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Southwest Chicken Lasagna

  • Category: Main Dish, Poultry
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  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 50 minutes

I first heard about this Lasagna recipe from my friend Sharon Perras. I simply couldn’t wait to try it. So, thinking I had it committed to memory I made it. Well, mine was pretty good (even better on Day 2!).

But, after Sharon sent me the ACTUAL recipe I realized…my memory isn’t what it used to be! Here is the ACTUAL recipe and my version…(which might save you some $ and a few calories to boot!) in parentheses.

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium red or green bell pepper chopped
2 cloves cloves garlic
2 10 1/2oz cans tomato soup
1 10 1/2oz can enchilada sauce
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
dash   pepper
4 egg whites lightly beaten (1 whole egg)
3 cups fat free cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups and small tub of Mascarpone)
1/3 cup chopped parsley
3 Tbsp canned diced green chilies
4 cup cooked chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup shredded monterey jack

To prepare:

  • Boil your lasagna noodles
  • In a medium skillet fry: 1C chopped onion, 1 red or green bell pepper chopped, 2 cloves garlic. Mix in: 2 101/2 oz cans tomato soup, 1 10oz can enchilada sauce, 1T chili powder, 1tsp cumin, dash of pepper. This is your sauce.


  • In a separate bowl mix together : 4 egg whites lightly beaten, 3C fat free cottage cheese, 1/3 C chopped parsley, 3T canned diced green chilies.

I used:

  • 1 beaten whole egg with about 1 & 1/2 cups cottage cheese and a small tub of Mascarpone (Italian Cream Cheese) Just blob it on, here and there.


  • 4C cooked chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 C reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1C shredded monterey jack

I used:

  • About a cup or two of the Chicken and no extra cheese!!

Layer as follows:

  • noodles
  • 1/2 cheese mixture
  • 1/2 sauce
  • 1/2 of each cheese
  • Repeat

Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy !!