Sunday, November 4, 2012

White Lasagna

I saw a photo, while surfing the web, of what was titled white lasagna.  I thought it looked good; however, there was not a recipe.  I studied the photo and decided to try to make it like this...

White Sauce

2 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup white wine
1.5 - 2 cups milk
2  tablespoons cornstarch mixed with water to make slurry
1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

In a saucepan melt the butter, then add the flour and cook a little to get the raw flour taste out.  add the wine, stir a little, add the milk.  cook, stirring contently, until it is bubbling a little, if the sauce is too thin add the slurry and continue to cook for a few minutes.  turn off the heat and add the rest of the sauce ingredients, mixing them all in well.

Other layers:

-left over chicken pulled apart or cut into cubes.  I had 2 left over baked chicken breast so I cut that into cubes.
-spinach, fresh or frozen.  if fresh cook down and ring out water or if frozen, thaw and ring out water.
-cooked lasagna noodles, follow box directions
-1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

layer in a casserole a small amount of sauce then lasagna noodles, 1/3rd of the chicken, 1/3rd of the spinach and 1/4th of the sauce.  repeat layers ending with a layer of the sauce on top and top with mozzarella.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.