This Super Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Lasagna is a flavorful twist on a classic comfort food. The Cajun seasoning adds a spicy kick to the chicken and shrimp, while the creamy tomato sauce and cheese make for a delicious and satisfying dish. The lasagna noodles provide a comforting texture and the vegetables add a pop of color and nutrition. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or potluck, and it can be prepared in advance and reheated for easy leftovers.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1/12th of the lasagna Calories: 320 Total fat: 14g Saturated fat: 7g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 624mg Total carbohydrates: 26g Dietary fiber: 2g Sugars: 5g Protein: 22g
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
- 1/2 pound cooked and shredded chicken
- 1/2 pound cooked and peeled shrimp
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, shrimp, and Cajun seasoning. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the red and green bell peppers, onion, and garlic, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, heavy cream, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes.
- Layer 3 lasagna noodles in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread one-third of the tomato mixture over the noodles, then sprinkle one-third of the chicken and shrimp mixture on top. Sprinkle with one-third of the Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layering process two more times, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Let the lasagna cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.