Chicken and spinach lasagna - it's a new casserole

Healthier ingredients include a lot of mushrooms and even pecans

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DETROIT - We know you. 

You love digging into the classic lasagna casserole ... chomping through the noodles and sauce and cheese. Yum.

But maybe you're looking for something a little healthier? 

Here's Tina Miller, Meijer Healthy Living Advisor to the rescue with a new lasagna that's healthier without losing the pasta, the cheese and taste.

Chicken Spinach Lasagna Casserole
1 (10 oz) package of Meijer chopped frozen spinachNuVal™ 100
2 cups Meijer boneless, skinless chicken, cooked, shreddedNuVal™ 31
2 cups Meijer fancy shredded cheddar cheeseNuVal™ 23
1/3 cup chopped onionNuVal™ 93
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Meijer soy sauceNuVal™ 1
1 (10 ounce) can Meijer low sodium cream of mushroom soupNuVal™ 27
1 cup Meijer sour creamNuVal™ 23
1 (4 ½ ounce) jar Meijer canned sliced mushrooms, drainedNuVal™ 45
1/3 cup Kraft mayoNuVal™ 3
6 Meijer white lasagna noodlesNuVal™ 61
1 cup Meijer grated parmesan style cheese toppingNuVal™ 23
1 cup Meijer raw chopped pecansNuVal™ 67

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) In large bowl, combine spinach, chicken, cheddar cheese, onion, cornstarch, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, sour cream, mushrooms, and mayonnaise.
3) Place a layer of noodles in the bottom of a greased (9x13x2 inch) lasagna pan.
4) Spread half of the spinach mixture over noodles.
5) Place another layer of noodles on top and cover with the remaining spinach mixture.
6) Sprinkle parmesan cheese, then pecans on top.
7) Bake for 1 hour.
Yield: 8 servings

Nutrition per Serving: 537kcal, 37g fat, 82mg cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 25g     carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 28g protein.
Trade Ups: Substitute Meijer low sodium cream of mushroom soup (NuVal™ 27) with Campbell's 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup (NuVal™ 36). Substitute Meijer white lasagna noodles (NuVal™ 61) with Ronzoni Healthy Harvest lasagna noodles (NuVal™ 91).
Adapted From: Red Book. Chicken Spinach Lasagna Casserole. Red Book Magazine.

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