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Chicken Alfredo and Pesto Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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I created and completely fell in love with this lasagna recipe. It's warm and comforting, with amazing flavors that blend wonderfully. It has chicken, veggies, cheese, and pasta making it truly a perfect meal in one pan!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 20 min

50 min

2 hours 10 min

13x9inch lasagna serves 8-12 people

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs raw chicken breast
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables
  • 2 15 oz jars alfredo sauce
  • 8 oz jar pesto sauce
  • 1 box lasagna noodles, no boil/oven ready variety
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 12 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 28 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk

A Little Info About the Ingredients:

  • Use no-boil noodles. This lasagna recipe is already quite a bit of work. I ask that you use "no boil" lasagna noodles to save you time. If you wish to boil your noodles first, follow the box directions and reduce bake time by 15 minutes.
  • Use whole milk. Whole milk varieties of mozzarella and ricotta should be used.
  • Use veggies that soften well. For the mixed vegetables, try to use varieties that soften once cooked. To save time, I recommend using a bag of frozen veggies that are already mostly chopped for you. As an example I used a mixed bag of broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and yellow squash and carrots. I then added a good portion of frozen spinach. I thawed them slightly before measuring out the 3 cups.
  • Make your own pesto. Pesto sauce can sometimes be found jarred with the other pasta sauce. If your store doesn't carry it in the pasta aisle, look around the gourmet cheese section. If you cant find it in either section, you'll have to make your own. A favorite author of mine, Vespawoolfhas a wonderful article on making pesto.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, combine the alfredo sauce with 1 cup of milk.
  2. Add the 1/3 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup of the alfredo sauce to a 9x13 pan.
  3. Chop the chicken breasts into roughly 1/2 inch cubes. Cook in a large skillet with the 2 tablespoons of butter just until cooked. Remove from heat.
  4. Measure out your chopped veggies (see note on ingredients about this), and cook them in the microwave covered until they are just tender. Keep in mind they will continue to cook later. Once cooked, combine the veggies with the pesto sauce.
  5. In a medium to large bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and egg.
  6. Now you're ready to layer. Take your uncooked "oven-ready/no-boil" lasagna noodles and lay on the bottom of your 13x9 inch pan. Leave about a half inch space between noodles... give or take. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  7. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the noodles.
  8. Now spread out half of the veggie mixture and sprinkle with half of the cooked chicken.
  9. Reserve 2/3 cup of the alfredo sauce and ladle half of what's left over the chicken.
  10. Repeat steps 6-9. Add your last layer of noodles and completely cover with the reserved 2/3 cup sauce.
  11. Cover lasagna with aluminum foil and bake in a 375'F oven for 50 minutes. To avoid a mess, place pan on a cookie sheet in the oven.
  12. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes before serving.

Comments

M K Paul from India on January 03, 2014:

wow..i never try it at home...will do soon ,thanks for sharing :)

Liz Rayen from California on March 28, 2013:

ooooooOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH... Drooling here Kim! I have printed out this recipe and added it to my "Favorites" section in my file.

I have a party to attend this weekend and am thinking about sharing this recipe at the party. Thank you so much for sharing a yummy treat! Voted up+UABI and shared!---Lisa

Sasha Kim (author) on March 26, 2013:

Insightful Tiger, I truly hope you enjoyed it ^_^ Thank you for your comment and follow!

Sasha Kim (author) on March 25, 2013:

Thank you Diabian for your comment and great support!

Insightful Tiger on March 09, 2013:

Looks delicious, I'm definitely trying this recipe this week!

Diabian on February 03, 2013:

Im enjoying with reading your amazing hub .

Rating, sharing ,vote and useful

Sasha Kim (author) on January 18, 2013:

Thank you so much Debbie ^_^ I'm so happy you like my recipe, Enjoy!

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on January 18, 2013:

I love to make Chicken Alfredo.. thank you for a wonderful hub. recipe..

