Molly Yeh’s Comforting Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is ‘creamy, rich and super indulgent’
Food Network star Molly Yeh loves all types of casseroles. Since moving to the North Dakota-Minnesota border with Nick Hagen in 2015, she’s embraced one-pot dishes as a way to present a full meal without too much hassle. the A girl meets a farm star has put his own spin on these decadent oven-safe dishes over the years. However, his traditional comfort food creation, Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, is “creamy, rich and super indulgent” with the addition of chicken and alfredo sauce.
Molly Yeh made Chicken Alfredo Lasagna to celebrate her husband Nick during a special episode of ‘Girl Meets Farm’
Yeh whipped up this super rich pasta dish to celebrate her husband, Nick, on Father’s Day.
Hagen is the father of the couple’s two daughters, Bernie and Ira.
Yeh paired the Chicken Alfredo Lasagna with a grilled ravioli salad served with creamy marinara ranch.
She satisfied their sweet tooth with a chocolate-dipped Strawberry Krumkaka Cannoli dessert. This dessert is a mix of crispy Norwegian rolled biscuit, krumkake (usually unfilled) and Italian cannoli, which is bursting with a creamy and flavorful ricotta filling.
How to Make Molly Yeh’s Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
The method of making Yeh’s Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is almost identical to creating a traditional Italian lasagna dish filled with tomato sauce, ground beef, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
Adding a different protein and rich Alfredo sauce adds an exciting twist to the dish.
Italian seasoning is used to flavor raw chicken. Yeh also adds salt, pepper and olive oil. Sear the chicken on each side until browned and cooked through. Remove from mold.
For the Alfredo sauce, add butter to the same pan the chicken was cooked in. Then add the garlic followed by the flour to make a roux. Whisk flour until smooth, then add milk and heavy cream until gravy-like consistency is achieved. Add the nutmeg and pepper, then the parmesan.
The dish is then layered to create a finished casserole.
Start by placing several ladlefuls of Alfredo sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish so that the noodles don’t stick. Follow this with a layer of noodles, topped with chicken and mozzarella cheese.
Repeat the process until the top layer of the finished dish ends in noodles. Top the noodles with the remaining Alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Bake until the noodles are tender and the sauce is bubbling and golden. Leave to stand for 10 minutes for the casserole to set, cut into squares and serve.
You can make the recipe even easier in just one quick step
To make the process of making this recipe even easier, instead of roasting your own chicken, you can buy a roast chicken at the grocery store.
Simply remove the chicken from the bones and remove the skin. Next, take the chicken and cut it into smaller pieces before adding it to the recipe. A total of three cups of meat are needed to complete the recipe.
If you choose not to make your own Alfredo sauce, supermarket pot sauce is also another tasty option. Just find the strain your family enjoys and use it to make the process even easier overall.
Molly Yeh’s recipe for Chicken Alfredo Lasagna can be found on the Food Network website.
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