White Lasagna


My family is the biggest fan of lasagna. So, I make it once a week. Normally I make enough so everyone can have seconds (if they want.) My dilemma is that they love it so much that they usually eat it all! Ergo, no leftovers! 😦 Last night, as we were cleaning up after our delicious lasagna dinner, I saw two pieces of chicken breast and some bechamel sauce left on some of my pots and pans. I immediately knew I had to make a small white lasagna (using this extremely easy recipe of my own.)



2 pieces of oven ready lasagna; 9 thin slices of mozzarella cheese (optional), bechamel sauce (see first two steps in my skillet lasagna recipe ); 1 cooked chicken breast, 1 TBSP salt, pepper to taste, 1 tsp oregano


1. Place some bechamel sauce to the bottom of the pan

2. Add (in the following order) bechamel sauce, cooked chicken (in pieces). cheese and some more bechamel sauce


 3. Add the second layer of oven-ready lasagna


3. Repeat step 2.

amyfoodstories.wordpress34. Add some pieces of butter to the top. Cover with foil paper and bake on an 375-F oven for 25 minutes

amyfoodstories.wordpress4This delicious dish proudly became next day’s lunch.. I was extremely thankful that I could think of something simple and delicious for that extra chicken! 🙂

Tips: 1) Let lasagna sit with foil paper on, for at least 5 minutes before serving or cutting. 2) Boil chicken breast in enough water with salt, pepper and oregano.


Easy Step by Step Skillet Lasagna




IMG_4479This Easy Skillet Lasagna is another perfect comfort food after long work/school days, at least in my family. It’s very easy and it’s best with fresh mozzarella, home-made marinara sauce and home-made bechamel sauce. Here are the steps.

1. Start with a base or roux (butter, flour, salt and pepper) at medium low heat. This will be the base for the bechamel sauce.

IMG_44552. Add milk to the roux and mix frequently on low medium heat. When you obtain a semi thick consistency you have your bechamel sauce ready. Set aside.

IMG_44573. Prepare a marinara sauce at home or use your favorite marinara sauce from the store (nothing wrong with that.)

IMG_44584. Brown the beef well, seasoning with salt, pepper and oregano.

IMG_44595. Stack the lasagna layers on a skillet. Start with marinara sauce.

IMG_44626. Add a layer of oven-ready lasagna and beef.

IMG_44637. Add a layer of marinara sauce and cheese.

IMG_44648. Add another layer of oven-ready lasagna.

IMG_44659. Add a layer of beef, sauce and cheese.

IMG_44668. Add another layer of oven-ready lasagna, more beef, more marinara sauce, then bechamel sauce and cheese.

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9. Cover


IMG_4470When it’s ready it will be saucy and bubbly. Take it off from the stove and let it rest for 10 minutes. I serve directly from the skillet on the table. IMG_4473 IMG_4475



Enjoy with some french bread!