“A modern twist on an American favorite: adding spinach and chicken to lasagna allows consumers to feel their meal has an extra kick of healthful nutrition. Consumers, especially millennials, are demanding a larger presence of vegetables in all food types. ”
Source: 14 Hot Food Trends for 2016, NRN.com, 2015
Traditional lasagna with rich and cheesy layers of Pierce Chicken® Spinach Chicken Dip, ricotta cheese and melted mozzarella cheese.
|Pierce Chicken® Spinach Chicken Dip (Code #17821)||15 cups|
|Marinara sauce||1 gallon|
|Pasta sheets, frozen||12 each|
|Mozzarella cheese, shredded||6 cups|
|Ricotta cheese, whole milk||6 cups|
|Parmesan cheese, grated||1 cup|
Alfredo sauce may be substituted in place of marinara for a white lasagna variant.
To prepare 1 lasagna:
- Spread 2 cups marinara sauce in the bottom of a 2-inch deep full hotel pan.
- Arrange 2 pasta sheets over marinara sauce. Spread 2½ cups Pierce Chicken® Spinach Chicken Dip over pasta, top with 1 cup ricotta cheese, 2 cups marinara and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Repeat process for 2 additional layers, top with Parmesan cheese, wrap tightly with foil and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
- Transfer hotel pan to steam table or hot box and hold hot for service. Serve 4-inch by 4-inch slices on a heated plate.