Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1-1/2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) Buffalo wing sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 9 lasagna noodles
- 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
- 1-3/4 cups crumbled blue cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup minced Italian flat leaf parsley
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, celery and carrot; cook and stir until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in tomatoes, wing sauce, water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour.
- 2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup blue cheese, parsley and egg. Preheat oven to 350°.
- 3. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, 1-1/2 cups sauce, 2/3 cup ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 2/3 cup cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup blue cheese. Repeat layers twice.
- 4. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 piece: 466 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1680mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.
Reviews for Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
"I'm going to give this recipe another try and hope that I can fix what was unsatisfactory for us by...1) Eliminating the 1/2 tsp of salt2) Keeping extra blue cheese on hand so I can add more to my serving3) Using (if I can find some) mild wing sauce so it isn't so spicy for my kiddosIf the above steps don't help, the recipe is going in the circular file."
"I don't want to hurt the creator's feelings… But this was not contest winning in our household. It would've tasted good without the buffalo wing sauce... it just over powered it and that's all you could taste"
"I have made this dish several times and my family loves it!! I choose to throw shredded mozzarella on top instead. I could eat this once a week! It makes for great leftovers too."
"I made this for a potluckand most seemed. to enjoy it. I am from-the Buffalo area, so have enjoyed wings for a long time. I liked the spiciness of the dish, but might tone it down a bit by using less hot sauce in the future, depending on who I'm serving it to."
"I made this just like the recipe said, (well, almost, because I forgot to put in the last three lasagna noodles....we put them on top after it baked), and I don't know if it was the brand of wing sauce we used or what, but it was just too salty and tart. I even added a little sugar to combat the tartness, but it didn't seem to help. I couldn't taste the blue cheese, (the cheese came in 5 oz. packages, and I didn't want to spend another $3 for a package I'd only use part of), so there was a little less than called for, but it tasted pretty good anyway. Extremely rich. Don't think I'd make it again."
"this is the best--I make it often and it freezes well"
"Went exactly by recipe, used Frank's hot buffalo wing sauce. It was so, so salty and I usually love salty food! Also very very rich. More like a dip than a main dish. I literally am going to take out the noodles, add some queso or other easy to melt mild cheese and make a dip for game day today."
"This was wonderful. Made it for different groups - all enjoyed it. Would make again."
"We did not care for this at all. The mixture of bleu cheese, wing sauce and Italian seasonings were not complementary to each other in a pasta dish; not to mention the fat and sodium content. This actually won 1st place in a contest??"
"I added extra bleu cheese - so good!"
"This is good but the recipe needs to be edited. You are supposed to repeat the layers 3 times, but I ran out of sauce after the second time. And the ricotta mixture is 2/3 cup repeated 3 times, that's 2 cups. 15 oz ricotta 3/4 cup blue cheese an egg is more than 2 cups. 15 oz ricotta alone is almost 2 cups. So my finally layering ended up being sauceless and very heavy on the ricotta mixture."
"I am so disappointed! Taste of Home is my go-to site for delicious recipes; however, this one was terrible! Since many of the reviews said the blue cheese was overpowering, I cut it to 1/4 of a cup and even that was too much! I am a very competent cook who has catered many weddings and events, and I can honestly say it would take a lot of "doctoring up" this recipe to make it acceptable. If you are looking for a good buffalo chicken recipe try Taste of Home - buffalo chicken pasta bake! It's soooooo much better."
"My husband loves buffalo chicken anything. I'm a pickier eater, but with a few adjustments, this dish did not disappoint! Instead of using ground chicken, I cooked and shredded 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Since I'm not a huge fan of bleu cheese, I took the other reviews into account; I used a total of 4oz, and added this in its entirety to the ricotta mixture. I've never liked the taste of ricotta, so I substituted small curd cottage cheese. Also, my husband and I don't like a lot of heat in our dishes, and I was pleased with the result of substituting 12 oz. wing sauce with 1/2 cup (4 oz.) hot sauce."
