It seems like I’ve been having lasagna on my mind lately.
It’s probably only normal at this time of year, but still, I think this year it’s a lot more than usual.
If I had my way, I’d eat a different lasagna every day…
When I saw this picture on Pinterest, it was an instant trigger to make one.
Of course, I wouldn’t dare use that much cheese, but still.
I HAD to take a shot at it.
I mean chicken and artichokes! How can you go wrong with such a winning combination?
I kept the recipe as true to the original as I possibly could because it looked insanely delicious as it was, but you know me, right? I still had to add a few little twists of my own…
For starters, I added water chestnuts. I think they go beautifully well with artichokes and add that very agreeable little crunch.
I subbed some of the cheese for cottage and buttermilk in an effort to save on fat and calories while preserving as much of the “cheesiness” factor as possible.
I also used “dried” sun-dried tomatoes as opposed to the ones that are kept in oil. If I was to redo this, however, I would totally leave them out and use spinach instead.
Then of course, I used whole wheat noodles. But that, I didn’t really need to specify, did I?
All in all, this was a VERY satisfying lasagna, although I would’ve liked maybe a little bit more of that “creamy cheezy” sauce…
After the first few bites, I thought I wanted to completely redo it, but soon changed my mind and decided that it was very good as is and completely worthy of getting its very own entry.
I even went for seconds (but shhhh, don’t tell anyone!)
Now I need to start working on a seafood version of this…
And I get the feeling that it will be happening soon.
This lasagna craving just doesn’t seem to want to subside; not even after having this one for 3 nights in a row.
But you don’t mind that, do you?
Now for the hardest part: set to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving…
FINALLY! Cut into 6 pieces
You might want to put away the leftover pieces right away, lest you’ll be tempted to come back for seconds!
Who? Me? Noooooo… I didn’t!
OK, maybe I did… but just a little bit, I swear!
Check out all the yummy chunks of goodness! Can you blame me?