Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Copycat

The Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden copycat recipe is easy. If you can make regular lasagna…then you can make the Lasagna also sometimes known as air fryer lasagna rolls.

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Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta Copycat Recipe

I love Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta. However, we are at least an hour away, and with the price of gas, who wants to drive that far just to eat?

Especially when you can easily make the recipe at home!

Most people think that it’s a complicated recipe. However, that is farthest from the truth.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

In fact, if you can make regular lasagna…then you can make the air fryer Fritta also sometimes known as air fryer lasagna rolls.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

What is a Fritta at Olive Garden

If you’ve never had the Fritta at Olive Garden, then you are in a for a real treat.

They are breaded pieces of lasagna that is deep-fried with a creamy filling inside and a crispy outside.

While we are air frying ours today, you can also deep fry them if you have a deep fryer. However, these came out just as good.

In other words, they are just deep-fried lasagna noodles filled with lasagna filling.

Is Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Fried

I chose to make these in the air fryer mainly because my Ninja Foodi is my go-to kitchen appliance.

You can, however, pan fry them too if you prefer.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

So let’s get started and get cooking.

Does Lasagna Fritta in Olive Garden Have Meat

The short answer is yes. While there is no meat inside the fritta, it does have meat sauce in addition to the alfredo sauce on the top.

Serves 4

Prep time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 20 minutes

Air Fryer Lasagna Ingredients

  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Italian seasoning plus some for garnish
  • Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan Romano Shredded Cheese
  • Jar of Spaghetti sauce with meat (or you can make your own)
  • Jar of Alfredo sauce (or make your own)
  • Butter
Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

What to Serve with Lasagna

  • Arugula Salad – Beet Salad with Arugula and Balsamic Vinaigrette is bright and savory. Tangy citrus pairs well with peppery arugula and warm savory roasted beets. A bit of goat cheese adds creaminess and some heft, and if you have them on hand, some nuts like pecans or walnuts add a great texture.
  • Green Salad – Add some bell pepper, thin slices of shredded cheese, and some black pepper, and you will have a little bit of extra flavor. It’s a simple side dish.
  • Caesar salad – While this might not be the healthiest salad because of the obvious…bacon, it will be the best one you ever had.
  • Green beans casserole bites (an easy side dish) – Individual Green Bean Casserole Bites are a twist on the traditional casserole dish and are another favorite one-pot meal with an amazing flavor. The individual servings make it perfect for any size gathering.
  • Green Vegetables such as Asparagus is an easy alfredo pasta sides. Crisp, tender, and sweet asparagus, perfect every time! Asparagus is easy to overcook, but not anymore! This no-fail Sous Vide Asparagus recipe is the only one you need. It’s lightly seasoned and finished with a dash of fresh lemon juice.
  • Potato Wedges – Homemade french fries are always better than store bought frozen. 
  • Golden brown French Fries always complements juicy chicken. The best things is that you can dip them in the creamy white sauce for the perfect recipe.
  • Onion Rings – Fresh onion slices dredged in Italian Style breadcrumbs and air fried until crispy and perfectly golden.
  • Green Beans – When you are in need of a quick and easy side dish that is both healthy and delicious these Garlic Butter Green Beans are absolute perfection! Fresh green beans steamed to just tender crisp and then tossed in freshly melted garlic butter is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
  • Homemade Breadsticks – Homemade Breadsticks with Butter and Garlic. These soft breadsticks use butter and are perfect as a side dish for dinner served with pasta, soup or salad
  • If you want to keep it on the lighter side, you can serve it with any type of fresh salads.
  • Sauteed Vegetables with Italian Seasoning – Sauteed vegetables are one of the the most classic of vegetable side dishes and quite nutritious. The quick and easy Italian seasoned vegetables recipe can make a simple rotisserie chicken into a great low carb meal. Carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, broccoli and onion all taste better together!
  • Italian Cheese Buns Recipe – Italian Cheese buns are so mouthwatering and delightful. These buns are filled with Cheddar Cheese and Italian seasoning and great for dipping in the cheesy sauce. It’s a great side dish for weeknight meals when you’re short on time and a perfect chicken alfredo side dishes.
  • Bacon Roasted Potatoes – Another favorite of our chicken alfredo side dishes is this simple side dish is made by roasting potatoes in bacon fat for added flavor! These Bacon Roasted Potatoes recipe are sprinkled with bacon, cheddar cheese, and parsley and roasted until crispy making an easy, irresistible side dish.
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Bites – Impress your guests with the best appetizer! Air Fryer Zucchini Bites are a savory little bite that everyone with compliment you on. They are simple, cheesy, and air fried!
  • Slow Roasted Onions – These slow roasted onions are an easy, flavourful, budget-friendly side dish that can be prepared in advance. They’re perfect for the holidays or whenever you’re craving some sweet, caramelized oniony goodness. This dish is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo diet-friendly.
  • Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts – Crispy and tender Brussels sprouts made in the air fryer! These easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are a perfect healthy side dish you can make in minutes! Made without oil and seasoned how you want, beautifully crispy roasted outside and soft tender inside for one delicious bite! Turn even the pickiest of eaters into a Brussels sprout lover with this recipe!

