Had a few friends over for the day last weekend, and decided a casserole was in order. Throwing SH!T in a pan and putting it in the oven is always a time saver. As much as I love standing in … Continue reading
So I was my turn to make some lasagna for Cam. 🙂 As much as I hate to admit it, I did take inspiration from a dish I saw on Rachael Rays show. Forgot to takes picks till it was in the oven sorry.
- Tomato sauce – One large can
- Diced tomato with onions and peppers – one can
- tortillas – 4 (I used low carb)
- Roast or baked chicken (I used tenderloin) – about 6 loins or two breasts
- shredded cheese – bag or per shredded or 8 oz
- spicy chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by either using a store-bought rotisserie chicken or roast your chicken. I roasted mine with salt, pepper, cumin and spicy chili powder.
When cooked and cooled, shred or chop up into small pieces and mix with the ca of diced tomato.
Coat the bottom of a casserole dish with tomato sauce (i sprinkled a little cumin and chili powder too)
Layer of tortilla
Finish with tortilla layer on top, then put a little of the left over tomato sauce on top of the tortilla and sprinkle with the cheese.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
So this is the welcome back dinner Cam had waiting on me Sunday. It was sooooo good.
To start, peel and cut eggplant into 1/4 inch long slices. Lightly oil (or use a cooking spray for fewer calories), salt and pepper. You’ll broil these on high for about 10 minutes. The will get soft and pliable and should reduce in size.
While that was broiling the sauce prep work began. Brown one pound of hamburger meat with sliced pepperoni (you can sub out for ground turkey and turkey pepp for a lighter version). Then add two cans of puree tomatoes, chopped mushrooms,basil and garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.
Now for the layering. Start with a light sauce base, really thin layer. Eggplant, then alternating sauce layer then ricotta layer. So Eggplant, sauce, eggplant,ricotta, eggplant…. Not sure what kind of ricotta was used but you can use part skim. I love ricotta so i would mix some in with every layer. But that’s just me 🙂
End with a layer of shredded cheese. The pepperoni heart is optional.
Bake at 350f for 45 minutes.