This lasagna fritta is little bite-sized lasagna pieces that have a crispy, crunchy coating, and a gooey cheesy middle. And if you've ever ordered the lasagna fritta Olive Garden has on its menu, then you already know what it'll taste like!
The Best Lasagna Fritta
The lasagna fritta from Olive Garden is in one word, magical.
It's one of my favorite dishes, and this homemade lasagna fritta is as good as the one from the restaurant!
It has bite-sized cheesy lasagna squares that are coated in a crispy breading that gets fried to golden perfection.
And to top it all off, the lasagna frittas are served on top of creamy alfredo sauce for a flavor combination you can't get anywhere else.
Honestly, this fritta recipe has to be one of the best Olive Garden recipes we've done on the blog! It's right up there with this chicken and shrimp carbonara.
By the way, this fritta recipe is a fantastic meal with some garlic bread, but I also love serving it as an appetizer.
They're just so great to pick at, and everyone always loves them!
Another reason to love this lasagna fritta recipe - along with how delicious it is - is that it uses all simple ingredients. And if you don't have them, they should all be easy to find at the grocery store!
Take a look at what you'll need 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
And for the Breading:
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
Just so you know, you can use any kind of milk that you want for the lasagna and noodles.
How to Make Lasagna Fritta Like Olive Garden
Alright, so this recipe is far easier than it looks, and you can make these little bites of deliciousness in just 45 minutes. It's another one of those relatively easy recipes that still allows you to show off some cooking skills.
With that said, grab your ingredients, and let's fry some lasagna!
Step 1: Making the Sauce & Noodles
First, add the butter, white pepper, milk, parmesan, and ricotta cheese to a pot.
Stir everything together and allow it to come to a boil.
While you're waiting for that to boil, cook the lasagna noodles as directed on the package.
Once the lasagna noodles are cooked, spread a thin layer of the boiled cheese mixture on top and fold it into 2-inch pieces.
Then, wrap it in parchment paper, put it on a baking sheet, and place something heavy on top to keep it sealed. Freeze this for 1 hour to let it set.
Step 2: Breading the lasagna
Once the hour is up, take the lasagna out of the freezer and cut the pieces in half the long way.
Now whisk the egg and milk together in a bowl, and add the breadcrumbs to a separate bowl. To make the breading process easier, use one hand for the wet ingredients and one for the dry.
Coat each piece of lasagna in the egg/milk mixture, then cover it completely in the breadcrumbs.
Step 3: Frying the Lasagna
Next, heat a deep frying pan with oil to 350°F (180°C). Add a few pieces of the breaded lasagna to it and fry for about 4 minutes until golden brown.
Once fried, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil. Then spread the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a plate and put the lasagna fritta on top.
Finish it off with a drizzle of marinara sauce and enjoy!
How to Store Lasagna Frita
This lasagna fritta recipe will make about 4 servings.
If you're planning on making it for dinner or for a large group, you'll want to double or triple the recipe. With that said, if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-5 days.
But for the best leftover experience, I recommend freezing the lasagna fritta.
To freeze it, put it on a baking sheet once it cools and freeze until solid. Then, transfer to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container, and it will last for up to 3 months.
Oh, and if you want, you can also freeze the uncooked lasagna fritta the same way!
It makes for an excellent make-ahead meal. Then whenever you want to eat it, let it thaw in the fridge and then cook as described above.
How to Reheat Lasagna Fritta
My favorite way to reheat the lasagna fritta is in the oven.
Spread out the refrigerated or frozen frittas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and warm at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes or until they reach your desired temperature.
And you'll want to add a little more time if you're starting from frozen.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that is how to make Olive Garden's lasagna fritta at home in just a few simple steps!
These crispy, cheesy, and flavorful bites of pure deliciousness are such an indulgent treat to make for an appetizer or dinner. And they seriously are as close to the lasagna fritta Olive Garden makes as you can get!
With that said, I hope you enjoy this lasagna fritta recipe as much as I do.
If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!
Easy Recipes To Try Next
If you liked this delicious recipe and want to give some more easy recipes a try, we have a bunch on the blog that I think you'll enjoy.
Give one of these a shot next:
- Olive Garden Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells
- Olive Garden Chicken Parmigiana
- Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken
- Ruth Chris Lobster Mac & Cheese
- Carrabba's Chicken Bryan
- Applebee's Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp
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Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe
This lasagne fritta is little bite-sized lasagna pieces with a crispy, crunchy coating and a gooey, cheesy middle. And it tastes just like the lasagna fritta Olive Garden has on its menu!
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Olive Garden
⅔ cup milk
1 cup parmesan cheese
6 oz ricotta
¼ tsp white pepper
1 tbsp butter
7 lasagna noodles
¼ cup milk
2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
- 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 the boiled cheese/milk mix along the noodles and fold into 2 inch pieces.
- Put the noodles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let it 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.
- Whisk milk and egg in a bowl. Add the bread crumbs to a separate bowl.
- Dip each lasagna piece in the whisked milk/egg mixture, then the bread crumbs covering them completely in each.
- Heat a deep frying pan with oil. Fry the lasagna fritta at 350°F (180°C) for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Spread Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a serving plate and place each piece of lasagna fritta on top of the sauce. Drizzle marinara sauce on top and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 614
- Fat: 20
- Carbohydrates: 80
- Protein: 31
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