Fried Lasagna Bites

Cuisine : Italian
Calories : 940
Type : Non Vegetarian
Serving Size : 4 to 6
Course : Appetizer
Preparation Time : 35  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
2 Sweet Italian sausage 1/2 Pound
3 Ground beef 1/2
4 Italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
5 White onion 1/4 Cup
6 Basil leaves 1/4 Cup
7 Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
8 Red pepper 1 Tablespoon
9 Mozzarella cheese 1 Pound
10 Cottage cheese 1 Quart
11 All-purpose flour 2 Cup
12 Tomato sauce 8 Ounces
13 Plain bread crumbs 2 Cup
14 Manicotti shells 14 to 16
15 Egg 3

Recipe Details
It is so delicious! It is Parmesan-breaded lasagna pieces, fried and served over Alfredo sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. 

Cooking Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta, cook for 6 minutes, then drain and spread out on a sheet pan to cool.
  • Heat a large saute pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, ground beef and onions; saute for 3 minutes. Add the Italian seasoning, basil and black pepper. Cook for about 8 more minutes, until the meat has browned. Stir in 1/2 cup of canned tomato sauce and cook until heated through. Set mixture aside to cool in a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the canned sauce into saute pan and stir in the red peeper flakes
  • Fold the mozzarella and cottage cheese and into the cooled meat mixture. Stuff each cannelloni shell with the meat mixture and then place the shells in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up. When ready to fry, slice shells into thirds.
  • Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls.
  • Dredge the shells in the flour, then eggs, and then bread crumbs.
  • Fry the bites until they are golden brown and crispy; about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels

Garnishing Instructions
Not Available.

Serving Instructions
serve with the spicy tomato sauce.

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