Chicken & Bacon Lasagna Roll Ups

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 Lasagna Roll Ups are everything you’d find in a traditional lasagna dish.  Except the filling and sauce is all rolled up with each individual lasagna pasta.  Everything stays tucked in!

These are not your usual lasagna roll ups, though.  Each pasta is filled with an abundance of cheeses;  tender, shredded chicken;  crispy bacon sauteed with onion and garlic;  and finally, topped with Parmesan Cream Sauce!

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It just seems as though chicken and bacon were very much made for each other!

So, let me show you how to make these pillow-y delights!  Super easy!

Start by frying 1 pound of chopped bacon.  Then add the diced onions and garlic.

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Saute for about 2-3 minutes more.  Just to soften the onions and garlic.  The aroma is amazing!  Then, drain onto a plate with paper towels.

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Shred 2 cups of already cooked chicken breasts.  (About 2 medium sized chicken breasts.)  Set aside with the bacon.

 Add 8 lasagna pasta pieces to a large pot of boiling water.  Cook 2 minutes less than what the instructions on the box say.  Because, it will finish cooking in the oven.

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After you drain them, lay them on paper towels to get all the excess water off.

While the pasta is “draining”… start putting together the filling.

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In a medium size bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and parmesan.  Stir in salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder.

Now it is time to start assembling the roll ups.

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Divide the cheese filling evenly onto each pasta.

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Lay the shredded chicken across.  Then sprinkle on the bacon, onion and garlic.

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Sprinkle some grated Parmesan and start rolling up!

Have a medium size baking dish ready beside your pasta.

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Spread some Parmesan Cream Sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.  By doing this, it gives the pasta enough to just “sit” on and absorb from the bottom (and not just from the top).  Also, prevents the pasta from sticking or burning on the bottom.

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Put the lasagna roll ups with the seam side facing down towards the pan.

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Add the rest of the cream sauce onto the top of the roll ups.

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Sprinkle with some mozzarella and Parmesan and a few more pieces of bacon.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 25 to 35 minutes, uncovered.  Allow this dish to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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Chicken & Bacon Lasagna Roll Ups
Individual servings of lasagna. Each lasagna pasta is rolled up with sauce, chicken, and bacon. Smothered in more sauce and baked to perfection! This dish may be prepared ahead of time and put into the refrigerator. When doing this, increase your oven time to 40 to 45 minutes to get warm all the way through. This recipe makes 8 individual servings of lasagna roll ups.
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Ingredients
  1. 8 lasagna pasta, cooked and drained.
  2. 1 pound bacon, diced, cooked and drained
  3. 1 small red or yellow onion
  4. 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  5. 2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  6. 2 cups of Parmesan Cream Sauce (link within the post)
  7. ½ cup mozzarella (to sprinkle on top)
  8. ½ cup grated Parmesan (to sprinkle on top)
Filling
  1. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  2. ½ cup sour cream
  3. 6 oz. cream cheese
  4. ½ cup grated Parmesan
  5. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  6. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  7. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add 8 pieces of lasagna pasta to a large pot of boiling water.
  2. Cook pasta 2 minutes less than the directions on the package. It will finish cooking in the oven.
  3. Drain pasta in strainer and lay pasta onto paper towels to dry off excess water.
  4. Shred chicken breasts. Set aside.
  5. Cut and fry bacon.
  6. Add diced onions and crushed garlic 3 minutes prior to baking being finished.
  7. Drain bacon mixture onto a plate with paper towels. (It will catch the excess fat.)
  8. In a medium size bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan and seasonings.
  9. Divide and spread the filling onto the cooked pasta evenly.
  10. Add the shredded chicken onto each pasta.
  11. Sprinkle the bacon mixture on top of the chicken and cheese mixture. (Save some for the top after you roll up the pasta.)
  12. Sprinkle some Parmesan on top of the bacon and chicken.
  13. Spread ½ cup of Parmesan Cream Sauce on the bottom of a medium baking dish.
  14. Roll the pasta and put seam side facing down into the sauce that is in the baking dish.
  15. Cover the roll ups with the rest of the cream sauce.
  16. Top with pieces of bacon.
  17. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top.
  18. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes.
  19. Let it rest after taken out of oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
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While the pasta is “resting” and your oven is still hot…pop some Garlic Cheesy Bread into the already hot oven.  Then you’ll have everything ready to serve at the same time!

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Parmesan Cream Sauce

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  1. says

    Absolute comfort food! I love the idea of making a roll up as opposed to a full lasagna! Alfredo and chicken is a favorite! Can’t wait to try this out on my family Gloria!

  2. Shastene Breshears says

    I love your blog! I am planning on making your chicken, bacon, lasagna roll-ups tomorrow. Gatlon spoiled me when he would always bring me your homemade goodies. So here is my question…is there any way I could get the recipe for your caramel apple cookies? Oh my! They are to die for.

    Thanks so sharing. I am so inexperienced with cooking, but I love how you give detailed descriptions along with pictures. So awesome!

    Shastene (AKA…Mrs. B.)

