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Olive Garden Lasagna Dip


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Olive Garden Lasagna Dip can be made in your Instant Pot, Crockpot or oven. It’s got Italian sausage, marinara sauce and 3 types of cheeses. It’s a perfect companion to warm breadsticks.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting (“more”). When display says HOT add in the sausage and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. 
  2. Add in the marinara sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Stir and heat through. Turn off sauté setting.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta and parmesan cheese. Spoon over the top of the marinara sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top.
  4. Place air fryer lid on top and cook for 3 minutes at 350 degrees. If you don’t have an air fryer lid you can put the normal lid on top and set the pot to “keep warm” for 10-15 minutes. 
  5. Serve dip with breadsticks or garlic bread. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Brown sausage for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease and add sausage into the slow cooker. 
  2. Stir in the marinara sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. 
  3. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta and parmesan cheese. Spoon over the top of the marinara sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top. Cover and cook on high for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve dip with breadsticks or garlic bread. 

Oven Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Brown sausage for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Stir in the marinara sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sauce into a baking dish (you may use a 8×8 inch baking dish or a round casserole corningware dish). 
  4. In a bowl, stir together the ricotta and parmesan cheese. Spoon over the top of the marinara sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake uncovered for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Serve dip with breadsticks, garlic bread or sliced baguettes. 
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Instant Pot, slow cooker or oven