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    Olive Garden 5-Cheese Lasagna (Copycat Recipe)

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    Teresa M's Note:

    Really good lasagna! If you love Olive Garden's 5-cheese lasagna then you'll love this one! We like it with 1/2 lb. ground beef and 1/2 lb. Italian sausage in it.

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    • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • 1 cup spinach lasagna noodles or 1 cup regular lasagna noodle, if unavailable
    • marinara sauce, as desired
    • extra parmesan cheese, freshly grated


    1. 1
      Melt butter with medium heat in heavy 1 quart saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add flour and stir until well blended; cook until frothy.
    3. 3
      Add milk, stirring constantly with wire whisk as mixture comes to a simmer.
    4. 4
      Cook and stir until thickened (3-4 minutes).
    5. 5
      Chill while mixing other ingredients.
    6. 6
      Drain and mince tomatoes and garlic.
    7. 7
      Place other cheese filling ingredients in 3-quart mixing bowl with tomatoes and garlic.
    8. 8
      Add 1-1/2 cups of cooled cream sauce and mix until well blended.
    9. 9
      Refrigerate, reserving 1/2-cup for later use.
    10. 10
      Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.
    11. 11
      Cool under cold water and drain.
    12. 12
      Place 3 lasagna noodles in a 9x13x2 lightly oiled baking dish, overlapping slightly.
    13. 13
      Spread 1-1/2 cups cheese filling over noodles; sprinkle with one cup mozzarella and 1/4-cup fontina cheese.
    14. 14
      Repeat pasta and cheese layering; top with remaining three lasagna noodles.
    15. 15
      Spread 1/2-cup of reserved cream sauce over top and cover lightly with foil.
    16. 16
      Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 1 hour.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2003


      This was one of the most distinguished and satisfying lasagnas I have had. The variety of cheeses combined with a stove-top cream come together in a flavorful burst of palate-pleasing surprises! The actual prep time and cook time of this recipe was far easier than I had expected and the ingredients should all be readily available anywhere. I chose to omit the marina sauce and just go for a cheese lasagna with only the sun dried tomatos. However, a few of my guests adore marina, so all I did was serve a side bowl of marina sauce with the lasagna and those who desired the marina could simply drizzle their servings. A wonderful recipe. Thanks so much!

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    • on February 22, 2010


      A marvelous dish with excellent flavour. I took heed of the fact many commented on the lack of white sauce and doubled the recipe. I had just enough. This will become a special treat in my house. I found another recipe site with this recipe and found that the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of fontina to be devided evenly and spread between the layers of the lasagna with mozzarella. I only gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because in my heart healthy home this recipe is going to be a once in a while dish.

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    • on October 29, 2008


      Very good. Kids gobbled it up, too! NOTE THAT THE FONTINA CHEESE ISN'T IN THE INGREDIENT LIST. It was delicious even without! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Olive Garden 5-Cheese Lasagna (Copycat Recipe)

    Serving Size: 1 (261 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 570.4
    Calories from Fat 376
    Total Fat 41.8 g
    Saturated Fat 25.0 g
    Cholesterol 209.2 mg
    Sodium 958.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 36.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    spinach lasagna noodles

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