While any of our 55 Chicken Alfredo Side Dishes are a great choice, you might have something else in mind.

Please leave a comment below to tell us what you like to serve with it.

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

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How Do You Make Lasagna Fritta Recipe

Start by boiling your lasagna noodles al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

While the noodles are cooking, place your bread crumbs in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter, half the package of Parmesan Romano Shredded Cheese, 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning, and microwave until the butter is melted.

Mix well and set aside.

In another bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, the package of Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, and 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning.

Next, cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay your noodles in a few rows.

Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese mixture along the lasagna noodle keeping it away from the edges.

Roll up the noodle gently and stop 2 inches before the end.

Bring up the end and tuck it under the rolled-up noodle to seal it in.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

Continue until all eight noodles are done.

Space them evenly apart on the cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, create your dredging station.

Scramble your eggs in a bowl, fill another bowl with your flour, and place your microwaved bread crumbs next to it.

Dredge in eggs, flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs.

Place a parchment round in the bottom of the Air Fryer and place your Lasagna Fritta rollups in the basket.

Leave room in between so the air can get all the sides. I can fit comfortably in my NInja Foodi but if your air fryer is bigger, then place 3 or 4 by all means.

You can also mist them with an oil spritzer to help brown them more.

Air fry for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Flip and air fry for about another 20 minutes.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

Pan Fried Lasagna Fritta

Bread the air fryer rolls as you do for the Air Fryer. You do not, however, need to brown your bread crumbs in the microwave.

Heat about 2 inches of oil in your pan.

Carefully place your lasagna fritta rolls in the hot oil.

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

Fry for about 4 minutes or until lightly browned.

Flip and fry for about another 4 minutes or until browned.

Place in your air fryer basket at 350 degrees and air fry for about 15 minutes on each side.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

How many calories are in an Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta recipe and Printable Recipe Card

Yield: 8

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden CopycatRecipe

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

The Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden copycat recipe is easy. If you can make regular lasagna...then you can make the air fryer Lasagna Fritta also sometimes known as air fryer lasagna rolls.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 Lasagna Noodles (1 extra in case one rips)
  • 1 Container of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Package of Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 tsp. of Italian seasoning plus some for garnish
  • 2 cups Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 package Parmesan Romano Shredded Cheese
  • Jar of Spaghetti sauce with meat (or you can make your own)
  • Jar of Alfredo sauce (or make your own)
  • 4 tsp. Butter

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling your lasagna noodles al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  2. While the noodles are cooking, place your bread crumbs in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter, half the package of Parmesan Romano Shredded Cheese, 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning, and microwave until the butter is melted. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  3. Mix well and set aside. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  4. In another bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, the package of Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, and 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  5. Next, cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay your noodles in a few rows. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  6. Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese mixture along the lasagna noodle keeping it away from the edges. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  7. Roll up the noodle gently and stop 2 inches before the end. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  8. Bring up the end and tuck it under the rolled-up noodle to seal it in. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  9. Continue until all eight noodles are done. Space them evenly apart on the cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  10. Meanwhile, create your dredging station. Scramble your eggs in a bowl and place your microwaved bread crumbs next to it. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  11. Dredge in eggs, flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  12. Place a parchment round in the bottom of the Air Fryer and place your Lasagna Fritta rollups in the basket. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  13. Leave room in between so the air can get all the sides. I can fit comfortably in my NInja Foodi but if your air fryer is bigger, then place 3 or 4 by all means. You can also mist them with an oil spritzer to help brown them more. Air fry for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Flip and air fry for about another 20 minutes. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  14. Top with alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

Pan Fried Lasagna Fritta

  1. Bread the air fryer lasagna rolls as you do for the Air Fryer. You do not, however, need to brown your bread crumbs in the microwave. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in your pan. Carefully place your lasagna fritta rolls in the hot oil. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  3. Fry for about 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip and fry for about another 4 minutes or until browned. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  4. Place in your air fryer basket at 350 degrees and air fry for about 15 minutes on each side. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat
  5. Place on a bed of spaghetti sauce. Top with Alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Enjoy! Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Olive Garden Copycat

Notes

Is Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta Fried

I chose to make these in the air fryer mainly because my Ninja Foodi is my go-to kitchen appliance.

You can, however, pan fry them too if you prefer.

Does Lasagna Fritta in Olive Garden Have Meat

The short answer is yes. While there is no meat inside the Olive Garden lasagna fritta, it does have meat sauce in addition to the alfredo sauce on the top.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 780Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 260mgSodium 1056mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 6gSugar 7gProtein 35g

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