Lasagna Bites

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Lasagna Bites, bite size spinach lasagna pieces, seasoned, breaded and fried, served with marinara dipping sauce for delicious summer movie-time snack.

Whenever I have my friends and family coming over for weekend movie time, I always ready some easy snack options which kids and adults will equally enjoy. Since everyone loves lasagna, these bite size Italian favorites were my first choice for a very special family spending summer vacation with us.

Lasagna Bites are not so spicy yet very flavorful with crispy coating, sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and warm marinara sauce for dipping! Plus it is very easy to fry a batch for snacking anytime. Just 10 minutes prep and this delicious snack fly from kitchen to snack table!

My husband's childhood friend is visiting us with family, his wife and 2 little kids, this summer. Other than their long list of recipes from my blog that they want me to cook for them ... I have also received email of must-watch summer movies list. :) (best way to entertain kids during summer vacation - outings and kid's fa...

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 14-16 Lasagna Bites Serves: 5
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.

Ingredients

    Lasagna Bites

  • 500 Grams Lasagna (about 20 ounce, cooked spinach lasagna, to yield 14-15 bites, refrigerated overnight)
  • 1.5 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Egg(s)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (or mix of 1/4 tsp parsley, 1/4 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 marjoram )
  • 2 Cup Breadcrumbs (preferably, panko)
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Canola Oil (for frying)
  • For Serving

  • Parmesan Cheese (grated, as per liking)
  • 2 Cup Marinara Sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic (minced)
  • Parsley (or basil, handful fresh leaves, chopped)

Directions

  • 1. Slice lasagna into 14-15 bite size pieces. You can also use package spinach lasagna. cook and then refrigerate for 20 minutes so it is easy to cut into pieces.
    Additional Notes:
    If using fresh homemade lasagna, it is best to make it night before and refrigerate overnight. This yields firm pieces which are easier to cut and fry.
  • 2. Set oil to heat in a dutch pan or deep fryer. In three medium bowls/plates, add flour, eggs, an breadcrumbs seperatly. Season breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Also season flour and eggs with generous 1/4 tsp each of salt and black peppers.
  • 3. Dredge each lasagna bite into flour, then egg wash. Shake off access and then roll in bread crumbs.
    Additional Notes:
    For faster and cleaner frying. First bread all lasgana pieces and place on a parchment lined sheet. Then fry all bites in 2-3 batches.
  • 4. Fry lasagna bites until these are golden brown and crispy from all sides; about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 5. Drain on plate lined with paper towel. Repeat for all sliced lasagna. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.
  • 6. For marinara dipping sauce, heat olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and perfume the oil for 30 seconds. (don't let garlic burn). Add marinara sauce, half of chopped basil and let it heat through. Remove in serving bowl. Serve family-style in a big platter with sauce. Or serve family movie-style in individual cups with a few tbsp of marinara sauce at bottom of each cup. Serve and enjoy the movie!
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