Buffalo Chicken Lasagna + giveaway {closed}

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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…


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 🙂


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 1x


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, toss chicken with buffalo sauce. Set aside to marinate for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish.
  3. 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.
  4. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg. Stir in ricotta, blue cheese, and parsley.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Katie and Robby Burroughs, writers, photographers, and curators of Bear and Bug Eats.

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  4. 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.

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

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

    1. A good teriyaki sauce is essential!

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Can’t go wrong with sweet chili!

  9. The Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce is my favorite .

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Dana, you are a braver person than I am!

  13. 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 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Garlic Goodness sounds the best to me.

  17. I imagine the Carrot Karma would be my favorite.

    1. The name alone is fabulous, isn’t it?

  18. I would like the Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce

  19. Everything spicy mayo

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


    1. Mild hot sauces have a special place in my heart!

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

    1. Ha! That sounds like something I should try!

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

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

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

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

  25. Hack’s BBQ Sauce

    1. You can never have too much BBQ sauce!

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

  27. the Intensity Academy Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce

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

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

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

  29. Garlic goodness — I am a sucker for anything garlicky!

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

    1. I think it’s one of their bestsellers!

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

  32. Garlic Goodness yummy on wings!!!!!

    1. Oh man, it would be amazing on wings!

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

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

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

  35. 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

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

  36. garlic goodness hot sauce

    1. Can’t go wrong with Garlic Goodness!

  37. I’d love to try the garlic sauce

  38. 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.

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

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

    1. Right? Good thing the winner gets to pick three!

  40. The Chai Thai Teriyaki Sauce sounds really good to me!

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

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

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

  43. I’d love to try the Chai Chipotle Ketchup!

  44. I am most interested in trying the garlic sauce.

    1. It’s a pretty awesome choice!

  45. Camilla @ Culinary Adventures

    We love Carrot Karma!

    1. I’ll have to try that one next!

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