Lasagna Dip with air fryer pasta chips is a seriously cheesy and delicious appetizer that will wow your guests!
Incredible Lasagna Dip
We are so excited to present you — LASAGNA DIP. This lasagna dip is so cheesy, luscious, and so perfect for any party or gathering.
What is lasagna dip? Lasagna dip is exactly what it sounds like –> all of the innards of lasagna without the noodles. It’s made with a meaty marinara sauce and tons of cheese (3 different kinds of cheese to be exact).
Don’t worry, this dip is 100% noodle-less because we’re serving it up with our homemade Air Fryer Pasta Chips for an epic scoop and crunch.
What You Need
- Parmesan: parmesan is a lasagna classic. We’re using grated.
- Mozzarella: mozzarella cheese makes for an incredible “cheese pull,” which is what this recipe is topped with.
- Ricotta: ricotta cheese is so light and fluffy and truly makes this dip so luscious.
The Other Stuff
- Ground beef and Italian sausage: these are the two ground meats used. Feel free to use all of one or switch one out for a different meat.
- Garlic: it wouldn’t be lasagna without garlic.
- Spices: the dried spices we’re using are thyme, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Feel free to swap it out for an Italian seasoning.
- Marinara sauce: we’re keeping this simple — choose your favorite jarred marinara sauce for this dip.
- Fresh basil: the cherry on this cake is fresh basil!
How to Make Lasagna Dip
Combine parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese. Set aside.
Add the ground beef and pork into a nonstick skillet and cook until browned.
Add Garlic & Onion
Add garlic, onion, and spices to the meat and continue cooking.
Add a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and then bring to a simmer.
Transfer to Dish
Transfer 1/3 of the meat sauce into a baking dish. then, dollop on 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat 2 more times until all sauce and cheese has been used.
Before baking, sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella cheese. Then, bake at 425ºF for 15-20 minutes.
Serve lasagna dip with fresh chopped basil with your favorite cracker or air fryer pasta chips.
Make it vegetarian: swap the ground meats for a plant-based ground to make this vegetarian!
Switch up the meat: feel free to use all of the same meat or a cominbation of ground meats. Ground chicken, turkey, pork, and beef all work.
Make it dairy-free: JUST KIDDING
Transfer the cooled dip into an airetight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2.5 cups shredded mozzarella divided
- 16 oz. whole milk ricotta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ lb. ground beef
- 1 lb. mild Italian sausage
- 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 24 oz. jar of marinara sauce
- 6 leaves fresh basil sliced thinly
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF and spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a bowl mix together parmesan, 1.5 cups of mozzarella, and ricotta. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
- Then, add ground beef and Italian sausage and saute until beef is fully browned.
- Next, add minced garlic, onion, dried spices, salt, and pepper and cook until garlic becomes fragrant-- about 1 minute.
- Add the jar of marinara sauce and bring to a simmer.
- Spread ⅓ of the meaty marinara sauce onto the bottom of the greased baking dish.
- Next, dollop spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture on top of the meat mixture, using around ⅓ of the cheese.
- Repeat 2 more times.
- For the top layer, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and then dollop the rest of the ricotta mixture.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese melts and is bubbly.
- Before serving, top with thin slices of fresh basil. Serve with pasta chips, fresh bread, or crostini.
Tips & Notes
- We used mild Italian sausage, but hot could also be used to kick it up a notch.
- Another way to spice up this dip is to add crushed red pepper to the mix of spices used.