"Flavor is excellent! I added a little more buffalo sauce to it the second time - didn't think it had enough liquid the first time around. I'm not a huge fan of bleu cheese and felt the flavor was too strong for me so I reduced that the second time and liked it better. Overall, this is a great recipe!"
"The 1st time I tried this recipe, I used the recommended amount of blue cheese and all I could taste of the finished product was blue cheese. I threw most of it away because it was nearly inedible. I tried making it a 2nd time, and left out the blue cheese altogether. I mixed a packet of ranch dip powder into the ricotta, and the end result was rather nice. Mild flavors, with the spicy zing of buffalo sauce. If I make it again, I'll use more celery in the sauce."
"My family and friends love it. Thanks for sharing!If its too hot, but you enjoyed otherwise, perhaps you can a use a sauce less hot ;-) we often adjust recipes to our particular taste.Have a beautiful day!"
"After reading the reviews, I guess my expectations were too high. If I make again, I'll use less blue cheese. Sauce was very hot."
"So good! I've made this several times for potlucks/get-togethers and each time it's been a huge hit! Thank you!!"
"This is the best ever!! Shared with my "hot-loving" friends and they raved about it!! Make it all the time!"
"Made this for a family get-together. Everyone loved it!"
"I use shredded chicken I pre cook instead of the ground. This is a big hit with all of the family ."
"I made the dish as written but thought for our family I would need to tweak it if I made it again. I really was not all that impressed, but my husband really liked it and wanted me to print up the recipe for one of his friends."
"Yum! Yum! Next time I would make plenty of celery sticks to enjoy with this!"
"Made this today and it was really good! Read the previous reviews and also omitted the water and just used petite decided tomatoes undrained. Also used a stoneware casserole dish that is a little larger than the typical 13X9 pan, so I ended up using almost 5 noodles per layer to completely cover. It had a nice zip, not too hot, but tasted like buffalo wings! It does take a little while to prep, so I may try preparing the night before next time. Will make again for sure."
"Made this for my card club shortly after seeing it in the magazine, did not change it, since it was a $25,000 winner. Everyone loved it and I am planning on making it again soon. Not changing a thing!"
"I made this recipe for Christmas Eve this year along with an Italian Sausage and Spinach Lasagna, and it was a huge hit, for both old and young who Love something spicy.... I am not the biggest fan in the family for spicy food, and I Loved it too.... I did everything by the recipe, except, I omitted the water, used the Muir Glen Organic diced tomatoes, undrained, added 1/2 stick of butter to the Frank's hot sauce to tone it down a bit.., And used a whole rotisserie chicken, which I shredded.. I put it together the day before, then baked it on Christmas Eve, and it was delicious... It was not runny, and it was not too hot considering of course, that it is a "Buffalo chicken" Lasagne. Excellent Recipe which I will definitely make again in the near future..."
"This is a really inventive and tasty dish.Loads of flavor, creamy and cheesy. My whole family enjoys hot wings (and lasagna for that matter), so I thought this would be a 5 star meal. But wasn't a slam dunk, people had one serving and said it was just good. Would suggest to friends though, their family may just go crazy for it and again, it was fun to try something new!"
"Great recipe! I used boneless chicken thighs and breast. Everyone in my book club wanted the recipe. highly recommend"
"this is one of the best recipies i have ever tried. everyone wants me to make it. i give it a 5 star"
"This is delicious! The guys especially love it! You can make it less spicy by using a tamer sauce if you'd like. I have made this often ever since the recipe came out in the magazine a few months ago. :)"
"It was good... My husband loved it... everyone else would prefer regular lasagna... I think I might like boneless chicken rather than ground... Can't really taste the bleu cheese in it..."
"A little spicy, but that was to be expected! This recipe takes a good bit of time to assemble, but it was worth it."
"This recipe was excellent. I made a few modifications. I used buffalo chicken sausage, eliminated the italian seasoning and the water and added about 1/4 cup butter to thin out the Frank's hot sauce. I also used only mozzarella and cheddar cheese and served the crumbled blue cheese on the side. It was a huge hit at my party. I will be making again!"
