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There are many ways to prepare chicken…grilled, baked breaded… but chicken asparagus alfredo lasagna roll-ups is a mouthful…and that’s before you’ve even eaten it!
Even though the meal seems rather elaborate, it’s not as difficult to make as it seems. It takes only 6 ingredients and is more or less a 9-step process.
Read on to find out more about this chicken asparagus alfredo lasagna roll-up a meal as well as variations you can make for your family.
Chicken Asparagus Roll-Ups
To prepare this meal, start by cooking the lasagna noodles according to package directions. Arrange them on a sheet of wax paper.
Next cook the asparagus in simmering water until they reach the desired tenderness. Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a medium bowl, combine an Italian cheese blend with alfredo sauce, asparagus, and chicken.
Spoon 1/3 cup of the mixture into the center of each noodle. Roll up and place seam side down on the baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over top.
Cover dish with foil and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and put the dish back in the oven to allow the cheese to melt (about 5 minutes).
Take out, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
This dish is one that takes it up a notch on the health factor. It contains chicken, lean meat that is high in protein.
Asparagus is rich in nutrients and low in calories. It contains antioxidants and can reduce the risk of disease.
Cheese is a good source of calcium, protein, and vitamins.
The pasta balances out the meal making it hearty and a good representation of all food groups. There is no need to provide a side with these roll-ups, they are a meal unto themselves.
To make the meal even healthier, you can substitute the alfredo sauce with marinara which is lower in fat and calories. Using different cheeses and spices can also work to change up the taste.
Due to their name alone, lasagna noodles are often thought of as being used solely for lasagna. However, because they are so thick, they come in handy in a variety of dishes with roll-up dishes being among the most popular.
Lasagna noodles can be stuffed with almost any filling to make a delicious meal. Here are some lasagna roll-up recipes we recommend.
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups: Spinach is a healthy and delicious addition to many Italian meals. To make these roll-ups, start by cooking the noodles according to package directions. Then mix eggs, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, pepper, salt, and nutmeg.
Spread pasta sauce into the bottom of an ungreased baking dish. Spread the mixture into the noodle and roll up the noodle. Place in the roll-up over the sauce, seam side down.
Top with remaining sauce and bake covered for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Uncover and bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
Make-Ahead Meat Lovers Lasagna Roll-Ups: These are convenient for working parents who want to make their meals ahead and just heat them up after a long day at work. They are also sure to please the meat lovers in your household.
Start by preparing the noodles as directed. Then cook ground beef, sausage and onion in a skillet until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in pasta sauce and reduce heat to low leaving it to simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, spinach, basil, and egg. Spread about 3 tbsp of the mixture over each lasagna noodle, then add ¼ cup meat mixture over the ricotta.
Roll up and place in a foil-lined pan seam side down. Cover with foil and freeze until firm or as long as desired. If freezing for long amounts of time, place rolls in an airtight freezer container.
When you are ready to eat the roll-ups, remove them from wrappings and place them on the baking dish. Thaw in the refrigerator for 8-24 hours.
Pour sauce over the top of the roll-ups and heat them in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with cheese and cook an additional 3-5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Then serve to your hungry crew.
Lasagna noodles are so versatile. When using them as rollups, you can add any ingredients you’d like to make them suit the tastes of your family. What will you be including in your rollups tonight?Print
Due to their name alone, lasagna noodles are often thought of as being used solely for lasagna. However, because they are so thick, they come in handy in a variety of dishes with roll up dishes being among the most popular. Lasagna noodles can be stuffed with almost any filling to make a delicious meal.
- 8 long lasagna noodles
- 1 cup diagonally sliced asparagus spears, (1/2-inch pieces)
- 16 ounces alfredo pasta sauce, divided
- 2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
- 11/2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
- chopped fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
- Arrange cooked noodles on sheets of waxed paper.
- Cook asparagus in simmering water until crisp-tender; 1 to 2 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water and set aside.
- Meanwhile, spread 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce in bottom of a 13×9-inch baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine 11/4 cups of the cheese, 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce, the asparagus and chicken. Mix well.
- Spoon heaping 1/3 cup of the mixture down center of each lasagna noodle. Roll up; place seam-side down in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over rolls.
- Cover baking dish with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
- Uncover; sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese over rolls. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Garnish with basil before serving.
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: chicken asparagus roll ups, lasagna roll ups