½cupParmesan cheeseshredded (not the kind in the can)
In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, garlic, and onion in oil until the onion is transparent.
Gradually stir in Alfredo sauce.
Bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened.
In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, egg, and herbs.
Add a few spoonfuls of the Alfredo mixture to the bottom of a lasagna pan.
Put 3 lasagna noodles over the top.
Spread ½ of the cheese mixture over the top of the lasagna noodles.
Sprinkle the chicken over that.
Spoon about ⅓ of Alfredo that's left over the top.
Sprinkle on ½ cup of the Mozzarella over the top.
Add 3 more lasagna noodles and repeat the layers.
Add the last lasagna noodles to the top.
Spread with the remaining Alfredo.
Sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan and the remaining Mozzarella.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake for about 10 - 15 more minutes, or until bubbly.
Remove from oven.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
Melt the butter slowly in a saucepan. Don't let it boil up or the sauce will not set up right.
Whisk in the cream and simmer for about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and the nutmeg.
Remove from heat and stir in the grated Parmesan.Continue to stir until the sauce is smooth and all of the Parmesan is melted.
When lasagna is made with fresh pasta it is out of this world. Give it a try sometime!
The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated.
You can also make the pasta ahead of time if you plan to use fresh pasta.
The whole dish can be assembled up to two days before you plan on serving it, covered, and refrigerated.
This is a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken.
Save time by buying a rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken breast from the deli.
A jarred sauce works fine in this - the homemade is better but sometimes you just need something easy.
If the sauce isn't thick enough for your tastes simply add a little more cheese.
You can add broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, chiles... whatever you like or happen to have on hand.
No need to cook the spinach before adding to the dish - it will cook down in the oven.
Pork or veal work well in this dish. Game birds do not because of the strong flavors.
If you are going to use the kind of lasagna noodles that you don't have to pre cook add about ⅓ cup milk to the lasagna before covering and putting in the oven. Just carefully pour it around the sides of the noodles.