I am bookmarking this one too

Debbie

Sasha Kim (author) on January 10, 2013:

Thank you so much Pstraubie ^_^ I'm so happy you like the recipe and I appreciate the angels and send some to you as well ^_^

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 07, 2013:

A great recipe to add to my recipe files---bookmarking. The directions are well stated and that is always important.

This is a great new way to fix a favorite food. Thanks for sharing.

Sending Angels to you on this day seven of 2013. :) ps

Sasha Kim (author) on January 06, 2013:

Sinea, Well aren't you a lucky woman to have a hubby that loves vegetables! ^_^ I always have to alter this recipe when my husband's going to eat it with me, lol. I hope you guys enjoy!

Sasha Kim (author) on January 06, 2013:

Well then this is just perfect for you Rebecca ^_^ I bet you could add some garbanzo beans to this with the vegetable portion and it would be fantastic ^_^ Enjoy and thank you!

Sasha Kim (author) on January 05, 2013:

Thank you so much Shai! I hope you and your family enjoy and I appreciate the votes ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on January 05, 2013:

Beingwell, Thank you so much!! I appreciate all the wonderful support!

Sasha Kim (author) on January 04, 2013:

Teaches ^_^ Thank you!! One dish meals are my favorite... I hope you enjoy!

Sasha Kim (author) on January 04, 2013:

Thank you EuroNinila ^_^ I just love hearing my recipes being pinned!

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on December 17, 2012:

Mixed vegetables? My husband LOVES them. I have to try this recipe.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 26, 2012:

Yum. I hope to get a chance to try this. I eat a lot of chicken and beans. And fish of course. I try to steer clear of beef. And I love alfredo sauce.

Chen on November 13, 2012:

Oh my goodness, this looks scrumptious. Always looking for new lasagna recipes, this looks like with all the chicken and cheese it will be a hit with kids. Great recipe, thanks! VU & useful!

beingwell from Bangkok on November 13, 2012:

Yumyumyum!! Upped and shared this hub. I would definitely try this recipe. I love any chicken recipe. This is perfect for me and my hubby!

Dianna Mendez on November 11, 2012:

All the combinations of a great meal. Love the blend of pasta with alfredo sauce!

Fotinoula Gypsyy from NYC BABY on November 11, 2012:

Sounds yummy, definitely pinning this to my recipes board!

Sasha Kim (author) on October 14, 2012:

Peggy, Thank you so much for your fantastic support ^_^ Your homemade pesto will be perfect for this. Plus you are one smart lady for making big batches of sauce and freezing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 14, 2012:

Oh yum! I just made a huge batch of homemade pesto and have little containers of them frozen for future use with one in the refrigerator for current use. Your chicken and vegetable lasagna recipe using pesto sounds delicious! Another 5 star vote for your recipe, up votes and tweeting.

Sasha Kim (author) on October 03, 2012:

RunningDeer, Thank you for your great comment, vote and share ^_^ I'm so happy I could provide you with a great alternative lasagna, I hope you enjoy!

Sasha Kim (author) on October 03, 2012:

Tammy, Aww... shuck ^_^ Thank you my friend! You are too kind and I appreciate all your support ^_^

Sasha Kim (author) on October 03, 2012:

Tsmog, Most lasagna recipe's I see have four layers of noodles... mine has three.... But I could easily see this made with only a bottom and top layer! Wonderful idea for cutting the carbs ^_^ I'm so happy you like the recipe and found the entire hub useful, including my favorite pesto recipe ^_^ Enjoy!! Thank you for your wonderful comment!

RunningDeer from Iowa on October 01, 2012:

This sounds delicious! I don't like red sauce at all, so this recipe with Alfredo is perfect for me! Voted up and shared!

Tammy from North Carolina on October 01, 2012:

You have got some of the most beautiful and appetizing recipies on Hubpages. This looks wonderful. Sharing and pinning!

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on October 01, 2012:

Hello Mama Kim. I like this recipe. It is perfect for me. I am learning how to a modified vegetarian so the chicken works great. I'm diabetic too. I never thought about lasagna as a meal because of the carb count of the noodles. But, I realized reading your article I build the lasagna to size by layers for my carb requirements. Awesome - thank you. And, I learned something awesome. I did not know there were no boil noodles. I'm a single OG = old guy and proud of it and that is perfect for me. Thank You. Oh yeah, thanks for the BONUS!

