Creamy White Chicken Lasagna

Creamy comfort on a plate. A decadent béchamel sauce, tender baby spinach, creamy cheeses, juicy chicken, and flavorful pesto. Now that is a beautiful lasagna.

TIPS prepared by our functional medicine Los Angeles experts: The key to keeping lasagna from getting soupy is to make sure your noodles are thoroughly dried before assembling.  Store-bought rotisserie chicken leftover turkey or Sunday Roast Chicken are perfect to use in this dish.

Our functional medicine Burbank promotes a holistic approach to health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of nourishing the body with nutrient-rich foods. One delicious way to support your well-being is by enjoying our Creamy White Chicken Lasagna.

Prep time: 20 minutes (+ 20 minutes to rest)
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 8-12


1/4 c. unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. flour
3 c. milk
6 oz. cream cheese
3 c. baby spinach
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1-1/2 c. ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
3 c. cooked shredded chicken
3 c. mozzarella cheese, grated and divided
1/2 c. pesto, store-bought or homemade
12 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13” casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease with olive oil.
  3. Melt butter in a large over medium heat. When melted, add garlic and allow to sizzle until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for at least 1 minute to cook out the raw flour taste.
  5. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in the milk and cook until a creamy béchamel forms, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  7. In a large bowl, mix the ricotta, egg, chicken, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  8. To assemble the lasagna, layer 3 lasagna noodles on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with 1/4 of the creamy béchamel sauce, 1/3 of the chicken ricotta mixture, and 2-3 tablespoons of pesto.
  9. Repeat this process e process until you end up with a final layer of noodles covered in béchamel. Top with the reserved mozzarella and tightly cover the dish with tin foil.
  10. Place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes. Uncover, and bake for another 20 minutes or until deeply golden and bubbly.
  11. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
  12. Enjoy!

Our Creamy White Chicken Lasagna is a perfect example of how you can enjoy flavorful, comforting meals while still prioritizing your health and wellness. By incorporating nutrient-rich ingredients and mindful cooking techniques, this dish aligns with the principles of functional medicine Toluca Lake.

For more recipes and information about our functional medicine Studio City solutions, contact us at Functional Medicine Los Angeles.

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