"Excellent, wonderful flavor. I love this recipe. However, I used shredded chicken instead of ground."
"Absolutely perfect just as it is. I have made this for company twice and everyone raved about it. I did use the mildest buffalo wing sauce that I could find but followed everything else to the letter. If Meliisa Millwood earned 25,000.00 for her recipe I didn't think it needed any changing."
"This was amazing! The perfect amount of spice. Here are some of the changes I made just from reading other reviews. I left out the blue cheese, salt and water. I used the juice in the can of petite diced tomatoes instead of adding water. I used the entire jar of Frank's Buffalo sauce (12 oz). I used 2 cups of shredded mozzarella and 2 cups of shredded Italian cheese blend. It turned out perfect, not runny like some other reviews. So good, will definitely make again."
"I was looking very forward to making this recipe. Good flavor but too Hot and I love hot food. I think that the level of hotness overpowered they other flavors in the dish."
"i also just wanted to add we used otts wing sauce AMAZING"
"i have made this recipe many times and my whole family loves it. i even made it for a church function, i haven't been able to make or eat this for a few months due to my colon cancer surgery but i'm making it tonight since i am no longer on food restrictions"
"I had been looking forward to making this for a long time. The flavor wasn't bad, and I'm a huge cheese fan, but this was so salty that we ended up discarding it."
"Forgot to add that I used uncooked lasagna as it cooks while in the oven as long as there is enough liquid."
"This was fantastic and even better the next day & even if cold too. You can use mild to hot wing sauce for preference. I used 2 cans of white chicken & still tasty & a keeper to my recipe file."
"My family loves this recipe. I've made it for company too."
"If you love Buffalo as much as I do then try this recipe. I have made this twice and still find that I love it.... and all my friends do also. We did not use as much cheese and it still was cheesy and melty (gotta love that:) and not too hot for my taste. I see many of you thought it was too hot, but the recipe basically says it will be Buffalo wing hot in the name. Maybe the recipe should have stated to use half the hot wing sauce, taste then add more if desired? "
"This lasagna was so delicious. This was my first time using ground chicken and all of the flavors absorb right into it. such a unique combination and I have shared it with many others!"
"I made LOTS of changes to this recipe & it was awesome! The carrot, celery & Italian seasoning didn't sound like it belonged with buffalo sauce so I left it out. Instead of diced tomato I used a can of Rotel. I also used no-boil lasagna noodles. This was definitely a spicy dish. I loved it but the family thought it was TOO spicy. I have leftovers for lunch for a week."
"This recipe was fantastic - even my 11 year old son went back for seconds. I tweaked it a little... we used Frank's Red Hot instead of the Buffalo Wing Sauce, we omited the Blue cheese and added more shredded cheese and we used shredded chicken instead of ground. It's a definate keeper in this house though (:"
"I have been wanting to make this recipe since I got the issue, but was waiting for ground chicken and blue cheese to go on sale. It never did, but with my daughter and her boyfriend coming home for Easter from college, I thought it was the perfect time to try it. I only used 1 pound of ground chicken and 5 oz. of blue cheese to avoid buying two packages of each. Other than that I made it exactly. The sauce did appear a little thin, and I did not have quite 3/4 cup for each layer, but I figured that might be due to not quite enough chicken. It was not too watery after baking though. Everyone liked it and most had seconds. The leftovers were eaten at every opportunity. I do think I would like to try this with shredded chicken instead of ground. The ground chicken does not have a lot of flavor. I will definitely make this again."
"The 1st time I made this I used Frank's Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce (not the REAL HOT one) and it had quite a kick for me. I cut a small red potato in half and put it in while simmering (I removed the potatoe for the baking) and with the cheeses added, the temperature dropped to an enjoyable spiciness.I handed out samples to about 6 people and they all raved about it saying that Melissa deserved every cent of the prize money."