Tim This is surely an 8 course meal in my book

Sasha Kim (author) on October 01, 2012:

Thank you so much Thelma ^_^ I hope you enjoy! You have a great week too ^_^

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on October 01, 2012:

Yummy!!! I love Lasagna. It sounds easy to make. I have to try this one day. Thank you and shared to my followers.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 27, 2012:

Terrye, Thank you so much for your fantastic support!! I'm ecstatic you're going to make this and I hope you and your family enjoy!

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on September 27, 2012:

Mama Kim, this looks SOOOOOOOO good! I will be making this and soon! Thank you! Voted up and sharing.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 26, 2012:

Lady E, Thank you for your lovely comment and stars ^_^ I'm sure you'll make this wonderfully, Enjoy!

Sasha Kim (author) on September 26, 2012:

Carol, Thank you so much! ^_^ Bill is very kind to both of us! I hope you do enjoy this recipe, it's one of my favorites.

Elena from London, UK on September 26, 2012:

It's a lovely Recipe. Might take me a few attempts to get it right, but will be worth the try. Great share. 5 Star.

carol stanley from Arizona on September 26, 2012:

After wonderful writeup on Billybuc's page...I came back here to see whatelse is going on. And I found this yummy recipe. This is worth making for sure. Thanks for this delicious idea. Voted UP.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 19, 2012:

Abby, Why thank you my dear hub friend ^_^ You are so sweet!

Abby from Ireland on September 19, 2012:

Another yummy recipe!! Thanks for sharing :D A nice twist on a classic - your recipes will keep us fed for a coupla months on something new every night!! ;-)

Sasha Kim (author) on September 16, 2012:

Hello Sue!! Yes I bookmarked your profile so I could read some of your hubs tonight ^_^ Happy to connect with you!

Thank you so much for your kind comment and your very generous votes and share ^_^ Now I'm off to read your hubs!!

Sueswan on September 16, 2012:

Hi Mama Kim

It is nice to meet you. I saw you on Deborah Brooks interview hub about me.

I love lasagna and this recipe of your looks yummy.

Bookmarking and sharing.

Voted up and awesome

Sasha Kim (author) on September 16, 2012:

Ryem, Fantastic, Thank you for your nice comment ^_^ I hope you enjoy!

Sasha Kim (author) on September 16, 2012:

Mary, Thank you so much ^_^ your comment is very generous! I hope you and your family enjoy!! I would love it if you let me know how it goes over.

Ryem from Maryland on September 16, 2012:

This recipe looks super yummy! I'm gonna have to try this out.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on September 16, 2012:

This looks SO good. Now I know what I'll make for dinner tonight! I voted this Hub UP, and will share in all the right places, and Pin.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 15, 2012:

Anamika, Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it! ^_^

LaThing, Thank you so much. So far it's been a huge hit in my family, I hope the same goes for you and yours.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 15, 2012:

Jeannie, lol thank you for the wonderful and funny comment ^_^ I find it helps to keep a rag near the computer for just those instances. The vote and share are greatly appreciated! ^_^

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on September 15, 2012:

Wonderful recipe, looks really good. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing....

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 15, 2012:

Chicken Alfredo and Pesto Vegetable Lasagna sounds delicious! Would love to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on September 15, 2012:

This looks so good! I am so hungry and now I could practically lick the computer screen. I shouldn't even admit that! Voted up and shared!

Sasha Kim (author) on September 09, 2012:

Alocsin, Thank you so much for your kind comment and votes! I love pesto sauce too and it is really fantastic in this recipe ^_^ Enjoy!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on September 09, 2012:

I don't know that I've ever had lasagna with pesto before, because I love pesto sauces. Sounds delicious. Voting this Up and Useful.

