wrap it up

a couple years ago i saw a recipe for lasagna wrap-ups and it’s become my standard method of making lasagna. i always hate how sloppy it is to slice and serve lasagna, and this solves the problem – perfect individual portions automatically!

this is a pretty basic chicken florentine lasagna – i didn’t use a recipe, just used the basics. i don’t know why i didn’t think to boil and shred the chicken breast – that is what i would recommend and will do for the future – but this time i cut it up and fried it. the recipe below is a guesstimate because i didn’t really measure or keep track of ingredients.

  • 1 pound chicken breast, boiled and shredded
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings
  • 8 oz. spinach (I used half a package of fresh spinach, but frozen spinach thawed and drained wold work too)
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 16 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 8 oz. of pasta sauce

since i fried the chicken, i cooked it with the garlic and Italian seasonings, so that would need to be adjusted if boiling the chicken. mix up the chicken with the ricotta, spinach, and half of the mozzarella (it helps to let the ricotta sit out for a little while to soften up; the warmth of the chicken helps make it mix more easily, too). sprinkle a little bit of mozzarella along the length of each lasagna noodle, and spread some of the chicken mix along each noodle. roll up each noodle and place in a sprayed baking dish. pour pasta sauce over the top of each noodle roll, and sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella on top. bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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