"Yes I really liked this recipe. I used a little less of the hot sauce but followed the directions for everything else. It really does remind me of Buffalo Chx wings. I learned to make chicken wings when we moved to Buffalo many years ago so it has a soft spot in my heart."
"My family absolutely loves this lasagna. They ask for it almost every week. It's a nice twist on an old favorite!!"
"My family absolutely loved this recipe. I left out the Blue Cheese and put in Queso Fresco and we loved it!!!!"
"My husband seemed iffy about this, but we both loved it. Great flavor, a nice change from reg. lasagna."
"Husband and son loved it. Maybe make a few alterations next time but all in all it was a nice change!"
"Fun! An appetizer gone entree"
"This is a great recipe. I won our office cook off with it. I received numerous compliments."
"Not only would I make this recipe again, I am making it for brunch for Easter! This is a great recipe!! What a hit it was the first time I made it. Nothing was left!"
"My family & I really like lasagne so I thought this would be a good twist for lasagne. This was the worst lasagne I have ever tasted! I would rate the frozen Stouffers lasagne's higher than this recipe! All you could taste & smell was the wing sauce which in general is very vinegary. Family barely forced it down. It sat in the fridge for a week untouched & I ended up throwing it away. So dissapointed because I was looking for a different tasting lasagne other than traditional red sauce. After trying this I will gladly stick the same ol same which gets 5 thumbs up every time! Not sure how in the world it won such an award?!! Usually Taste of Home recipes are very tasty but sadly I do believe they got this one wrong. :-("
"There are not to many recipies I can try because my husband is a very meat and potato person but he does love his lasagna so thought I would give it a try. He loved it! Although I was not fond of the wing sauce I did enjoy a different spin on the same old same old lasagna. I did not add all of the blue cheese that it called since we are not blue cheese eaters and I also omitted the chicken since my husband does not eat chicken either but it turned out wonderful, tasty and different and I am planning on making it for our annual "Easter Egg Dying" night next week. This is a keeper recipie for me that I will use over and over again."
"I have made this twice now! My family loves it! the 1st time I didnt have enough sauce, so I used a bigger bottle of wing sauce and it worked out great!"
"My family loved this recipe! the sauce was a little runny. When I make it again I will not cook the noodles first and I think it will turn out fine."
"FYI...I noticed in several reviews people complained about the sauce being "thin". Make sure to drain the diced tomatoes, and I recommend Muir Glenn Organic diced tomatoes, they are worth the extra cost and are thicker than regular canned diced tomatoes. I didn't have a problem with the sauce being thin at all, and it smelled and tasted great!"
"I made this for an Italian potluck and only got a small taste of it before it went out on the table...which was good as the dish was empty by the time I went through the line. Got several comments on how much people liked it. I could not find ground chicken, so substituted ground turkey, and used Texas Pete's buffalo wing sauce. I did not use the blue cheese, as I am not a fan. I substituted sharp cheddar instead. Good recipe, a "keeper"."
"it was pretty labor intensive. my family wasn't that impressed . they said they like my lasagna more. i was really surprised."
"Great recipe. Made it for family, everyone enjoyed!"
"My husband and I love buffalo wings and lasagna so I thought we would really like this recipe and since it won the grand prize, I had to it a try. Well, to start off with the sauce way too runny even before making the lasagna and didn't get any thicken after cooking. This dish was way too hot! We like hot and spicy dishes but this was too much. The first bite was not so bad but after that all we could taste was the wing sauce and the heat made it unbearable to finish our serving. We could not even tell there was chicken in it and we could only taste the cheese alittle. This dish was so bad that I had to throw the rest out which was a total waste of money considering that this was not all that cheap to make.I consider myself an accomplished cook and due to cost of ingredients and the fact there was so much wrong with this dish, I didn't even consider tweaking it at all.I really wish I had logged on here before purchasing the ingredients for this dish because I would have passed on it. Sorry!"
"This was excellent. I cut the recipe in half as there are only 2 of us. Used the whole pound of ground chicken and entire can of tomatoes and did not boil the noodles (Barilla). I will definitely make this again, the flavor says 'come back'!!"
