I made this for supper and served it with a side salad and garlic bread. It was really good! I made the homemade Alfredo Sauce I think that's what made the meal so special.
Chicken Alfredo Roll-ups 9 lasagna noodles 2 ½ cups alfredo sauce (optional homemade recipe below) 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken oregano garlic salt 3 cups shredded Mozzarella, or cheese of your choice
Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and pour ½ cup alfredo sauce, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Boil 8-10 cups water in a large pan, cook lasagna noodles until al dente. (I usually cook 1 or 2 extra just because lasagna noodles always seem to break on me when I am stirring them.) Now this is the important part! Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water to prevent them from sticking to each other. Then, lay out each noodle individually and blot dry with a paper towel.
Spread about 2 Tbs. alfredo sauce over each noodle. (if there is too much sauce you will have a big mess on your hands!) Sprinkle oregano and garlic salt on top of sauce. Take 1/9 of the shredded chicken and spread it out evenly over each noodle. Add approx. 3 Tbs. cheese. To roll up, start at one end and roll the noodle over the toppings. You will need to lift the noodle a little to prevent squishing out the inside ingredients while rolling.
Place the roll-ups in the pan, one by one, seam-side down so they don't come undone. Once they are all in the pan, pour the remaining alfredo sauce over the top. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted on top.
Serves 3, 3 roll-ups each
The Best Garlic Alfredo Sauce ½ cup butter 2 ounces cream cheese 2 cups heavy cream (or substitute half and half) 2 teaspoon garlic powder ½ tsp. fresh minced garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp dried oregano ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese
In a medium to large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add fresh minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the cream cheese and whisk to smooth and melted. Whisk in the heavy cream. Season with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and whisk frequently until sauce thickens, around 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese and when melted, remove from heat and serve. Makes 2 ½ cups
Loosely cover the frozen bread dough with
plastic wrap. Allow dough to thaw for a few hours at room
Here's a tip: spray the plastic wrap with
cooking oil, or brush with cooking oil and lay it, oiled side down on the bread
dough. This allows the bread dough to rise and move easily under the plastic
wrap without it sticking or holding back the dough.
When dough is
completely thawed it will be puffed up a bit.
Roll dough out to approximately 11 x 11
One frozen dough log makes one pepperoni
roll. Brush dough with olive oil or whatever cooking oil you
Lay pepperoni on dough covering entire
surface. I like to use sandwich pepperoni from the deli.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella
Next, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan
cheese. You can use grated from a can if that is what you already have on
hand...but you can buy the shredded Parmesan in a bag.
Lightly sprinkle with Italian
herbs...basically, some dried oregano, parsley and basil. Be careful, not too
much....oregano can be very strong and you don't want too much!
Add a sprinkling of garlic powder.
Roll up dough starting at one edge of
Place rolls on baking sheet, leaving space
Brush some melted butter on top of uncooked
You do not need to let rise. Bake it right
away. It will rise up in the oven perfectly.
Bake at 375 degrees for
approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
Oven temps. and times may vary.
When done, top
of roll should be golden brown and you should be able to make a tapping sound on
the crust with your fingernail...just the same as when baking bread.
sure you allow pepperoni roll to cool completely before serving.
As with any baking, keep an eye on your
roll. This is just an estimated time. You'll know it's done when the roll is
golden and makes a hard tapping sound when you tap it with your
fingernail...just like when baking a loaf of bread.
**Make sure you allow your pepperoni roll to cool completely
To celebrate my 30th birthday we had family over. The only thing I wanted to do was bake the cake....but I couldn't decide on one flavor of cake so I made 4 different flavors and displayed them on cake stands that belonged to my family. I labeled each cake, it helped so I didn't have to repeat myself 3,000 times! The cake decorated with the "30" on it was decorated by my Husband! He did it all by himself!
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Filling and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
White Cake with Red Raspberry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Butter Pecan Cake with Caramel Filling and Caramel Buttercream Frosting
A Quick put together cake for my grandma's birthday! My daughters thought she needed a tinkerbell candle on top. (We found out later that was the first time my grandma had ever had a candle on a cake and been sang to....I was so happy we could brighten her day!)