This is the original recipe for the Olive Gardens Lasagna Fritta.It is so delicious! It is Parmesan-breaded lasagna pieces, fried and served over Alfredo sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. You cant find this original recipe anywhere on the Internet. Save this recipe for safe keeping. You can make this recipe ahead of time and freeze it when you are ready to fry and serve.
I have given detailed pictures and instructions for this recipe. Once you start making this recipe you will realize how very easy it is to make.
This recipe is rather simple to make. It is so delicious. Make this ahead of time and freeze it for later. No one will believe that you made this, although the mouth watering aroma in your house just might convince them.
Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta Ingredients:
2 eggs room temperature.
2 15 ounce containers of whole milk ricotta cheese. (no skim milk here).
1 Cup fresh Grated Parmesan cheese.
16 ounces fresh grated mozzarella cheese.
1 Cup Romano cheese grated.
1 Cup Asiago cheese grated.
2 Tablespoon Italian seasoning.
1 1/2 cups Italian breadcrumbs for dipping
1/4 Cup fresh Grated Parmesan cheese for dipping.
lasagna noodles 1 package
2 eggs for dipping.
Jar marinara sauce. (5 cheese if possible)
(This recipe makes 12 possibly 13 fritta's)
Homemade Alfredo sauce recipe:
4 T butter
1 pint heavy whipping cream.
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup freshly grated Romano Cheese.
Salt and pepper to taste.
1). First freshly grate all your cheeses, and place in separate bowls.
Note: You do want freshly grated cheeses and not the shredded packaged kind. This does make a big difference. I normally buy my cheeses from Sam's because they are more affordable there, and you can freeze your remainder cheese that is left over.
2). In a Large bowl, add your egg, ricotta cheese's, Freshly grated Mozzarella cheese, Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, grated Asiago cheese, grated Romano cheese, and Italian seasoning. Mix this real well. It will be a thick cheese mixture. Set this bowl aside in the refrigerator till you are ready to use.
Making the noodles.
1). Boil your lasagne noodles according to package. Cook till al dente.
Make sure you do not overcook your noodles here. I normally just bairly undercook mine.
2). When they are cooked, rinse them with cold water real good, and place one on the cutting board. Cut off the edge of the ribboning noodle, and discard the ribbon piece. Do all your noodles gently placing them aside.
Spreading cheese mixture.
Folding the Lasagne Fritta
Assembling your noodles
1). Place your cut lasagna noodle lengthwise on the cutting board. Spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture goodness over the noodle.
2). Start at the end of the noodle and fold over approx 2 inches. Fold over again 2 inches. You will have a little piece of the noodle left. You want to push this little piece over.
3). Lay them down on a plate and stick in the freezer for an hour till ready to serve. If you are making these later, than stick them in a freezer bag, making sure the ends do not touch, and gently lay them in the freezer until you are ready.
Serving our Fritta's
Before we serve our Olive Garden Lasagna fritta's we need to make our Alfredo sauce. Don't use a jar Alfredo sauce. Once you make this simple Alfredo sauce recipe- you will never buy a jar again.
Homemade Alfredo sauce.
Now that our noodles are in the freezer- we can make our Alfredo sauce.
1). In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the pint of heavy whipping cream. Next add your garlic powder, nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Simmer on the stove for approx 25 minutes until the sauce thickens real good. Keep this on low till your frittas are ready.
2). When you are ready to make the frittas, add the romano cheese to your alfredo sauce and keep warm on the stove.
You also want to warm your marinara sauce as well.
3). In another saucepan on medium heat- pour half the jar of marinara in the saucepan. Keep warm till ready to serve.
Serving our frittas
When you are ready to serve, you want to remove them from the freezer. (If they were in there longer than an hour it is OK). Let them sit out till on the plate for approx 15 min.
4). Get out 2 different bowls. One bowl you want 2 beaten eggs inside, and the second bowl you want to mix your breadcrumbs in with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Set your 2 bowls aside.
5). After the 15 minutes has passed and you are ready to make the lasagna fritta's, you want to heat up your fryer. If you do not have a fryer than you want to get a big saucepan and fill with enough canola oil to cover the lasagna fritta.
6). Gently dip your lasagna fritta in the egg, and then the breadcrumbs. You want to coat your fritta very well, and make sure you get the top and the end coated.Do each Fritta and set verticle on the plate standing up.
7). When your oil is heated and ready to fry, gently fry your fritta just till light brown. Set on a paper towel to drain, until all fritta's are done.
Serving our Fritta's
This is the best part!
1). Get out your serving plate and lightly coat the bottom 1st with marinara sauce, and 2nd with the Alfredo sauce.
2). Set your fritta's vertical on the plate standing up. Line each fritta on the serving plate, and lightly drizzle Alfredo sauce down the middle, and lightly drizzle marinara sauce down the middle. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan over the fritta's, and Ola you have an Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta masterpiece.
If you love this recipe- try Olive gardens Shrimp Caprese recipe. Succulent shrimp encased in a basil cream sauce. It is so delicious and easy to make at home. It will go great with the Lasagna Fritta's as an main course.
Simple way to grate cheese.
Storing your left over cheese
If you have lots of cheese left over- like I always do. You want to freeze the remainder cheese.
