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Chicken Marsala Lasagna

I love Chicken Marsala, but most recipes do not serve a crowd. This version is one I invented and make enough for 12 people. —Debbie Shannon, Ringgold, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, mix 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and salt; sprinkle over chicken breasts. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; saute until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In same skillet, cook onion in butter over medium heat 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms; cook until tender, 4-5 minutes longer. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, 1/2 cup wine and pepper; bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and remaining wine until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in ham and chicken.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine ricotta cheese, spinach, Italian cheese blend, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs and remaining Italian seasoning. Spread 1 cup chicken mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles, about 3/4 cup chicken mixture and about 1 cup ricotta mixture. Repeat layers 3 times.
  • Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked lasagna; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover lasagna with foil; bake as directed until heated through and a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°, increasing time to 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 388 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 749 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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