White Chicken Lasagna

21 Reviews / 4.8 Average
So here is her recipe, re-invented into an even quicker and easier lasagna version. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does, and here's a tip...
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This dish was inspired by my Great-Great Aunt Olive’s “Stuffed Shells” recipe. I never met her, but I used to make her stuffed shells all the time. Then when we switched to whole foods I quickly learned that it’s nearly impossible to find whole-wheat jumbo pasta shells for some reason. So here is her recipe, re-invented into an even quicker and easier lasagna version. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does, and here’s a tip…make this dish in advance and either freeze or refrigerate the casserole prior to the baking step for an easy dinner!

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  1. 5 stars
    Very good recipe. I’m always looking for good recipes that I can use leftover chicken. I might try it next time with bow tie pasta as someone else said they did. I will definitely make this again.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this today. Everyone ate it! It was great. I added a little nutmeg and parmesan to the sauce. Might increase the sauce more next time, but it was super!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight… I’m still in the process of using up the reg pasta I have in the cupboard. I’m switching to whole wheat but I am dutch and too cheap to throw stuff away! Also, I didn’t have any spinach so I used asparagus. Anyways, this lasagna was a big hit! My super fussy 6 year old said it was “stupendous,” my 9 year old said it was “awesome,” and when I asked my 7 year old if she liked it, she said, “no questions, the answer is YES!”. And hubby liked it too. I personally thought the cream cheese was a little overpowering. I think next time I’ll do half cream cheese, half cottage cheese.

  4. 5 stars
    Fantastic meal! My whole family loved it. My 3 year old had two helpings for dinner and requested it for lunch the next day. This will be on the top of my recipe list!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this only in roll up form, because my kids love lasagna that way. It was delicious. I wouldn’t change a thing about the sauce or filling.

  6. 4 stars
    Made this over the weekend. I forgot the breadcrumbs, but it was still delicious!! My 3YO even ate it. My garlic was really strong, so I should have only used one clove and next time I think i will use less milk. I may also add some toasted pine nuts or something for a little more texture. I think I have found my new go-to recipe when taking dinner to someone! Yummy!!!!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this last night and the family loved it. I made a few changes, I didnt use breadcrumbs or nutmeg and I used bow tie pasta instead of lasagna noodles. This is a great recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this lasagne tonight, and everyone loved it!! My five year old daughter had 4 helpings! My nine month old little boy even tried a few bites and kept wanting more. Good for all ages :) Followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn’t change a thing.

  9. Judith Janse van Rensburg

    I have been avoiding wheat products and substituting gluten free for a while now. Where does this stand as far as “whole” foods are concerned?

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hello Judith. The Leakes have no sensitivities to gluten or wheat. They enjoy a variety of 100% whole grains and believe them to be an important part of their real food diets. The choice to avoid gluten and wheat products is up to individuals, as each decides what works best for them. ~Amy

  10. 5 stars
    We made a version of this for dinner this evening and LOVE it. I changed a few things about it to accommodate what I had on hand, but it came out phenomenal! I was out of Parmesan and have a really hard time finding whole wheat lasagna noodles, so instead I cooked some penne, and mixed all of the ingredients together to have a little more of a casserole effect. Then we topped it with the cheese. Since I was out of Parmesan I used mozzarella and then topped it with a mix of mozzarella and asiago. The only other thing I did different was add in sauteed mushrooms and onions and I think that sent it over the top! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  11. I am NOT the type to write reviews, but I had to let you know how much we enjoyed this recipe. So nice to have a healthy casserole that is actually yummy! The only change I made was using kale instead of spinach, because that is what I had on hand. My church has a casserole club, where once a month, we donate casseroles to a men’s shelter. I will be taking this this month. I feel so much better taking a non-processed meal. Would also be a good meal to take to someone who needs food – a new mom, etc. Thanks again, it was delicious.

  12. 4 stars
    I made this yesterday and loved it. My kids did not like it but that is no surprise as they are picky about new foods, but my husband and I loved it and it heated up great for lunch today. I will add more salt next time, but other than that, it was wonderful! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

  13. This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it. I can’t find a lot of organic cheese in my area. Just the shredded horizon cheddar, a block of raw cheddar cheese and american cheese. Where is a good place to find organic cheeses???

  14. I’m pretty excited to try this. I’ve never had lasagna with chicken, but since I’m trying to eat more leans meats and less beef (especially greasy ground beef) I’m for sure going to try this. It really looks tasty.

  15. I made this for dinner tonight and my husband, three year old and myself all LOVED it! My three year old has always insisted she doesn’t like spinach so I made sure I told her she was eating spinach! Maybe I can get her to eat it in more foods now. This recipe is definitely going in the make again file!

  16. I made this for Sunday dinner tonight. I did deviate a bit but loved the inspiration. I threw onion, garlic, parsley, basil, cooked chicken, frozen spinach and kale (I had previously chopped and had in the freezer) into the food processor, then folded in ricotta and shredded asiago. I ran low on the white sauce at the top layer, so I put some regular marinara on top. That said, I really preferred the red sauce flavor over the white and would probably use marinara when I make it the next time (thinking that would cut some calories over the béchamel anyway). My husband, 2 year old and I all loved it!

  17. I just had to come on here and comment about how delicious this meal is. I just made this tonight (with the Delallo no-boil lasagna) and even my picky first grader loved it! I added about 4 cloves of garlic instead of 2, had to use a little more flour to thicken my sauce, and used 1/2 tsp. of salt instead of 1 tsp. Other than that, I followed the directions exactly. SO, so yummy. And the smell alone is mouth-watering. THANK YOU! :)

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Colleen. Whole Foods and Earth Fare carry Nancy’s brand. It is a good choice but can be difficult to find in a conventional grocery store. ~Amy

    1. Kari- how did the kale work? that’s all I have too.. organic baby kale. I don’t want to go to the store just for spinach!

  18. I am totally a shells girl, too. I haven’t tried it with cream cheese, though. I’ve always used cottage cheese blended up with egg. Yum!

  19. This lasagna would be really good with some roasted butternut squash in it too. I make a white lasagna like this with the roasted squash and onions together, and the spinach too. It is amazing and even my 8 yr old will eat butternut that way.

  20. This looks delish!! I just did your unstuffed pasta one the other day and that one was a hit so maybe this one well join the rest of the top of the list ones that I have made off your site. Thanks for all the GREAT recipes, keep up the great work :)

  21. I am so excited about trying this recipe! I was just searching last week for a lasagna recipe that accommodates all of our food sensitivities (no tomatoes, no white pasta, etc. ) and this looks delicious. Thanks!