If you have some left over chicken you want to use up in a meal, you should definitely try out these amazing looking Chicken Pesto Lasagna Roll Ups! Sure, you could just have some plain old lasagna, but why not try something fun and exciting? They are incredibly easy to make too after all, and you could even get the kids to help out if you have them! You don't need too many ingredients, just some left over chicken, some lasagne noodles and of course, the pesto and tomato sauce and most definitely the cheeses! You will see how awesome and easy this recipe is, you basically just roll everything up and pop it in the oven to bake and melt! These looks so good!
Using left over chicken is a great idea for weekly meals. Its sometimes nice to buy a whole chicken at the start of the week and just use it for various recipes throughout the week. All you really have to do is slice it up or shred it up and there you go! If you season it lightly the first time you cook it, you can pretty much use it in any recipe and then add any kind of flavor to it. I love doing chicken enchiladas or fajitas with my left over chicken, or even chicken pizza or in pasta. It is also great in soups and of course on salads.
I love lasagna but don't make it too often for some reason. This recipe is a good option that just seems like its easier to prepare and doesn't require too many extra ingredients that I may not have around. I will definitely be trying this one out, will you? Make sure you book mark it for future use! This chicken pesto lasagna roll ups recipe is a healthy addition to any table. They look nice too, especially with a side of green vegetables.
This lasagna roll recipe is simple to do. As easy as cooking up some lasagna noodles. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Then you can spread the delicious mixture of Parmesan, ricotta, egg, garlic, salt and pepper over top each lasagna noodle. Then you will add a little pesto over the top of the filling mixture. It is a good idea to lay out the cooked lasagna noodles onto a double layer of paper towels, that way you can blot up any excess water on the noodle.
Next you can add a little bit of cooked, chicken that has been shredded. You can use grocery bought rotisserie chicken which works nicely, but you can also cook up a chicken of your own and shred it. Then roll up the lasagna noodles. Then lightly coat a nine-inch by thirteen-inch baking pan with some non-stick cooking spray, and put the lasagna rollups, with the seam side down into the baking pan. For the sauce you can use your favorite remade marinara sauce for this if you like, or again make a homemade version. To the marinara sauce you will add some half and half cream and mix the two together. Then spoon the marinara sauce mixture over the lasagna roll ups.
Then you add your shredded mozzarella and some Parmesan over the top of the lasagna rollups, and put in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the roll ups are bubbly and heated right through. A nice recipe like this can be made any night of the week. It's also a nice dinner recipe for when you have guests over, each lasagna roll up being the perfect serving size, that plates up beautifully, and is easy to do.
This recipe blog is created by Valerie, a wife and mother of four boys (who are now actually all grown up). She started the site in 2011 as a way to document all the recipes that her boys loved the most, so when they left home they could find them on the site.