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SLOW COOKER MARCO POLO LASAGNA with SPINACH AND ARTICHOKESS

A wonderful white lasagna that you can make in your slow cooker
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 1/8 ″ slices deli ham not too thin or shaved
  • 1 box frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 box forzen chopped spinach
  • 8-10 no boil lasagna sheets
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light Alfredo sauce [I used 1/2 of a 10oz. tube of Buitoni]
  • 2-3 oz. shredded Italian blend cheese
  • 2 oz. freshly grated Parmesan
  • S&P
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh nutmeg
  • 1 T unsalted butter [for sauteeing chicken]
  • 1 T olive oil [for sauteeing chicken]

Instructions
 

  • Cook or defrost vegetables and drain well. Cut chicken into 6-8 pieces for faster cooking and saute in a skillet with butter and olive oil or medium high heat. When chicken is just about done add artichokes and stir for a minute to color. Remove chicken and artichokes and add ham and stir fry fo 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix ricotta and sour cream and add drained and squeezed dried spinach. Add seasonings to taste and Italian blend shredded cheese. Stir to combine
  • In the bottom of a cooking oil sprayed slow cooker [ I use a round 3 Quart] spread a thin layer of Alfredo sauce, 1-2 T. Top with 2 or2 1/2 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Top with 1/3 of chicken, ham and artichokes. Top with 1/3 spinach mixture and a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan. Repeat 2 more times then top with remaining noodles, sauce and Parmesan. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or High for the first hour and then low for 2-3 more. Makes 4 large servings
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