Just cut the cheese into sections, and stick it in separate freezer bags. A day before you want to use the cheese just let it thaw out in the refrigerator. Use the cheese immediately.
Note: Parmesan cheese is the only cheese that you can freeze grated due to its texture. All other cheeses freeze in sections or cubes.
Awesome Cheese grater!
Candice on February 20, 2020:
Can you use an air fryer instead of oil?
Susan on February 16, 2020:
Just made this last night for dinner with guests and everyone really loved it! Thanks for the yummy recipe!
Marilyn on December 29, 2018:
What temperature on fryer?
Brian Moose Girton on December 23, 2018:
I could only find fresh mozzarella and Romano cheese... I had to buy freshly grated Parmesan and Assiago... You said it makes a big difference. Should I even try use what I have or should I just make something else?
Jackie on February 09, 2018:
If you make a day ahead and freeze them, do you cook the same as making them fresh?
Amy Goldstein (author) from Chesterfield on December 20, 2017:
After step: Gently dip your lasagna fritta in the egg, and then the breadcrumbs. You want to coat your fritta very well, and make sure you get the top and the end coated.Do each Fritta and set verticle on the plate standing up.
You can then put on a plate and put right in freezer. When ready to fry just let them de-thaw a few minutes and fry. This way you made them ahead of time- and just fried them when needed. You can keep the rest in the freezer.
Linda on December 20, 2017:
Have you ever made this recipe the day before and then reheated it to serve the next day? If so, how did it turn out and what did you do? I'm trying to avoid last minute entertaining prep. Thanks!
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on December 09, 2017:
This recipe looks divine and real easy to do. I'm going to try this recipe early next year. Thanks for the tips.
Amy on September 22, 2017:
I cant remember how many these makes- but I can tell you it is quite a few. I have left these fritas in the freezer already made frozen and popped them out when guest came. They were just as delicious as before. They also look so pretty on a plate and will "WOW" your guests.
INTRIGUE on September 21, 2017:
This is a wonderful recipe. Thankyou so much for sharing. I have started to collect novelty meals like these, making allot and freezing the extras for later. If I leave the fritas in the freezer for a month or so. Do you think I would ruin the flavor? (at the precooked stage, like you did in the recipie) and how many will this recipe yeild?
Elizabeth Brandyberry on May 15, 2017:
Can you freeze the egg/cheese mixture. This recipe called for way more than I needed.
Jeri on March 10, 2017:
Hello, for anyone who isn't big on ricotta cheese you can use cream cheese instead. Ricotta can be strong and take over. Not a fan but with cream cheese in place and all other cheese recipe calls for still so delicious. Taste no different to be honest.
kayla on March 05, 2017:
You left out the part about how to bread them after taking them from the freezer. I'm making these tonight for a family party! Hoping they're relish!
Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on May 15, 2016:
Yum, sounds so good, thanks for sharing!
Amanda on October 03, 2015:
About how many frittas does this recipe make? I'm going to definitely make this my next day off!
Randy on August 05, 2015:
Just tried it tonight and it was the bomb diggady !! Had it smelling like olive garden up in here!!
Marinda Seiwell from Pennsylvania on March 18, 2015:
These look awesome ! Great Hub !
Laura on January 16, 2015:
Oops! You left the lasagna noodles out of the ingredient list!! I haven't tried these yet, but they look like what I had at the restaurant!
Brandon Hart from Atlanta, Georgia, USA on January 09, 2014:
Those look amazing. I had some at Olive Garden and I loved them. I can't wait to try the recipe on my own.
Chantele and Julie from Wales on November 14, 2013:
Oh they sound so so good!
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on September 15, 2013:
Sounds delicious. I have the offical recipe for the Bolognese sauce and Zuppa Tuscana....both come very close. Thank you for sharing this hub with everyone. One of my favorites on their menu :)
Jackie Jacobs from USA on September 05, 2013:
I was actually just at Olive Garden and I loved the Fritta there. I hope I like these just as much. Thanks! Voted up!
lisa on January 24, 2013:
these were fantastic :-) super close to olive garden! The only thing I changed was to use an egg wash to dip the frozen frittas in before frying. I generally prefer that to a heavy plain egg. Next time I will definitely cut down on the ricotta as well. Overall 5 stars though! Great great!
seaceasar on October 02, 2012:
so glad i found this, was gonna make a trip up to olive garden today :) would love to make this...i swear i can eat this and nothing else if only.
audra on May 25, 2012:
I literally JUST finished frying these up. I sampled one (after patiently waiting for it to cool!) and they're delicious!! The lasagna I bought was maybe long enough that I was able to get two frittas out of each piece and had quite a bit of cheese mixture left over (which I've frozen for a future batch!) Great recipe! Thanks!
Amy Goldstein (author) from Chesterfield on April 05, 2012:
It is so good- Once you make these- it will be a staple in your recipe book.
Amy Goldstein (author) from Chesterfield on March 27, 2012:
How did your lasagna Frittas turn out?
Movie Master from United Kingdom on September 07, 2011:
Now if Cloverleaf says they are good, they must be! (my daughter!)
Amazing photos again, I love lasagna and have never tried frittas, so looking forward to trying them out.
Many thanks for sharing.
Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on August 19, 2011:
I have enjoyed these frittas at Olive Garden, they are very good. Your recipe sounds spot-on!