"We made this recipe this Saturday while at the church kitchen while working an upward basketball concession stand even and it was a hit. Have had 5 requests for the recipe and its only Sunday"
"This is a great recipe! My family loved it. However, I only gave it 4 stars, as it was very HOT! We like spicy foods, but this was just a bit too spicy. Just a thought, maybe using only 1/2 of the buffalo wing sauce, and not draining the tomatoes might temper it a bit. Otherwise, really good flavors and easy to do."
"loved this!! next time I would eat a little less at a setting as it was sooo filling!!"
"This was excellent! Such a hit at my house, I will definitely be making this again."
"After reading other reviews...I made "some" adjustments. I cut out the oil, ground chicken, carrot, water, italiian seasoning, salt, pepper, parsley and white cheddar cheese. Instead of using ground chicken, I used shredded chicken breast and instead of white cheddar cheese I used low-fat sharp cheddar (I also used low-fat Mozzerella)...and yes, they melted just fine. I also used no boil noodles. Since I was using pre-cooked chicken, I was able to cut out the oil and I simmered the tomatoes, celery, onion and garlic together, then added the chicken and hot sauce, and simmered that for about 45 minutes. I put the rest of the lasagna together as the recipe described and the result....WONDERFUL. It was not watery as other described (bc I left out the water...you don't need it!). I rated the recipe average as is....and my adjustments were Excellent."
"WHERE DOES THE 1/2 CUP OF WATER COME IN ??"
"My family loved this recipe. I have passed it on the several friends and they think it is great too. My sauce was a little runny, but a little cornstarch stirred in water and added to the sauce took care of that. Yes, I will make it again, thanks for sharing, and I think it was a definite winner."
"This is my new favorite lasagna. I love the spicy buffalo flavor and the creamy blue cheese. Thumbs up!"
"I am in agreement with other reviewers--how did this win $25,000! It was time consuming and expensive and I was looking forward to eating it. It was so HOT we couldn't eat it and I ended up getting rid of most of it. Maybe it was my fault because I could only find one kind of wing sauce and it was hot. If I ever did make it again, I would for sure try and find a mild sauce. It looked beautiful!!"
"Usually I like to experiment with foods and to try new recipes. But this one was way too "unusual", maybe it's because of the buffalo wing sauce or so. It just didn't go well with me, nor my husband or kids."
"I expected this to be too hot - even when I tried tasting the sauce, I was leery. But I figured that it had won a $25,000 prize, so it must be good, and I should wait it out and trust - well, I'm INCREDIBLY glad I did!!! I thought that this was absolutely fantastic!!! The cheeses really tone down the heat from the sauce and make it just enough to give it some great taste, but not so much that you're overwhelmed by it. I love blue cheese, so I thought that was a great addition. This will absolutely be a staple in my recipe collection - thanks so much!!!"
"A great idea but it was so salty I couldn't enjoy it. I only used half the blue cheese and no added salt but the buffalo wing sauce's saltiness overwhelms everything else."
"I cannot see how this recipie won 25,000.00It was etable, nothing to rave about. I made it for a super bowl party, we were very disapointed. I will change the recipe if I make it again, it was time consuming for what it is, tomatoes, italian seasoning, or white chedder cheese, doesn't belong in this. It was watery, extra water was not needed. I am curious what were the other entrants? Not worth the prize."
"My husband and I LOVE anything Buffalo so I decided to make this recipe since it won an award! It was o.k. BUT when I added up the cost to make this dish "as is" it was almost $30.00 I agree it feeds alot of people however just way to expensive and way to time consuming for our family. Will not be making this again."
"Loved the idea but cant believe it won money. Needs a major overhaul. Next time would use chunks of chicken ( a friend suggested using breaded tenders chopped up). The sauce was thin and watery, needs a better, thicker buffalo/tomato hot sauce. My husband doesnt like blue cheese so we made half with queso fresco tumbled with powered buttermild ranch dressing and half with blue."