Sasha Kim (author) on September 04, 2012:

Thank you so much Rajan ^_^ You are such a good hub-friend. Pesto is very easy and is much tastier when homemade anyways. Enjoy ^_^

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 04, 2012:

Kim, the picture looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful lasgna recipe and the pesto sauce recipe too as we don't find it here.

Voted up and beautiful. Sharing on facebook.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 26, 2012:

Letitia, Thank you for stopping by, your comment made me smile ^_^

Letitialicious from Paris via San Diego on August 26, 2012:

I just had a chicken dinner and should be stuffed, but this makes my mouth water!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 23, 2012:

Bill ^_^ I only divulged my real name being Sasha this week. You are the first to notice ^_^ Yes we're neighbors! I live in Eugene.

Sorry, you're just going to have to make it yourself... or ask Bev really nicely! ^_^ Good luck. Thanks for the comment!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 23, 2012:

Duh! I just noticed that your name is Sasha and you live in Oregon...we are neighbors. :) I'm sorry I have been calling you Kim; won't happen again. Where in Oregon do you live?

Great recipe; are you sure you can't send me some via UPS?

Sasha Kim (author) on August 17, 2012:

Banuscarella, Thank you for such a nice comment! Your mom must be a wonderful cook ^_^ I like to make my own sauces as well but I put the jarred stuff in the recipe since almost everyone I know would rather buy it.

Christine, Yay ^_^ I hope you do! I'm positive you'll like it. Thank you for commenting.

europewalker on August 17, 2012:

What a great recipe, this is one lasagna that I will have to try:)

Brittany from Buffalo, NY on August 17, 2012:

Sounds delicious! My mom makes a similar lasagna with a chicken and spinach filling, topped off by her homemade alfredo. Thanks for sharing!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 16, 2012:

Deborah, Thank you for your nice comment. Is the Author Facebook page controlled by you? If so I will definitely "like" it. So far I've kept my personal facebook out of hubpages but I have a Mama Kim page. What I really want is Mama Kim for a full facebook profile but it denies the use of Mama as a first name... If I open a less private facebook account I will also friend you.. and many others here on hubpages. (which I hope to do sometime this month) Thank you again for your comment and share, it's greatly appreciated ^_^

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on August 16, 2012:

mmmmm I cant wait to make this recipe.. I love it..

I am sharing on facebook on cooking time..

I am Deborah brooks langford on facebook

Sasha Kim (author) on August 16, 2012:

Thank you Sangre. It's my favorite recipe of mine ^_^

Sp Greaney from Ireland on August 16, 2012:

Great recipe. Looks yummy too.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 16, 2012:

Thank you Brett, you're very generous. This is certainly a crowd pleaser ^_^

Brett C from Asia on August 16, 2012:

As soon as I saw the photo, I had to read this. Sounds absolutely delicious.

Shared with followers, up and awesome.

Sasha Kim (author) on August 13, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by Vespa. I'm in the same boat, my husband isn't a veggie eater either. Next time I make it I'm going to try using the only veggies he eats... potatoes, carrots, peas and corn. I think it will be better the way I originally made it but we'll see. I'm Italian and the pesto recipe has been passed down in the family. I hope you enjoy!!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 13, 2012:

This sounds fabulous. I'm sure my husband would love it. He's not a big veggie eater, but with the chicken and sauce he wouldn't even notice. I love the bonus pesto recipe, too. : ) Thanks so much!

Sasha Kim (author) on August 13, 2012:

Thank you ignugent. Taking the time to make your own lasagna is rewarding and tastes so much better... which is a reward in itself. I hope you enjoy this recipe. It's a baby of mine as it was the first meal recipe I created 100% myself.

ignugent17 on August 13, 2012:

I think I can do this. I really loved lasagna but we always have to buy the one in the box and microwaved it. Your pictures looks very dellicious. Thanks for sharing Mama Kim 8. Voted up and more.

Sasha Kim (author) on June 21, 2012:

Thank you RASO, Very kind of you.

RASO from Slovenia on June 20, 2012:

And another great lasagna recipe from Mama Kim. Voted 5 stars and everything else except funny. Cheers.