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5 Cheese Lasagna like Olive Garden's
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Serves: 12
Prep. Time:

1/4 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
3 eggs
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

Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry

-Melt butter over medium heat in heavy, 1 quart saucepan.
-Add flour and stir until well-blended; cook until frothy.
-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 bowl.
-Add garlic, ricotta, eggs, Parmesan, Romano, salt, and pepper to bowl.
-Add 1 1/2 cups of cooled cream sauce and mix until well blended.
-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 before serving.
-Serve topped with hot marinara and Parmesan cheese.

Notes: Can be refrigerated a day before baking if desired.

Make It A Meal: Serve with Zuppa Toscana Soup like Olive Garden's and Bruschette like Carrabba's.

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(5) Visitor Comments:

  • This is the best lasagna ever! My whole family LOVED it

  • My roommate and I love’s 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!

  • My 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.

  • It was awesome!

  • My family enjoyed this recipe so much, they forced me into buying your cookbook. A truly wonderful lasagne!

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