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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna + GIVEAWAY!

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I have been sitting on this Buffalo Chicken Lasagna recipe for weeks. I started playing with it back in May, but wanted to save it for fall and football season. I’m glad I waited, because now I can add a GIVEAWAY!

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna is a perfect fall dish! A straightforward recipe that's great for game night or any time! | game day recipes | lasagna recipes | BearandBugEats.com

If you remember, I went to the Food Wine Conference this spring. Among other things, I got to rep Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauce Company, which is run by the Saucy Queen Michele. It’s a) woman-owned b) based a couple of hours away in Tampa c) all-natural and organic and d) really really good products.

Michele gave me a bottle of her Garlic Goodness hot sauce. I tend to turn my nose up at hot sauce, but I liked this! It’s got a slow build to medium heat and it is SO. GARLICKY. I love it.

The Garlic Goodness turned this lasagna recipe from pretty good to amazing. You can, of course, use any wing or buffalo sauce, but I’m pretty sure that I’m only going to be allowed to use this one from now on.

Oh, that’s right, you want to know about the…

Giveaway!

The prize is a Saucy Pack: THREE sauces of your choosing! I recommend the Garlic Goodness, of course; and also the Saucy Everything Spicy Mayo. It’s sort of like a non-Asian version of yum-yum sauce in that it goes with literally everything. I had it on latkes at the Food Wine Conference and it was delicious.

There are EIGHT ways to enter, and you can use all of them! Scroll all the way down to enter. Giveaway closes next week, so enter before then to win!

ETA: Thanks to Hurricane Irma throwing everyone’s lives askew, we’re extending the giveaway another week! It’s now open through Tuesday, September 19. Tell all your friends!

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Notes

I have a confession about the amount of hot sauce listed. I recommended 3/4 cup, which is 6 ounces. The Garlic Goodness bottles have 5 ounces. Can you get away with using exactly one bottle? Yes. Will it be perfectly saucy and moist if you break into a second one for that last ounce? Also yes.

I also called for oven-ready lasagna. You obviously can use regular ones, but lasagna takes enough time and layering that I for one do not have the patience to deal with half-cooked floppy noodles. No thanks.

Eat with…

Beer! If you’re going to have buffalo chicken anything, beer is the pairing of choice. Or if you’re like me, a glass of milk in case it’s hotter than you expected 🙂

And…

Also, there’s kind of a giant hurricane off the coast? I’ve been seeing a meme along the lines of “Floridians are annoyed when a hurricane reaches Cat 3 because then they have to care.” Yes. And Irma’s now a 5, so. People here don’t prepare slowly: they don’t do anything, and then they mad scramble last minute, so right now it’s impossible to buy bottled water anywhere. (Don’t worry, I’m just going to fill up the bathtub.)

Anyway. I think we’ll be okay here because a) we’re 60 miles from the nearest coast and b) it looks like Irma will sweep up from the south, so it will be weaker when it gets to Orlando. All the same, if you are a praying sort, prayers for this state are appreciated. I’ll check back in next week!

This recipe is adapted from AllRecipes and PreventionRD.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

1 pound cooked chicken (about 2 breasts), diced

3/4 cup buffalo or wing sauce (I like Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness)

1 tablespoon oil

1 small onion, diced

2 celery ribs, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

30 ounces (2 cans) tomato sauce (or 1 can tomato sauce + 1 can crushed or diced tomatoes)

2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon pepper

1 egg

15 ounces ricotta cheese

4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Optional: ½ cup Italian flat leaf parsley, minced

9 oven-ready lasagna noodles

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

In a small bowl, toss chicken with buffalo sauce. Set aside to marinate for a few minutes.

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish.

In a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until browned and soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a another minute until fragrant. Stir in tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes; turn off heat.

In another bowl, lightly beat the egg. Stir in ricotta, blue cheese, and parsley.

Spread 1 cup of sauce in the baking dish. Layer with 3 noodles, 1 cup sauce, 1/3 ricotta mix, 1/3 chicken, and 1/3 each of the mozzarella and cheddar. Repeat twice more.

Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before garnishing with parsley and serving.

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86 comments

  1. Aaron
    September 20, 2017 at 7:07 am

    The awesome Intensity Academy Hot Squared Hot Sauce would be just right for the day and my wife to use.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Awesome choice!

      Reply
  2. Malv
    September 20, 2017 at 7:04 am

    A captivating Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce would be a fabulous thing for my girlfriend to use, and it would be just nice to have.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      I’m pretty sure you can put Garlic Goodness on almost anything!

      Reply
  3. Paulet
    September 20, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I really like great sauce, and an Intensity Academy Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce would be wonderful to use all of the time.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      A good teriyaki sauce is essential!

      Reply
  4. Marc
    September 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

    My lady friend likes good sauce, and the Intensity Academy Carrot Karma Hot Sauce would be just marvelous to have for all occasions.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      It’s nice to have something that’s just a little bit different!

      Reply
  5. Milt
    September 20, 2017 at 6:59 am

    A fascinating Intensity Academy Green Tea Gourmet Sauce, my wife would enjoy using, and it would be an amazing gift.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Milt, the Green Tea Gourmet Sauce would definitely be a super fun gift. Holiday season is coming…

      Reply
  6. Rob
    September 20, 2017 at 6:57 am

    My wife would love the cool and tasty  Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce to use everyday.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Can’t go wrong with sweet chili!

      Reply
  7. Nicole Lancaster
    September 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    The Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce is my favorite .

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Sweet Chili is amazing!

      Reply
  8. Renee Rousseau
    September 19, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    My first choice would be Intensity Academy Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce, but the Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives look awesome.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      The Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives would be great for a party! Or, you know, eating all by yourself.

