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Mini Chicken Parmesan Lasagna Bowls

Whether you pick them up or use a fork to eat them, you’ll love these little lasagna-inspired bowls. Add the cheese-spiked Italian flavors of chicken Parmesan, with a lot less hassle. Just add mozzarella, ricotta, rotisserie chicken in tomato sauce and crunchy buttered Parmesan breadcrumbs to the bowls, and bake!
  • 1 Hour Total Time
  • 25 Minutes Prep Time
  • 12 Servings
  • 13 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ Taco Bowls™ mini soft flour tortillas (12 bowls)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (14 oz) traditional Italian pasta sauce (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired

Instructions

Step 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and the Italian seasoning; lightly brush mixture on all sides of bowls. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Bake 10 minutes.

Step 2 Divide 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese evenly among bowls. In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, garlic, pepper flakes and salt. Divide evenly among bowls.

Step 3 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup of the pasta sauce and the chicken. Divide chicken mixture evenly over ricotta mixture in bowls. Top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Step 4 In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over bowls.

Step 5 Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until center is hot (at least 165°F) and cheese is melted. Warm remaining 1/2 cup pasta sauce; spoon over baked bowls. Top with basil.

Nutrition

1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 470mg; Potassium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 9g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 15%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Lean Meat, 0 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Expert Tips

Opt for a smooth pasta sauce instead of a chunky sauce. It will make it easier to drizzle over the finished bowls.

We used rotisserie chicken for this recipe, but any leftover cooked chicken will work just fine.