Who’s ready to eat! Make Olive Garden’s FAMOUS 5-Cheese Lasagna at-home with this copycat recipe! From full meals to appetizers, and sauces, CDKitchen.com shares TONS of copycat recipes from your favorite restaurants and Olive Garden’s lasagna is a popular one. This recipe serves for 6, so there will be plenty of leftovers to enjoy again. Let’s get to cooking, see the ingredients and directions to make the copycat Olive Garden 5-Cheese lasagna recipe below!
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, oil packed
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup spinach lasagna noodles or regular if unavailable
4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup fontina cheese, shredded
extra Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Prepare the cream sauce by melting the butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour until blended. Cook, stirring, until bubbly.
While stirring with a wire whisk, add the milk and continue to stir until the sauce comes to a boil.
Cook and stir until thickened, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, drain and mince the sun-dried tomatoes.
Combine the tomatoes, garlic, ricotta, eggs, Parmesan, Romano, salt and pepper in a 3-quart mixing bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of the cooled cream sauce and mix well to blend. Refrigerate the cheese filling and remaining cream sauce.
Cook the lasagna noodles as directed on the package. Drain.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place three of the noodles in the bottom of a 9×13 greased baking dish. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the chilled cheese filling over the noodles. Top with 1 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup fontina. Repeat pasta and cheese layers three more times. Top with remaining noodles.
Spread the 1/2 cup of reserved cream sauce over the top. Cover the dish with foil.
Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Remove from oven and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes before serving. Top with additional parmesan when serving if desired.
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