      Reply
  9. John Smith
    September 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    “What Intensity Academy sauce is your favorite?” I don’t know! I’d like to try them all! How about Spicy Mayo?!

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      I’ve had the Spicy Mayo and it is delicious!

      Reply
  10. Dana Matthews
    September 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I said on FB I wanted to try the Garlic….now I think I would like to try the Hot Cubed first!

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Dana, you are a braver person than I am!

      Reply
  11. Angie S
    September 19, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    My husband always says I should enter some kind of hot sauce of pepper eating contest! I love the heat!!! I’d like to try the Hot Cubed hot sauce 🙂

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Angie, I think I would die if I tried the Hot Cubed, but it does sound fantastic!

      Reply
  12. Sandra Watts
    September 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Lots of great ones to choose from. I would try their SAUCY-EVERYTHING-SPICY-MAYO.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      It’s such a good sauce! I’m pretty sure you could put it on almost literally everything.

      Reply
  13. Breanne
    September 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I would like to try the Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Breanne, you’re in good company–a ton of people are drooling over the Chai Sweet Chili!

      Reply
  14. Yona Williams
    September 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Garlic Goodness sounds the best to me.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      It’s pretty great 😛

      Reply
  15. Richard Brandt
    September 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I imagine the Carrot Karma would be my favorite.

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      The name alone is fabulous, isn’t it?

      Reply
  16. Darlene Owen
    September 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I would like the Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Good choice!

      Reply
  17. Amanda Hoffman
    September 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Everything spicy mayo

    Reply
    1. September 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Amanda, I loved this one!

      Reply
  18. Nancy
    September 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I like this one of their sauces: Salinas Salsa “A Mild Angel Hot” Salsa-1.5 oz

    .

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Mild hot sauces have a special place in my heart!

      Reply
  19. Leah Shumack
    September 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I would probably try the mild one first and see if I can work my way up to something hotter!

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Ha! That sounds like something I should try!

      Reply
  20. Lesley F
    September 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I would like to try the Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Sweet hot sauces are a fabulous class all on their own!

      Reply
  21. John H.
    September 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I would like to try the Intensity Academy Chai Chipotle Q’ BBQ Sauce.

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Doesn’t it sound amazing??

      Reply
  22. Jennifer H.
    September 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I would like to try Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce.

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Good choice 😉

      Reply
  23. Susan Christy
    September 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hack’s BBQ Sauce

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

      You can never have too much BBQ sauce!

      Reply
  24. Kayte CookWatts
    September 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Who is going to say no to spicy mayo?! No one.

    Reply
    1. September 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

      TRUTH.

      Reply
  25. Latanya
    September 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

    the Intensity Academy Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? I would never have put tea in teriyaki but I bet it’s amazing!

      Reply
  26. Wendy R.
    September 16, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I think that Salinas Salsa “A Mild Angel Hot” Salsa sounds good!

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      I’m a wimp about heat, so mild is right up my alley!

      Reply
  27. Lisa Brown
    September 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Garlic goodness — I am a sucker for anything garlicky!

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Me too!

      Reply
  28. Carly S
    September 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    I’d love to try the Chai Sweet Chili! Looks rad.

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      I think it’s one of their bestsellers!

      Reply
  29. Heather D
    September 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I think I would like the Garlic Goodness. I’m a fan of garlic.

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Garlic = awesome.

      Reply
  30. Jana S
    September 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Garlic Goodness yummy on wings!!!!!

    Reply
    1. September 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Oh man, it would be amazing on wings!

      Reply
  31. Jeanie H.
    September 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    The Garlic Goodness sauce and the Carrot Karma would be great to try.

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Agreed!

      Reply
  32. Michelle Coles
    September 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Oh, the Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce sounds amazing but all of them sound tasty as well!

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      I haven’t tried one I didn’t like yet!

      Reply
  33. Karley Moore
    September 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I want to try the Intensity Academy Hot Cubed Hot Sauce because it says it is the hottest in their line. We love everything super hot in San Antonio!! Thanks for the great giveaway
    !

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      That one’s probably way too hot for me, but I hope you get the chance to try it!

      Reply
  34. Kim O
    September 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

    garlic goodness hot sauce

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Can’t go wrong with Garlic Goodness!

      Reply
  35. Jenny W
    September 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I’d love to try the garlic sauce

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Everything garlic is amazing.

      Reply
  36. Jen D.
    September 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I haven’t tried any of them before, but the Marie Sharp’s Mild Habanero Hot Sauce sounds really good to me since it’s the first sauce that she created.

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      I agree! And “Mild Habanero” sounds super interesting!

      Reply
  37. Austin Hanczarek
    September 14, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I have never tried them, but the Hot Cubed sounds great. Or Carrot Karma, Spicy Mayo….

    Reply
    1. September 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Right? Good thing the winner gets to pick three!

      Reply
  38. Melissa
    September 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    The Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce sounds really good to me!

    Reply
    1. September 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      It sounds amazing to me too!

      Reply
  39. Carlee
    September 9, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Mmmmm! We love spice, especially during football season. This would be fun to make for our game watching crowd. Garlic hot sauce sounds amazing!

    Reply
    1. September 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      And lasagna’s something you can make ahead of time, so it’s perfect for a crowd!

      Reply
  40. Geoff
    September 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce sounds like one I’d want to try!

    Reply
    1. September 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      It’s so worth it!

      Reply
  41. Jeffrey
    September 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I’d love to try the Chai Chipotle Ketchup!

    Reply
    1. September 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Agreed!

      Reply
  42. Tim
    September 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I am most interested in trying the garlic sauce.

    Reply
    1. September 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      It’s a pretty awesome choice!

      Reply
  43. Camilla @ Culinary Adventures
    September 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    We love Carrot Karma!

    Reply
    1. September 5, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      I’ll have to try that one next!

      Reply

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