"Honestly I wanted to like this, but can't say I did all that much. I basically followed the recipe as is, minus using chicken breast and not using as much shredded cheese. I LOVE blue cheese and thought the amount really overpowered the dish. If I make it again I'll half the amount at least. It was also very salty without any added salt. I used mild wing sauce so it wasn't too hot, but do be careful about which sauce you pick. Maybe my expectations were too high knowing this recipe won a huge amount of money, but I can't say I'm impressed with it at all. With some tweaking it could be good, but as is not so much."
"I saw this as a winner on the front page of the taste mag. I first read all 35 reviews, which weren't too impressive so I took everyone's suggestions and tweaked it accordingly. What a letdown, I guess her friends made this a winning dish, but I agree with most of the reviews, this was certainly not worth the time or money. It seemed dry and very blah, won't be making this ever again. I never get bad responses from any dishes, but nobody liked this."
"Love! Love! Love this recipe. Was a bit skeptical after some negative reviews, but for our family of 8 it was a hit. My 15 year old told me to put this in the family favorite cookbook! That's a compliment! I followed it to a "T" measuring each layer precisely. I used "Sweet Baby Rays" wing sauce which isn't to strong and inexpensive. The only problem I had was it was a bit runny, but I may have messed up somewhere. We also put blue cheese dressing on ours while some of my kiddos put ranch on theirs. We will definitely be making this again!!! Thanks, TOH & Melissa!"
"We liked this a lot. I used half of the hot sauce called for and my kids still found it a bit too spicy. But overall, good."
"A new family favorite! I used the no bake lasagna noodles and it turned out wonderful. It was plenty of food for two meals for our family of 4. My first attempt making it, the store I was at was out of ground chicken, so I used ground pork. Wondering how it would be with cooked shredded chicken! Think I'll try that next!"
"It take a little while to cook but it is delicious!!! I will make it again!!!"
"This recipe is okay. I made the recipe for a family dinner and it was just okay. I think if made for a large gathering where you would only eat a small portion, it would go over much better.Be choosy with what type of buffalo sauce you use, the one I chose (Franks) was way too spicy. Most commercial sauces are, so I should have made my own. As I was cooking the recipe, the sauce (which I made as directed) was very good. The cheese mixture was good, I was careful to really mix the blue cheese into the ricotta. I only used 5oz of blue cheese because that was all in the container and I didn't want to buy two and didn't want extra. It was more than enough. I really thought it was going to be good, but when I combined everything into the lasagna, it just didn't work for us. Even with all the cheese, the spiciness just lingered in the back of our throats and we could each only eat one small piece and had to have leftovers from another night for the rest of our meal. As I was tasting I did not think the sauce was "that" spicy, but after each bite it just got to be too much. I did have some of the cold leftovers and it was more mellow, but still half of the dish ended up wasted."
"We liked this recipe alot, not the best I've ever made, but worth making again, although it is alot of work and makes a ton of dirty pans, etc. I used no salt and would recommend not salting the water for the lasagna noodles either. I used only 4 oz. of blue cheese and not quite as much other cheese as it called for. It was plenty. I suggest at least trying it for your family."
"It was a time investment from start to table but worth it. My husband said this is a "do again.""
"I thought this was a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday. Due to the preferences of my family, I did not use celery, carrots, or blue cheese. I used low-sodium tomatoes and added ranch dressing to the ricotta/egg mix. I also used a rotisserie chicken. The next time I make this, I think I will cut the hot sauce by half and maybe add another can of tomatoes. I think it deserved to win the contest because it is a creative spin on lasagna, and everyone loves the buffalo chicken dip, so smart way to piggy back on this trend."
"This was super easy to make and not as time consuming as people are making it out to be. I only let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes. Cooked the noodles prior to that so they would cool off and used half the blue cheese recommended. My sister and I love it and even had seconds. I will definitely make it again."
"With respect to the submitter, this was an awful recipe. It was time consuming, labor intensive,expensive and the texture and flavor didn't work.. I t's hard to believe that this won a contest - what were the judges looking for?"
