Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna

Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken, and Spinach Lasagna
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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
1094
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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
75g
100%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
32g
100%
Cholesterol
288mg
96%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
70g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
275µg
39%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
539mg
54%
Choline, total
89mg
21%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
78mg
24%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
703mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
2181mg
100%
Water
232g
9%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.