Monday, March 18, 2013

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-ups


This meal came to me a bit my mistake.  A few months back, a friend made these for our freezer swap, but rather than putting the filling into lasagna noodles and rolling them up, she stuffed the mixture into jumbo shells. 

That is what I had planned to do as well, until the husband came home with lasagna noodles instead of jumbo shells.  Enter in = the queen of improvising.

We have recently made a deal, if he has the time he'll go to the store for me {taking a kid with him too, bonus!}.  The only stipulation?  He has to get everything on my list.  Whatever I write down, no exceptions.  And not a ton of extras - anyone remember the red velvet whoppie pies?  Yeah, they tasted great, but not needed.


So when I showed disappointment that he forgot my shell pasta, I was shocked to here him then say, "why don't you just put the filling into the lasagna noodles and roll them up?"

Genius.  Why didn't I think of that first?

Sometimes he does have good ideas.


So while the little miss napped yesterday and the little man watched a movie, I got to work on this meal.  I had already cooked and shredded the kitchen in the morning {remember, shred your chicken in a snap in your KitchenAid mixer - if you have one!}, so all that was left was to boil the noodles and combine the ingredients for the filling.

Random fact?  18 noodles come in a lasagna box.  Yep, I counted them.  I wonder how they come up with that number?  Anyway, it was a good number for me, as it made two dishes, nine rolls into each.  I'm all for a meal that makes two meals.  One in the oven, one in the freezer.


Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-ups
1 box lasagna noodles
3 c. cooked, shredded chicken {2 large chicken breasts}
2 c. finely chopped broccoli {or spinach}
1 c. shredded cheddar
1 c. shredded mozzarella
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. pepper
1 jar alfredo sauce
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese

Cook chicken breasts and shred, set aside.  In a large pot boil lasagna noodles until al dente.  Drain and lay noodles out on a clean towel or paper towels to drain and cool.

In a bowl combine chicken, broccoli, cheese, 1/4 c. of the Parmesan, garlic powder, pepper and 1/2 of the alfredo sauce.  Stir to combine.  Spray a large casserole dish and spoon a bit of the alfredo sauce in the bottom of the dish and spread around.

Take a noodle and spread with a couple spoonfuls of chicken mixture.  Roll up and place seam side down into casserole dish.  Place 9 rolls into a dish, and 9 rolls into another freezer safe dish.  Top roll-ups with remaining alfredo sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan.  Cover the freezer dish with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake covered for 30 minutes, remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes.


Well, I've got a crazy week.  I will actually be working 5 days this week, as opposed to my usual 3.  Our big work event of the year is next Tuesday and I'm up to my ears in graphic design work, writing, editing and keeping our sponsors happy.

I'll be happy when it is done!

But thankfully, I've got a couple meals already prepped and ready to go.  I did not appreciate doing it this weekend, but I WILL appreciate it come this week.

21 comments:

  1. My husband would LOVE these! Pinning!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These look so good! My husband can't go grocery shopping for me, he forgets half the things on the list/gets the wrong things all the time. Unless I only need a few things we go together or I go myself. Last time he came home with a frozen cajun turkey when I needed a whole chicken. I love that man but his attention span is short.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love that this recipe is enough for one meal now and one meal later! These will be a hit at my house!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love this! I'm adding it to our menu soon!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Whenever my husband shops with me, our grocery bill is easily $20 more! Those look delicious - my husband doesn't like red sauce that much anymore - wth!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Can they be made with red sauce? I don't like Alfredo. How long would you cook the frozen version?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsMarch 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Sure! Red sauce would work great too. For the frozen version, I would thaw overnight in the fridge and just bake like normal.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How do you shred the chicken?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsApril 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    You can simply use two forks to pull apart the meat....or....if you have a big KitchenAid mixer, throw the kitchen in there, with the paddle attachment and let it rip! Shreds in about 30 secs.:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your whole kitchen fits in a mixing bowl? You must have either a tiny kitchen or a really big mixer....lol
    Seriously though, this sounds like a really yummy recipe & I love recipes that I can make 2 meals out of. Have you tried baking both & then freezing one so that it can just be thawed & reheated another day?

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsApril 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Ha! Good catch! Should say "throw the chicken in there"....I have not tried baking, then freezing, then thawing the dish....not sure how it'd turn out?

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am truly delighted to glance at this weblog posts which consists
    of plenty of useful information, thanks for providing these kinds of information.


    Here is my website - redhead teen beauty posing on a table - Pornharvest.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you
    penning this article plus the rest of the site is extremely good.


    Feel free to surf to my webpage - use this link

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Lilli! I used fresh broccoli, but you could probably do frozen as well, just make sure it is thawed and drained off, so it doesn't get watery. Thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks! I ended up just using spinach because I had some on hand. I made it for my family and my husband's grandparents so I loved that it made enough for everyone! It was a huge hit and my husband says he preferred it to other lasagna rolls I've made before so definitely a keeper!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This was delicious! I used chopped spinach instead of broccoli. Thanks for a winning recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Made this tonight! Delicious! I have already added it to my recipe box! I cooked the chicken breasts in my crock pot while I was out and about busy doing other things. Love finding recipes that the whole family will eat, and two of my three boys are picky eaters! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Melissa Karnes JohnsonApril 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I had a question about the broccoli. It didn't state in the ingredients list whether to cook the broccoli first or not. So could you please tell me should I cook my broccoli before assembling it all together.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Melissa! No need to cook the broccoli first. Just cut it up fairly small and it will cook up fine as it bakes.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Melissa Karnes JohnsonApril 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Ok, thank you very much.

    ReplyDelete