"I made this for Super Bowl Sunday and it great reviews. The only adjustments. We left out the salt, and only did one end with the Blue Cheese, so approximately 3 large slices and the rest without. The blue cheese is super overwhelming, so my husband preferred that end - but you better like blue cheese a lot! :). Otherwise it was delicious. Not too spicy. I used Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce. You can't taste the carrots, celery and all that other jazz but it leaves a great flavor. I would definitely make again! Try it!"
"I made this exactly as the recipe said. There was not enought sauce to make the three layers, as done by the measurements given. Also, VERY salty. I did expect this, though with the wing sauce and blue cheese. Will make again, with some changes. I used the Anchor Bar Wing Sauce, medium. Will use the mild next time. And this sauce actully has less sodium than many."
"This lasagna is SO good, oh my goodness! You may want to cut down on the buffalo wing sauce if you're not into "hot" food but my sister in law used a whole bottle and it was to die for!!! yum yum!"
"We liked this. I used a little less blue cheese and added a bit of cream cheese and no egg to the ricotta. The cheese was great, very spicy though, since I used the Frank's red hot version ofthe sauce."
"it took me a couple of bites to get past the "lasagna is not supposed to taste like this" but after that, I realized it was delicious - my hubby went back for 2nds"
"I used rotisserie chicken and made my own buffalo wing sauce as I think it's better than the bottled one. I loke this alot and so did my husband. My husband felt there was too much bleu cheese, I could barely taste it! Followed the recipe exactly as shown except the sauce and chicken. I am surprised this won $25,000 as I have tasted better. Why don't the chef's at Taste of Home vote instead of friends of the perfson who submits it? I feel this way it wouldn't be a personality contest. Very good."
"My whole family LOVED this...will definitely be making again!!"
"2nd review I've ever written. I read all the other reviews and took a few of their suggestions. Here's the only changes I did.1) I did not use ground chicken, I used the meat from one whole rotisserie chicken (which I added to the sauce right before I started putting it in the pan and on the noodles).2) To cut down on the buffalo sauce potency I added one small can of tomato sauce that comes with basil, oregano, etc3) I did use 3/4 blue cheese with the ricotta cheese, but only use a small bit of blue cheese on the last layer - so a total of just over 3/4 cu.I did make the sauce the night before as my time is limited when I get home in the evening and to have something simmer for an hour and then start mixing and baking would make it be too late.That's all the changes I made and WOW! Everyone loved it. EVERYONE. My husband was already talking about when we were going to make it again. I love to try new recipes... and this is a definite keeper"
"Buffalo chicken anything is one of my daughters favorite foods, so I was excited to try this recipe. The only two changes I made, I used half the blue cheese because I am not a fan, and...I used one pound of ground chicken and 2 small cans of chicken chunks.The canned chicken was a good idea. And next time I won't use any blue cheese at all. Oh..and no need for that 1/2 teas. of salt either! It was very good, my husband said it was the best lasagne he ever had...and he is Italian! Of course my daughter loved it as well. This recipe is a keeper. Whether it was worthy of the big prize depends on what the other recipes were don't you think? And...I can't believe someone could throw the whole thing out! I tasted the sauce as I made it, and knew it would be good. Oh..and I don't think adding spaghetti sauce is a good idea, that would totally ruin it. I really think the canned chicken and no blue cheese are the key. Maybe serve it with blue cheese dressing on the side for those that want it. Or Ranch dressing."
