sharpie to write the cooking directions on the top so you don’t forget what they are after you’ve thrown the box away. They also make it easier to give to a new mom or someone who is unwell, and you don’t end up with all your nice casserole dishes in your freezer.
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