Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna

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Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna
Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna
Dan Myers

Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that can be taken in lots of directions: You can stick with the traditional mixture of ground beef and mozzarella for a comforting trip down memory lane, or you can mix and match, swapping in different ingredients that can still come together in a comforting layered casserole, the result of a successful experiment. 

For this lasagna, we swapped out the fresh mozzarella with smoked, and replaced ground beef with lean ground chicken. Dollops of goat cheese helped to give it creaminess, spinach helped break up the richness, and the chicken also helped to lighten it up. Instead of baking it in a large dish, we also used gratin dishes to separate it into individual portions. 

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2
Servings
824
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces marinara sauce
  • 4 cooked lasagna pasta sheets
  • 6 Ounces smoked mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • 10 Ounces ground chicken, browned
  • 3 Ounces goat cheese
  • 4 Ounces spinach, cooked and strained

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom of 2 gratin dishes. For each dish, top each with a pasta sheet, cutting if needed to fit the dish, followed by a thin layer of mozzarella. Crumble 1/4 of the ground chicken over the mozzarella. Add a few small dollops of goat cheese on top, and evenly distribute some spinach on top. Top with an even layer of sauce.

Repeat until all of the ingredients, but save some mozzarella for the last layer. Bake until bubbly and browned on top, about 30 minutes. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before eating. 

Mozzarella Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mozzarella Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
65%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
211mg
70%
Protein
61g
100%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
578µg
64%
Vitamin B12
3µg
47%
Vitamin B6
1mg
62%
Vitamin C
18mg
30%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
293µg
100%
Calcium
595mg
59%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
146µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
146µg
37%
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
145mg
36%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
69%
Phosphorus
823mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1605mg
46%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
55.9%
Sodium
1336mg
56%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.7%
Zinc
6mg
41%

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