  3. says

    Thanks, Shastene! I’m such a visual person myself…so I’m glad you like the step by step pics. I will for sure send you the recipe next week. I’m actually going to post them on here sometime soon! Let me know how the Lasagna Roll Ups come out!
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    • Shastene Breshears says

      Oh my heck! The chicken bacon lasagna turned out perfect! It was such a hit! My oh my….it was yummy! Also, I made the butter coconut cookies yesterday and they were so good that we are making our second batch right now.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Shastene

      • says

        I’m so happy you and your family loved the lasagna roll ups! AND glad to hear you’re enjoying the Coconut Butter Cookies! Super easy, aren’t they! Hope you are enjoying your day before going back to teaching school… for a short week, that is! Thanks for letting me know how everything turned out! Talk with you soon! (=
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  4. says

    Hi Gloria!
    Just stopping by to let you know that Carrie and I will be featuring these at tomorrow night’s Marvelous Mondays party! Have a fabulous weekend. :)

  5. says

    Yay!!!! I’m super excited! Thank you so much, Carrie and Julie! You girls ROCK!
    (ps…everyone, go check out Julie and Carrie’s blogs: This Gal Cooks & Frugal Foodie Mama –links are up above before the listed recipe.)
    Have a fun weekend!
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  6. says

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it :) I’m not a huge traditional lasagna fan, but this looks delicious!!

    Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays Link Party. Have a great day!
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  7. says

    Found your site at midnight and have drooled over it for the past half hour. These look delicious and it’s killing me to not head into the kitchen and make them right now. Love your site!

    • says

      Shannon, to be very honest, I have never frozen these before. (I just don’t have the room in my freezer.) But, if you’re wanting to make these ahead of time for dinner…you may assemble it all together at the most 3 days ahead of baking them. Just store them in the refrigerator before putting them in the oven.
      Or you could go ahead and put them into the freezer for up to 6-8 weeks, wrapped very tightly (I use freezer wrap, it cuts out a lot of freezer burn from the air that gets in). Let them thaw before putting into the oven. Reason for that is so it warms up evenly.
      Thank you for stopping by, Shannon! I hope I answered your question…anything else, feel free to ask. Have a great weekend!
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  8. Jodi says

    Made this for my daughter and son-in-law who just got back from the hospital with my new granddaughter! Doubled the recipe, one pan for them and one for my husband and myself! The are assembled, wrapped and sitting in the fridge for me to take to them. A cinch to assemble and do they look delish! I will let you know the results but I can tell you my husband (and dogs) were drooling as the aroma of the bacon mixture was wafting through the kitchen =)

    • says

      Jodi, congratulations on your brand new baby granddaughter! I’m so happy for you and your family! (I simply can not even wait to become a gramma, myself.)
      They are going to love this meal when they come home with it all ready for them. You are just so thoughtful to do that for them.
      You know, it’s really hard to stay away from that bacon! I know exactly how your husband feels. I’m actually ready to go wake up my household with some bacon for breakfast right now! Have a great rest of your weekend…and again, congrads on the new teeny tiny new little member of your family!
      xo

  9. Courtney says

    Absolutely, wonderfully delicious!! Made this for dinner tonight!! Thanks for this new family favorite!!

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  11. Jennifer says

    My only problem is there wasn’t enough cream sauce leftover for the top I had to make more it was kind of frustrating and it’s quite time consuming if you have a hungry family waiting this dish is delicious but takes about 30-40 minutes prep time + 35 to como I substituted the bacon for turkey bacon and skipped the onions but it was good !

  12. Christy says

    Made the chicken-bacon lasagna recipe last night. This recipe is delicious!! Huge WIN w/ my family. Thank you. :)

    • says

      Mary, you may go the shortcut route by using a rotisserie chicken. Or what I do is, put chicken breast (about 3-5 pieces, depending on size) in a pot covered to the top with chicken broth. Boil the chicken for about 20 minutes, covered. Turn off heat and leave on stove with lid on for another 20 minutes. Drain broth and shred chicken. Comes out moist and perfect every time. I love it! This is the only way that I make my chicken for this recipe, enchiladas, etc. You are going to love the lasagna roll ups! Oh, you may make the chicken and bacon ahead of time and set in refrigerator. Have a great weekend! :)

  13. says

    This turned out incredible!!! My family and I couldn’t get enough of it! It did however take longer to make than stated on here, but it was totally worth it! Thank you so much for the GREAT recipe!!

  14. Wende says

    Hi Gloria,
    I am hosting a dinner for 8 which includes 4 good-sized hungry men.
    Is one batch enough, or should I make two?
    Can’t wait to make this!

    • says

      Wendi, double this recipe for that many guests… especially feeding those (always!) hungry men. It will come out just as wonderfully. Hope you and your hungry company enjoy! (Psss, you may make this ahead of time or even the night before and cook in oven a little longer than instructed in the recipe.) :)

  15. Renee says

    i spent hrs preparing this recipe for a pot luck tonight, was so excited to serve this then realized I forgot the main ingredient, the chicken! So mad at myself! Needless to say, I was too embarrassed to go. Guess I’ll be laughing about it later! LOL

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