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Chicken Queso Lasagna

Chicken Queso Lasagna
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
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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