A couple of years ago, I shared a delicious Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lasagna (please oh please don’t judge it by it’s picture! That was when we had first started our blog and our only reader was our mom . . . I probably took that picture with my camera phone! Ha ha!). It’s one of my favorites, but the hard thing with slow cooker meals is if you don’t plan hours in advance, you are out of luck!
So with an hour until dinner time, I decided that I would convert the recipe to go into my oven. The results were AWESOME! If you have a buffalo chicken lover around, you will definitely want to try this recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
10 lasagna noodles, cooked and cooled
2-3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 (26 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup buffalo sauce (I love Frank’s)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 green peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 zucchini, diced (optional- I am just always looking for ways to get more vegetables)
2 celery stalks, diced
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese (or you could use cottage cheese)
1 (4 oz) container bleu cheese crumbles
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 cups cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked chicken, spaghetti sauce, and buffalo sauce. Set aside.
Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Once oil is heated, add green peppers, onion, garlic, zucchini, and celery. Saute until vegetables are tender and add to chicken and sauce mixture.
In another bowl, mix together the ricotta, bleu cheese and parsley.
Now it’s time to layer! Spread about 1 cup of the chicken and sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9×13″ baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place three noodles on top. Spread about 2/3 cup of the ricotta cheese mix on top, then 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, and 2/3 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times.
Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for about 20 more minutes (until cheese is nice and bubbly).
Makes about 12 servings.
*In the picture, I topped the lasagna with some diced green peppers.
To prepare this recipe we used:
A white baking dish with handles (found HERE) and colorful mixing bowls (found HERE)
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