"As a single mom-and teacher-time is a valuable thing. Spotted this recipe and figured I could tweak it a bit for our budget and get it done in half the time. My kids chipped in and we made half the lasagna for the meat eater (my son) and the other half for my daughter and I (vegetarian). I used the vegetarian chicken (which we will chop up next time). In short 1 jar garlic Alfredo sauce. 1 bottle of buffalo wing sauce. 16 oz. Ricotta cheese, 16 oz shredded mozzarella, 16oz shredded blend of Monterrey jack/cheddar cheese. 8oz. blue cheese crumbles. 2 eggs. 1 1/2 boxes semi-cooked lasagna noodles (they will continue to cook in oven). 1 lb ground chicken-cooked. In large bowl combine all cheeses and the eggs--**reserve enough cheese to top the lasagna. In a small bowl mix together Alfredo sauce and 1/2 bottle of buffalo wing sauce. Pour half the sauce mixture in the bottom of the pan. Layer noodles, cheese blend, chicken. Repeat until the pan is full. Top off with layer of noodles. On top of the noodles spread remaining Alfredo/wing sauce blend. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. bake, covered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-20 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. The kids plowed through it and were craving the small amount of leftovers ALL DAY LONG! Thank you for the inspiration and don't listen to the negativity!"
"I love everything Buffalo, so I had to make this recipe. I could tell by reading the recipe it was going to be too much cheese so I used one 5 oz tub of blue cheese, 4 oz of cheddar and 4 oz of mozzarella. I also only used one pound of ground chicken and I doubled the tomatoes. Turned out delish! AND those changes grant you a bigger piece (8 servings instead of 12) AND save 42 calories and 7 grams of fat."
"Being a professional Chef I never criticize another cooks food. However, I have to say this is the worst recipe I have ever tried! It was nothing more than a salt lick. My husband and I both had about a half a serving when decided that it was unedible and I threw it out. I am so sorry Melissa, this is a great idea and with many changes it would be a great dish. "
"It looked so good on the cover and it won $25,000 so I made it last night. What a poor recipe.Way too much cheese, not enough water and sauce, and too much blue cheese. End result looked like the picture but tasted so so. Four adults were at dinner. Two of us thought I will never eat this again. One said it was ok but dont make it again. And one said he liked it; but not loved it. Twenty five grand for a less than average recipe. Usually Taste of Home recipes are good but they missed the boat on this one."
"I would double the sauce but not the meat."
"Made this for my son's college basketball team, not a bit left for the rest of us to try...made it again today for dinner. I used regular boneless chicken breasts diced, instead of ground chicken, worked great! Also, I cut way back on blue cheese, only mixed 1/2 cup in with ricotta mixture, it was just enough. It is definitely something different if you like spicy buffalo wings, we enjoyed it."
"Love trying the new recepies in my TOH Magazine, and this $25k Grand Prize Winner HAD to be good, right? NO...No one in my family (all adults) could eat this. I didn't even use the amount of blue cheese called for (paid $6 for 5oz and didn't use it all), and the blue cheese was so overpowering we couldn't stand it. I had to run out and buy burgers for dinner..Sorry, but this is not a keeper for me..."
"I made this recipe because I was curious to find out what makes this recipe so special to earn $25,000. To mine & my family's dismay nothing struck us as particularly special. The flavor was so so. Maybe a bit overpowering with bleu cheese & wing sauce or just lacking that certain kick to make it stand out on it's own. If I were to make this again there would be a lot of tweaking; such as using shredded chicken & a combination of spaghetti sauce/wing sauce. Eliminate the bleu cheese. But this is just my opinion."
"Very very tasty.. even without the blue cheese"
"This seemed like a good idea since the Super Bowl is coming up.If you are not that big of a spicy/hot sauce lover, you may want to back off of the 12 ounces of wing sauce. I was hoping the blue cheese crumbles would cut through the 'hotness'.I would like to see an adaptation of this incorporating blue cheese dressing. It could be something you wrap in a tortilla or with tortilla chips."
"I believe the recipe probably is delicious, however use caution on the blue cheese, it is very over powering, I would skip the bleu cheese if I ever made again, the rest of the recipe looked and smelled delicious but i couldn't get over the taste of the bleu cheese, it really over powered the rest of the meal."
"Give this lasagna a try. It is a nice departure from the ordinary lasagna and the blue cheese just sends it over the top. Yummy!!"
"Definitely give this lasagna a try. It was so good!"
"This lasagna was so good! We will definitely make this again!"