White Gator Lasagna

This White Gator Lasagna should be a staple in everyone’s home.

Gator tastes like chicken, so when I was trying to think of unique recipes I wanted to make with it, my mind immediately went to white chicken lasagna. I love white chicken lasagna. I even like white veggie lasagna. Being well versed in the white lasagna department, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this recipe.

Honestly, I love all of my recipes, but this one is top tier. It is amazing. I truly believe I outdid myself here. I would make this every week if I had an unlimited supply of gator. This recipe is truly what dreams are made of. It lives rent free in my brain. BECAUSE WOW. I am not trying to play it up, but this recipe really is that good. My swamp friends in Louisiana should add this to their menus if they have a restaurant.

I hope you give this recipe a try. It is SOOO worth it. You will NOT regret it. Enjoy!

White Gator Lasagna
White Gator Lasagna
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5 from 2 votes

White Gator Lasagna

Delicious gator recipe! Be prepared, you might want to turn a whole gator into this!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Gator, Lasagna, Spinach
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sophie May

Equipment

  • 9x13 extra deep casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 1 box Lasagna Noodles*

Gator Filling

  • 2 lbs gator ground
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil

Spinach-Ricotta Filling

  • 5 T butter
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C half and half
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 5 T minced onion
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 16 oz frozen spinach thawed; drained
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 C ricotta whole

White Sauce

  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1 C parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Toppings

  • 4 C mozzarella
  • 1/2 C shredded parmesan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Grease a 9x13 extra deep casserole dish (~3 inches).

Meat

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil.
  • Add you meat and seasonings. Mix well.
  • Cook until done, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Spinach-Ricotta Filling

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  • Add flour and mix well. This should be thick. Cook until slightly browned
  • Add onion and garlic. Mix.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth and completely incorporated.

Sauce

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook until sauce thickens.

Assembly

  • If you do not have oven ready lasagna noodles (it would say on the box), cook and drain them now.
  • In the bottom of your greased pan, spoon 1/2 of the sauce on the bottom and sprinkle 1/3 of the meat on top.
  • Add a layer of noodles. I cut mine in order to fully cover the dish.
  • Spread 1/2 the spinach ricotta filling and 1/3 of the meat over the lasagna noodles.
  • Add another layer of noodles.
  • Spread remaining spinach ricotta filling and meat over the lasagna noodles.
  • Add remaining noodles or enough to cover the filling.
  • Spread remaining sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan on top.
  • It is all cooked, so bake to desired cheese crispiness. I baked mine for 30 minutes.

Notes

*These need to be cooked and drained if not using oven ready noodles. Either work.

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