Olive Garden Fried Lasagna is a traditional lasagna dish that is deep fried to perfection. This Italian dish is delicious and easy to make.

Fried Lasagna in a dish with marinara sauce on top

Copycat Olive Garden Fried Lasagna Recipe:

This Copycat Olive Garden recipe is one of our favorites to make. The lasagna is breaded, deep fried and then topped with marinara sauce. It is delicious, crunchy and flavorful. Made with simple ingredients and easy to make.

If you are looking for a comforting dinner and love fried lasagna from Olive Garden, then you will love this copycat recipe. Layers of meat, noodles and cheese all deep fried to perfection.

Lasagna is one of my favorite Italian dishes to make. The flavors and texture what makes this lasagna fritta a family favorite.

Fried Lasagna in a dish with marinara sauce on top

What is Fried Lasagna?

Fried Lasagna Olive Garden Recipe is on the appetizer menu listed as Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta. Rolled pasta dish that has the traditional lasagna ingredients that is fried instead of baked in the oven.

It is then served on top of alfredo sauce and then tomato sauce is served over the top. It is savory and fried to perfection. The flavors are blended perfectly and one of my go-to menu items.

If you love fried food, you might also like Fried Mac and Cheese Balls, Fried Pork Chops Recipe, or Fried Pork Chops Recipe.

Ingredients needed - Lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, cheese, pepper, italian seasoning, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, oil, alfredo sauce, marinara sauce

Ingredients: 

FOR THE LASAGNA: 

  • Lasagna Noodles 
  • Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese 
  • 3 Cheese Blend (parmesan, Romano and asiago mixture) 
  • Pepper 
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Large Eggs 

THE BREADING: 

  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Large Egg 
  • Milk 

FOR FRYING AND SERVING

  • Vegetable Oil (for frying) 
  • Alfredo Sauce 
  • Marinara Sauce 

How to Make Olive Garden Fried Lasagna: 

FOR THE LASAGNA: 

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the ricotta, 3 cheese blend, pepper, Italian seasoning and eggs.  
  • Boil the lasagna noodles based on the package instructions. Then rinse the noodles with cold water and trim off the ribboned edges on the noodles. 
  • Then spread the cheese mixture onto each noodle and fold each noodle into 2 inch pieces.  
  • Place the prepared noodles on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour. 
Rolling the lasagna noodles and placing on a baking sheet

FOR BREADING, FRYING AND SERVING: 

  • In a shallow bowl whisk together the egg and milk and then place the Panko Bread Crumbs in a separate shallow bowl. 
  • Dip the prepared lasagna bundles into the beaten egg mixture and then coat them with the bread crumbs.  Continue this process until all the lasagna bundles are coated with the breading. 
  • Then heat 2-3 inches of the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or saucepan until it’s approximately 350 degrees F.  Fry the lasagna bundles in the hot oil and fry each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.  Remove and place the fried lasagna on a plate lined with paper towels. 
The process of breading and frying lasagna
  • When serving, heat the Alfredo sauce and marinara sauce. Then spread the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a serving plate.  Place the fried lasagna pieces on top and drizzle the marinara sauce on top. 
Fried Lasagna in a dish with marinara sauce on top
  • Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!  
Fried Lasagna in a dish with marinara sauce on top

What to Serve with Fried Lasagna:

We like to serve fried lasagna as an appetizer when we making traditional dishes.

Recipe Tips:

  • Lasagna Noodles – Cook noodles al dente and then trim off ribbon part of noodle.
  • Freezing Noodles – After placing cheese on the cook noodles, place on the baking sheet to freeze. Freezing the noodles helps to bread them easier.
  • Hot Oil – Make sure oil is hot before placing breaded noodles into pan.
Fried Lasagna in a dish with marinara sauce on top

Recipe Variations:

  • Add Meat – You can also add browned ground beef or ground sausage to the marinara sauce when serving to change up the flavor.
  • Mix in Vegetables – You can add in squash, mushrooms or olives into the marinara sauce for added flavor and texture.
  • Cheese – Use different flavors of cheese to add different flavors to the fried lasagna.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers:

These are best served fresh as the breading mixture will get soft as the lasagna sits.  Fried lasagna rolls can be stored in the refrigerator but the texture might change. Place in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

When you are ready to serve again, I would recommend reheating in the air fried or oven to get that crispy texture.

Fried Lasagna in a dish with a bite on a fork

How to Freeze Fried Lasagna:

You can freeze fried lasagna leftovers or if they are uncooked. After you have placed them in the freezer for 1 hour, continue cooking and then place in a freezer safe container.

They will stay fresh for up to 2 months. Thaw completely overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the oven or air fryer.

Print Recipe here for Olive Garden Fried Lasagna:

Olive Garden Fried Lasagna

5 from 6 votes
Olive Garden Fried Lasagna is a traditional lasagna dish that is deep fried to perfection. This Italian dish is delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 664
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

FOR THE LASAGNA:

  • 10 Lasagna Noodles
  • 15 oz Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups 3 Cheese Blend parmesan, Romano and asiago mixture
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Large Eggs

FOR THE BREADING:

  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk

FOR FRYING AND SERVING:

  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 Jar Marinara Sauce

Instructions

FOR THE LASAGNA:

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the ricotta, 3 cheese blend, pepper, Italian seasoning and eggs.
  • Boil the lasagna noodles based on the package instructions. Then rinse the noodles with cold water and trim off the ribboned edges on the noodles.
  • Then spread the cheese mixture onto each noodle and fold each noodle into 2 inch pieces.
  • Place the prepared noodles on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.

FOR BREADING, FRYING AND SERVING:

  • In a shallow bowl whisk together the egg and milk and then place the Panko Bread Crumbs in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dip the prepared lasagna bundles into the beaten egg mixture and then coat them with the bread crumbs.  Continue this process until all the lasagna bundles are coated with the breading.
  • Then heat 2-3 inches of the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or saucepan until it’s approximately 350 degrees F.
  • Fry the lasagna bundles in the hot oil and fry each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.  Remove and place the fried lasagna on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • When serving, heat the Alfredo sauce and marinara sauce.
  • Then spread the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a serving plate.
  • Place the fried lasagna pieces on top and drizzle the marinara sauce on top.
  • Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh as the breading mixture will get soft as the lasagna sits.  
You can also add browned ground beef or ground sausage to the marinara sauce when serving to change up the flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 664kcal, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 32g, Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 186mg, Sodium 1326mg, Potassium 655mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 1217IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 507mg, Iron 4mg

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