Tuesday, November 11, 2008

what's cooking wednesday - buffalo chicken lasagna

I'm just going to say it. I make good lasagna. Damn good lasagna. If I've invited you for dinner at my house and I want to impress you, I will make lasagna. If I've invited you over to my house for dinner and I really love you, I will make lasagna. I will make you lasagna and you will love it. I feel confident in saying this because Auntie Yoli's Italian Mother said I made good lasagna and I nearly died from the honour. Even still it occurred to me I could make it better. At least I hoped it would be better. Whenever I make lasagna I always make two so I played it safe and made one the "new and improved" version and one the regular old fashioned way.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

If you've never made your own lasagna before..... well you should it's super easy and that frozen boxed stuff is from the devil. Ahem. Anyway of you haven't go and learn how I make my Approved by Grandma Ritz lasagna.

I'll wait.



Continuing on......

You can go one of two ways here. Since I was playing it safe I layered my ingredients for my regular lasagna into one pan. Then to the leftover sauce (because you're making two trays with my recipe) I added 1/2 cup of buffalo wing sauce. (My addiction to all things Buffalo wing flavoured is a well documented fact.) Layer your lasagna as you normally would, but top with blue cheese crumbles (on top of the final mozzarella layer). Now throw it in the oven and bake for an hour at 350 degrees.

Now if you wanted to make both lasagnas buffaloed then add a cup of wing sauce to the tomato sauce and top both with blue cheese crumbles. Oh and I should mention that I used ground chicken instead of beef because ground beef just seemed wrong.

I know. Yum, right?

I made this for dinner when Grandma Linda and Papa were over for family game night (we played Disney Scene It and had a great time.... did you know there was a Seinfeld version out? .... must have it!) Anyway it was a big hit and it went fast. The batteries were dead in my camera when it came out of the oven and by the time I got around to taking a picture there was only one lonely piece left. Sounds like a hit to me.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret. Much to Kaffy's chagrin, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday.


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

This lasagna looks very, very good!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Sounds great to me, Shan, and I love that you make one "regular" and the other "experimental." That's exactly what I'd have to do to get away with trying a new lasagna here ;)

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project said...

Oh, and you even made it with chicken! I could do that! Sounds good. What kind of Buffalo Wing sauce did you use?

Kaci said...


darlene said...

yummy Shan!!...omg!!

City Girl said...

Shan - I LOVE anything buffalo wings related, so this is getting added to the list of things I will be making :) I have a buffalo chili recipe somewhere -- let me know if you are interested. I will send it along :)

Shan said...

nyc - oh it really was!

Michelle - just covering my butt.

Normie - i used Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce. It's with the tabasco sauce. I'm sure there's other brands, but that's what I picked up. You can also alter the amount to make it more/less spicy. And the lasagna was really nice with the chicken.

Kaci - you said it!

Darlene - I promise you a piece next time I make it.

City Girl - that sounds great. I'd love the recipe.