Marcela's Corn & Poblano Lasagna

Teresa Jacobson

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@foundmyzen

This is so delicious that I had to share. Chicken, roasted poblanos and pasta in a creamy sauce all covered in cheese...mmmm. What's not to love? It has some heat to it but even those that don't like spicy will love this. It's a little time consuming but worth the effort. I adapted this from Food Network Marcela Valladolid's yummy recipe. If you've never roasted peppers before here's a great link to help you. ehow.com/how_5117278_roast-poblano-p....


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Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
butter, divided
3 clove
minced garlic, divided
2 c
corn kernals, frozen & thawed
2 c
half and half
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 c
thinly sliced sweet onion
4
poblanos, charred, peeled, stemmed, seeded & cut into 1" strips
1 lb
cooked & shredded chicken
6
7 x 3 inch no-boil lasagna sheets
2 c
low moisture mozzarella, shredded
salt & pepper, to taste

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.

2Over medium heat, melt 2 T. butter in a large pan. Add 2 of the cloves of minced garlic and the corn; saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in the half & half; cook for about 5 minutes more. Stir in thyme. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a blender (or use a submersion hand blender) and puree until smooth.

3In a separate skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining butter. Saute the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining clove of minced garlic and cook for a minute or so more. Stir in the poblanos and cooked chicken; cook for about 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Remove from heat.

4Place 1/3 of the corn sauce in bottom of prepared pan. Place 3 sheets of (uncooked) lasagna noodles across the sauce. Spread half the poblano mixture across the noodles; cover with 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat except put final sauce on before last of the cheese. Cover with foil.

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5Bake until pasta is cooked, about 50 minutes. Remove foil, increase heat to 375 and bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for about 15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #Onion, #Garlic, #Cream, #spicy