My dear friend J and her family had my family over to dinner one night and she made this delicious dish. We totally fell in love with this dish and after weeks of serious badgering she finally cracked and gave me the recipe. (Just kidding Jennifer – just kidding!)
This is a wonderful – if not healthy – alternative to traditional lasagna. If I’m having a large group, I like to make both and give people the option of having a little of each.
3 pkg. Hollandaise Sauce (I use Knorr) – prepared.
1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1 lb fresh mushrooms, or 2 cans of canned.
One onion, diced
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 pkg lasagna noodles
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
2 cans asparagus, drained
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Preheat a skillet and add oil to the hot pan. Saute mushrooms, onion and garlic until tender. Set aside. If you use lasagna noodles that you have to boil, cook them till just shy of al dente in a large pot of salted water. Some prefer to use ready bake ones, that’s fine too.
In a lasagna dish, put a bit of Hollandaise sauce in the bottom. Line the bottom of the dish with noodles. From there, just go about assembling the lasagna as you normally would, layering the sauteed vegetables, chicken, cheeses, asparagus and spices. Make sure you add layers of the sauce in between as well. Add all the ingredients evenly so you have a nice balanced lasagna. You’ll want to finish with the cheeses on top.
Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, until hot and bubbly and when you insert a sharp knife in the center, the noodles should be cooked throughly.
Allow to sit and cool for a few minutes before serving. It goes great with a salad and garlic bread.
It’s pretty hard not to like this decadent dish. It definitely is not something you want to be eating 4 times a week – your arteries won’t thank you for that, but it is delicious and wonderful for that special company or special occasion. Or simply when you feel like treating yourself.