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Chicken Queso Lasagna

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Chicken Queso Lasagna
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Searching for a weeknight dinner that’s sure to be devoured? Look no further than this dish that combines queso dip and lasagna, for a cheesy, craveable update on a classic family favorite.
Updated Feb 26, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese, cut into cubes
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
  • 3 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 12 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
  • Chopped green onions, if desired
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell pepper and serrano chile; cook about 6 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Stir in flour and taco seasoning mix; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually beat in milk with whisk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; beat in Kraft™ Velveeta™ cheese and 2 cups of the Cheddar cheese with whisk until melted. Reserve 3/4 cup of the sauce.
  • 3
    To remaining sauce, add chicken and green chiles.
  • 4
    Spread reserved 3/4 cup sauce in baking dish. Top with 3 noodles. Spread 2 1/4 cups of the chicken mixture over noodles. Repeat 3 more times. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese over top of chicken mixture. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove foil; sprinkle with tortilla chips. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in center. Top with green onions. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese gives the sauce an extra smooth texture, as well as the distinctive flavor of queso dip.
  • tip 2
    Serrano chiles are hot, so if you prefer your queso on the milder side, feel free to leave it out.

Nutrition

680 Calories, 35g Total Fat, 40g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
320
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
1340mg
56%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
12g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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