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Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna Rolls

Take pasta to new heights with this clever creation. A cheesy mixture of chicken and broccoli is rolled into lasagna noodles, making enough for two dinners. It's nice to have a pan of these roll-ups in the freezer for unexpected company. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (3 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 6 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese. Pour 1/3 cup each into 2 greased 8-in. square baking dishes; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese sauce, chicken, broccoli, eggs, bread crumbs, pimientos, parsley and salt if desired. Spread about 1/2 cup over each noodle. Roll up jelly-roll style, beginning with a short side; secure ends with toothpicks.
  • Place 6 roll-ups curly end down in each baking dish. Top with remaining cheese sauce.
  • Cover and freeze 1 casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake second casserole at 350° for 40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Uncover; bake 5 minutes longer or until bubbly. Discard toothpicks.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 617 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 914mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.

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  • hhahn04
    Mar 22, 2013

    No comment left

  • Billl Muck
    Jan 19, 2013

    I cut the entire recipe in half, and made it exactly as written (except the pimentos...I didn't want them). IT WAS AMAZING!!! The only thing I noticed is that the outside of the shells got a little tough in the oven, but it is soooo good, I will be adding this to my PERMANENT KEEP list!

  • peppermint2001
    Jan 17, 2013

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  • JOM824
    Jul 6, 2012

    Following this recipe was a DISASTER! Before rolling the noodles over the mixture, I knew immediately that the filling was going to slide out the sides. There isn't anything in the mixture to make it stick together. After attempting the 2nd roll, I GAVE UP! I threw all the mixture back into a bowl & wrapped the noodles in plastic. I put it all in the fridge, fixed myself an "adult" beverage, cleaned up the MESS, and ate peanut butter crackers for dinner! Due to the expense of the ingredients I decided not throw it all down the sink. Today, I am going to grate a ton of cheese to ADD to the MIXTURE. I am also going to make another batch of sauce ( there definitely is not enough sauce following the recipe). I am going to eliminate the "rolling" & prepare the normal way of making a lasagna by doing in layers & laying the noodles flat. ALSO, several reviews mentioned the mixture being BLAND. I decided to eliminate the pimentos & used diced sun dried tomatoes instead.

  • nannyjanet
    Jun 22, 2012

    It looked pretty in the picture but our family thought it was flavorless.

  • lkay5769
    Jan 4, 2012

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  • juicyfruit007
    Nov 11, 2011

    This was better than I had anticipated, based on my tasting of the filling as I was assembling it. As others said, this took a LONG time to make. And it does need the optional salt. I really like the concept and would like to use it with a better filling. The sauce was good though.

  • micheleclow
    Aug 29, 2011

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  • micheleclow
    Aug 29, 2011

    It was good, but it took too long to prepare. Probably because I used fresh broccoli (and steamed it) and fresh bread crumbs (that I dried).

  • allykenai
    Jun 5, 2011

    You may be a bit confused why I gave this 4 stars and then say I won't make it again. The taste was 4 stars - good, BUT the prep time of 20 minutes is soooooo misleading. Luckily I am not a novice cook and I thoroughly looked at this recipe before I started it. The prep time of 20 minutes (which is still too short) is after the chicken is cooked and cut up AND after the noodles are cooked and drained. Total prep time with these items was a little over an hour. Just FYI. The only reason this recipe is worth all of this is it makes 2 dinners!