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Olive Garden Copycat Lasagna Fritta in the Air Fryer is the ultimate appetizer or dinner to serve up your family. Tender pasta that is stuffed and then breaded and air fried to crispy perfection. 

Serve with some marinara sauce, and dive right in. I guarantee you can’t eat just one of these lasagna frittas. You can add meat to the recipe or do meatless for a vegetarian option. 

Olive Garden Copy Cat Lasagna Fritta Air Fryer

How to make Lasagna Fritta in your air fryer

  • Mix together cheeses, egg, and parsley
Cheese mix for Lasagna fritta
  • Cook pasta as directed on package
  • Place ricotta mix in the center of the noodles.
Ricotta in center of pasta

  • Fold lasagna noodle around the cheese mix
Food Lasagna Noodle around cheese
  • Coat with flour, egg, and panko.
  • Freeze for one hour
Frozen Lasagna Fritta

  • Air Fry
Lasagna Fritta in Air Fryer

Olive Garden Copycat Lasagna Fritta

Are you a fan of ordering these at Olive Garden? If you said yes, you are not alone. It is a guilty pleasure of mine to enjoy. Even when I am watching what I eat, I can’t say no to this incredible Italian dish. 

Lasagna Fritta on a fork

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What Is A Lasagna Fritta

For me, the easiest way to explain a lasagna fritta is a deep-fried lasagna. But, since we are not deep frying here, you will opt to air fry. Air frying will give you that exact crunch but without all the excess oil that you would have cooked it in. This is a slightly healthier version if you will to a classic recipe. 

I wouldn’t classify this recipe as healthy by any means, thanks to the pasta, cheese and breading. But since you air fryer over deep fry it is called “healthier”. 

Olive Garden Copy Cat Lasagna Fritta Air Fryer

How To Prevent Frittas From Sticking To Air Fryer Tray 

You will find that it is not recommended to use a cooking spray to coat your basket or air fryer trays. It can hurt the enamel. But you can buy a spritz bottle that you can pour regular oil in to spritz onto your basket or tray that will help prevent your breaded lasagna from sticking to the tray. 

Also use a spatula to gently lift up the frittas so that you can hopefully remove without removing any of the breading. 

Olive Garden Copy Cat Lasagna Fritta Air Fryer on plate

Do Leftover Lasanga Frittas Store Well 

Like any coated food you will find these are best when served fresh. If you do end up having some leftover you will simply store in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Allow them to cool down before you place in the fridge or it will create condensation on the container making the frittas soggy. 

Then eat them cold or top to reheat them in the oven, air fryer, or toss in the microwave for a quick reheat. If you opt to reheat in the oven, cover with aluminum foil at first so they don’t overcook and dry out. 

Olive Garden Lasagna Fritta

Can I Pan Fry These Lasagna Frittas Instead Of Air Frying 

Yes, you will prep the exact same way, and then instead of air frying, you can simply heat a pan with oil and then drop them in. Cook until the coating on the outside is nice and brown, flipping halfway through cooking. Depending on how much oil you use and how hot your oil is will depend on cook time. 

Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta

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Olive Garden Copy Cat Lasagna Fritta Air Fryer
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Olive Garden Copy Cat Lasagna Fritta Air Fryer

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Olive Garden Copycat Lasagna Fritta in the Air Fryer is the ultimate appetizer or dinner to serve up your family. Tender pasta that is stuffed and then breaded and air fried to crispy perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of lasagna noodles
  • 8 oz whole milk ricotta
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese 
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbs parsley
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Cook lasagna noodles as package directions
  2. Mix together ricotta, mozzarella, parsley, and egg
  3. place noodle in a T shape.
  4. place a large scoop of ricotta in the center as pictured above
  5. Cross the pasta over the top of the cheese
  6. Now make a station to bread your lasagna
  7. with a bowl of flour, bowl of egg, and bowl of panko.
  8. Dip each lasagna first in flour, next egg, last panko bread crumbs
  9. place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  10. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees
  11. Spray generously with olive oil
  12. Cook for 10 minutes on air fry
  13. Flip over and spray Continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

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