Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna: Comfort food at it’s finest, this cheesy lasagna brings the popular buffalo chicken dip appetizer to dinner as a main dish!

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

I’ve been such a fan of buffalo chicken dip appetizer for quite a few years now and then quickly fell in love with the buffalo chicken soup!

But while sitting in the pickup line at school the other day, I found myself trying to think of a new dinner idea to help us get out of the groove of having the same ole thing again.

Well when I find myself trying to come up with something new, one of my favorite things to do is to combine some of my favorite foods to come up with a brand new dish!

For instance, when I made the BBQ Chicken Pasta, because of my love for bbq chicken pizza, or the sweet potato casserole bread pudding because of my love for bread pudding and thanksgiving dishes!


So when I found myself craving buffalo chicken dip that day, I knew that I MUST find a way to turn it into a main dish… and this was born!

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

I had never made anything like this, so I started experimenting with what I had on hand at home, and if you ask me… it may just be the best lasagna I’ve ever made.

Buffalo CHEESY Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Why is it so good? Well it could possibly be because it is LOADED with cheese. Do you have to put as much cheese in it as I did? Nah, but I can tell you that I didn’t regret the amount I put in.

What Kind of Cheese do you Use for Lasagna?

I used what I had on hand, so feel free to mix it up when you make yours, but I used:

  • mozzarella
  • provolone
  • cheddar

You could also use:

  • all mozzarella
  • Colby & Monterey
  • fiesta blend
  • Italian style
  • Parmesan
  • pepper jack (for extra heat)
  • sliced cheese would also work and melt just fine!

What Kind of Hot Sauce do you Use for Buffalo Chicken Recipes?

This is a no-brainer. Frank’s Hot Sauce is our favorite to use for any “buffalo chicken” recipe that we make. Frank’s also makes a buffalo wing sauce that I’d like to try instead of the traditional hot sauce, so let me know if you give this a try!

Easy Chicken Lasagna

After making this myself, I saw a few other chicken lasagna recipes online that used quite a few ingredients and that required making a roux.

I’m big on making things as easy as possible so I was glad this turned out DELICIOUS by simply using what I had on hand and required little effort.

Tips for Making it Easy

  • Use a Rotisserie Chicken
  • Have fun and be flexible with the types of cheese
  • Allow it to cool after baking for about 15 minutes so it’s easier to cut/serve.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!

When making ANY lasagna, I like to cook a few extra noodles in case they fall apart during the cooking process, so although you’ll only need 9 for this recipe, it may not hurt to cook a couple of extras.

  • Cook the lasagna noodles al dente, according to package directions.
  • Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water so they stop cooking, and set aside.
Cooked Lasagna Noodles
Cooked Lasagna Noodles

Lasagna Filling

In a mixing bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce.

Cream Cheese, Ranch Dressing, hot sauce in bowl for buffalo chicken lasagna filling
Hot Sauce, Cream Cheese, Ranch Dressing

I used my hand mixer to do this, but you may be able to mix it with a fork if your cream cheese is really soft???

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Sauce Filling
Blended cream cheese, ranch dressing (or blue cheese) hot sauce

Next, add in your crumbled blue cheese and stir with a spoon until mixed in.

Add blue cheese crumbles to lasagna filling
Add in blue cheese – stir

Assemble the Lasagna

In a greased 9×13 baking dish, spread a thin layer of the buffalo sauce mixture into the bottom to keep the noodles from sticking to the dish.

Spread thin layer of sauce in bottom of baking dish for buffalo chicken lasagan
Spread thin layer of sauce in baking dish

Step 1 of Layering: Next, place three lasagna noodles on the top…

Layer on al dente lasagna noodles for buffalo chicken lasagna
Layer on 3 lasagna noodles

Step 2 of Layering: Sprinkle on a third of the shredded cooked chicken.

Sprinkle on cooked rotisserie chicken for the lasagna

Step 3 of Layering: Using a fourth of the shredded cheese, sprinkle on top of the chicken.

Layer on the shredded cheese
Layer on shredded cheese

Step 4 of Layering: Spread a third of the buffalo sauce mixture on top of the shredded cheese.

Repeat layers for buffalo chicken lasagna
Repeat the layering process – sauce, noodles, chicken, cheese

Repeat Layers: Repeat the layers until you have used all of the noodles and…

Uncooked Buffalo Chicken Lasagna ready to be baked
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna assembled, ready for cheese topping.

…top the lasagna with the last 1/4 of the cheese remaining.

NOTE: Don’t feel like you have to follow this layering process exactly. Lasagna is forgiving, so feel free to switch it up or layer how you prefer. I just recommend to definitely top with shredded cheese for that “golden glow” on the top after baking!

Top Buffalo Chicken Lasagna with Shredded Cheeses
Top with remaining cheeses – ready for baking!

How Long to Bake Chicken Lasagna

With the noodles and chicken already cooked, the lasagna doesn’t have to cook through for “doneness” but rather to melt all of the cheeses and heat through.

Preheat the oven and bake at 350° for about 35 minutes, uncovered.

Cover with aluminum foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Baked Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Allow to Rest Before Serving:

Once the lasagna has finished baking, remove from oven and allow it to rest for at least 15 minutes to allow the cheeses to adhere to the noodles and sauce, for easier cutting/serving.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
As you can see above, I cut/served the lasagna while hot, so it’s MUCH harder to serve this way. Allow the lasagna to cool for at least 15 minutes, if possible, for easier serving.

How to Serve Lasagna

If desired, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley! If you’re feeling extra brave, drizzle with extra Frank’s Hot Sauce or even ranch/blue cheese dressing!

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna in a serving dish
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese or parsley if desired!

Side Dishes for Lasagna

We can’t forget a side dish for this comfort food classic! Our favorites to have with lasagna are:

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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken recipes, easy pasta recipe, lasagna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 937kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 packages cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups ranch dressing
  • 2 cups hot sauce we like Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 5 oz. blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 cups cooked, shredded chicken we debone a whole rotisserie chicken
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups provolone shredded (optional)
  • 9 lasagna noodles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cook lasagna noodles al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce with a hand mixer.
  • Stir in blue cheese crumbles.
  • In a greased 9×13 baking dish, spread a thin layer of buffalo sauce mixture in to the bottom.
  • Layer 3 of the cooked lasagna noodles into the baking dish.
  • Spread on a third of the buffalo sauce mixture.
  • Sprinkle on a third of the cooked, shredded chicken
  • Sprinkle on a third of the shredded cheeses
  • Repeat the layering process using all of the noodles and end with cheese on top!
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting to allow the cheeses and filling to cool a bit for easier serving.

Notes

We cook an extra couple of lasagna noodles in case we have some fall apart while cooking/assemlby.
Feel free to reduce the shredded cheese or substitute the flavors of cheese!
TIP: If possible, allow baked lasagna to cool for about 15 minutes for easier serving. Not allowing the lasagna to rest is ok, it’s just much harder to serve with the hot, melted cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 937kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 2947mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1591IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 739mg | Iron: 2mg

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