Cheese Lasagna like Olive Garden's®
Prep. Time: 1:45
cup butter OR margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk - low-fat okay
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes - minced
1 Tbls. minced garlic
3 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
12 lasagna noodles - prepared as directed, cooled
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup fontina cheese
marinara/spaghetti sauce - to top
grated Parmesan cheese - to top
-Melt butter over medium heat in heavy, 1 quart saucepan.
-Add flour and stir until well-blended; cook until
-Add milk, stirring constantly with wire whisk as mixture
comes to a simmer.
-Cook and stir until thickened (3-4 minutes).
-Refrigerate while mixing other ingredients.
-Drain and mince tomatoes and place in 3 quart mixing
-Add garlic, ricotta, eggs, Parmesan, Romano, salt, and
pepper to bowl.
-Add 1 1/2 cups of cooled cream sauce and mix until well
-Refrigerate, reserving 1/2 cup for later use.
-Place 3 lasagna noodles in a 9" X 13" X
2" lightly oiled baking dish, overlapping slightly.
-Spread 1 1/2 cups cheese filling over noodles; sprinkle
with one cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup fontina cheese.
-Repeat pasta and cheese layering three more times; top
with remaining three lasagna noodles.
-Spread 1/2 cup of reserved cream sauce over top and
cover lightly with aluminum foil.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
-Remove from oven and keep warm at least 30 minutes
-Serve topped with hot marinara and Parmesan cheese.
Notes: Can be refrigerated a day before baking
Make It A Meal: Serve with
Zuppa Toscana Soup
like Olive Garden's®
and Bruschette like Carrabba's®.
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is the best lasagna ever! My whole family LOVED
roommate and I love this...its filling and
suits the needs between guests who are omnivorous
or herbivores and everyone gets full! We
like to make this for ppl that are moving since
it keeps so well and is good for replenishing
those empty bellies! Thank you!
Girlfriend wanted to try cooking something new,
so she made the 5 cheese Lasagna that is on your
website, the one from Olive Garden. It was by far
the most excellent lasagna I have ever eaten.
Lasagna is my favorite food, and now I have a
recipe that will be well used.
family enjoyed this recipe so much, they forced
me into buying your cookbook. A truly wonderful
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