California Cheese and Green Chile Shrimp Lasagna

    California Cheese and Green Chile Shrimp Lasagna Recipe
    California Milk Advisory Board

    The authentic Latin flavors of tomatillos, jalapeños, and panela cheese make this recipe a delicious, unique twist on traditional lasagna. It’s creamy and rich without a lot of heavy, high-fat ingredients and the shrimp adds lean protein.

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    For the Sauce
    1
    pound
    tomatillos, husked, washed and cut into quarters
    2
    large jalapeños, seeded and chopped
    1/2
    cup
    coarsely chopped onion
    2
    cups
    cilantro leaves
    1
    tablespoon
    salt
    1
    can
    whole green chiles (7-ounce can)
    5
    romaine lettuce leaves
    4
    green onions
    6
    cloves
    garlic
    For the Lasagna
    1
    pound
    cooked shrimp, cut in half lengthwise

    1
    package
    oven-ready lasagna noodles (12 noodles)
    3
    cups
    grated California panela
    2
    cups
    pre-shredded California Monterey Jack
    Directions
    Step 1
    To make sauce: In a blender or food processor, pulse tomatillos, jalapeños and 1 1/2 cups cold water just until chunky.
    Step 2
    Add onion, cilantro, salt, chiles, lettuce, green onions, and garlic.
    Step 3
    Purée about 2 minutes or until smooth.
    Step 4
    To make lasagna: Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Step 5
    In a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup of the sauce.
    Step 6
    Layer one third of the shrimp over the sauce.
    Step 7
    Place 3 lasagna noodles over the shrimp. Noodles should not overlap or touch side of pan since they will expand when baked.
    Step 8
    Combine cheeses and sprinkle about 2 cups over noodles.
    Step 9
    Repeat layering sauce, shrimp, noodles, and cheese two more times.
    Step 10
    Top with remaining 3 lasagna noodles and spread remaining sauce over noodles.
    Step 11
    Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
    Step 12
    Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
    Step 13
    Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
    Step 14
    Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 
    1 slice
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    8
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    65 mins
    Prep Time: 
    20 mins
    Cook Time: 
    45 mins
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