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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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Skinny Stuffed Shells
Pesto Artichoke Lasagna Rolls
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For the Lasagna:
- ⅔ cup milk
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 6 oz ricotta
- ¼ tsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp butter
- 7 lasagna noodles
- marinara sauce
- alfredo sauce
For the Breading:
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups Italian Bread
- Boil and stir together butter, white pepper, milk, parmesan, and ricotta cheese.
- Boil Lasagna noodles as directed.
- When the noodles are finished, spread a thin layer of cheese & milk mix along noodle and fold into 2 inch pieces.
- Let set in the freezer for 1 hour, placing something heavy on top to keep it together.
- When you take them out of the freezer, cut the pieces in half long-ways.
- Dip each piece in the milk/egg mixture, then the bread crumbs.
- Fry at 350° for 4 minutes
- Spread Alfredo on the bottom of the serving plate, placing each piece in the sauce.
- Drizzle marinara sauce on top.
Adapted from Tastebook
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Hamilton Beach (35021) Deep Fryer, Cool Touch With Basket, 2 Liter Oil Capacity, Electric, Professional Grade
Ultrean Air Fryer, 4.2Qt Electric Hot Air Fryers Oven Oilless Cooker with LCD Digital Screen and Easily Detachable Frying Pot, ETL/UL Certified,1-Year Warranty,1500W
Nordic Ware, Big Sheet Jelly Role Pan
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 nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.