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Lasagna Fritta {Copycat Olive Garden Recipe}

This Olive Garden Copycat recipe, Lasagna fritta is a breaded, deep-fried, traditional Italian dish. Layers of lasagna noodles, meat, cheese, and hearty tomato sauce come together in this comforting dinner.

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This recipe is one of my favorite Olive Garden Copycat recipes. If you love it, you have to try my other Olive Garden knock-offs Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and Simple Weeknight Chicken Scampi.

What is Lasagna Fritta?

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If you haven’t been to Olive Garden lately, you may be entirely in the dark as to the origins of this over the top, cheesy, decadence.

To make it, you are going to need to do some serious deep frying.

Have I mentioned that I got a deep fryer? That’s right, get your fat kid friendly recipe book ready, because I’m frying anything I can get my hands on. Anything and everything.

My kitchen is filled with tons of things that, before I got them, couldn’t imagine not owning.

But seriously, a deep fryer – how did I live without this? Did you know you can deep fry pot stickers, refrigerated dough, orPEEPS?

Oh yeah, it’s coming.

I promise. In all its glory. It’s coming.

There is no better way to consummate this glorious new relationship then by deep frying some of the most wonderful comfort food there is. Lasagna.

lasagna frittata

Deep fried lasagna. That is how lasagna fritta was born.

My friends and I occasionally visit everyone’s favorite Italian bistro, Olive Garden and I always say I’m getting the soup and salad.

Really? Have you not seen this blog?

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Do I look like a soup and salad kind of girl to you?

And every time I end up elbow deep in a sauce-covered, calorie-laden indulgence. Regret, regret, delicious, glorious regret.

Recipe Notes:

I added a handful of Italian seasoning to the ricotta mixture. I also browned some fresh ground sirloin and added it as a layer inside the roll-ups as well to my marinara sauce.

The original post calls for feta instead of ricotta, but I don’t really think feta would give the flavor I was going for, so I substituted the ricotta.

Hello Beautiful Lasagna Fritta, come to me.

If you’re also itching for some more easy Italian inspired recipes, look no further. These recipes will warm you up inside and out!

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Lasagna Fritta

Yield: 1 fritta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes

Lasagna fritta is my favorite Olive Garden Copycat recipe. Meaty lasagna noodles are breaded and deep-fried, making a perfect crispy meal or appetizer!



  1. Boil and stir together butter, white pepper, milk, parmesan, and ricotta cheese.
  2. Boil Lasagna noodles as directed.
  3. When the noodles are finished, spread a thin layer of cheese & milk mix along noodle and fold into 2 inch pieces.
  4. Let set in the freezer for 1 hour, placing something heavy on top to keep it together.
  5. When you take them out of the freezer, cut the pieces in half long-ways.
  6. Dip each piece in the milk/egg mixture, then the bread crumbs.
  7. Fry at 350° for 4 minutes
  8. Spread Alfredo on the bottom of the serving plate, placing each piece in the sauce.
  9. Drizzle marinara sauce on top.


 Adapted from Tastebook

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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Leisa Plett

Friday 21st of August 2020

I made this in the middle of the night, Lasagna Fritta is my favorite item on Olive Garden’s menu. I’m always afraid they’ll take it off the menu. But now you have empowered me with a copycat recipe. I think I finished making this a little after 2 am. I cut the recipe down and made 3 noodles, I ate half of it right away and the other half the next day. My husband was a little upset I didn’t share, but I didn’t care, it was calling my name from the fridge. Great recipe!!!! I’m going to make it again this weekend, I’ll make a whole batch and share this time, maybe.


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