Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls

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Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls are a fun twist on traditional lasagna.  They are individually sized carb bowls filled with all that lasagna goodness. I think these are a great idea for parties, showers, family get-togethers, etc.  I love that portions are already figured out, so if you know how many you need to serve, it’s easy to plan ahead.  Another creative lasagna option are my Creamy Pesto Sauce Chicken Lasagna Rollups with Garlic Basil Sauce.

Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls on a wooden board.

Lasagna Bread Bowl Ingredients

  • rolls
  • butter
  • garlic
  • salt
  • lasagna noodles
  • Parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • eggs
  • Italian sausage or ground beef
  • marinara sauce
  • mozzarella cheese

These Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls are hearty and easily make a meal on its own or is perfectly paired with a salad. I love that a lot of the prep can be done in advance.

Bread bowls filled with lasagna filling and cheese on a wooden board.

How to Make Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowl

Prep the lasagna noodles as directed on the box. You can coat them with a little olive oil after they are prepped so they don’t stick together.

Browning Italian Sausage

Brown the Italian sausage and then add the pasta sauce to the browned meat. I just used my favorite tomato marinara sauce, but you can make homemade sauce if you prefer.

Ricotta, Parmesan and egg mixed together.

In a mixing bowl, add Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and an egg. Mix until they’re thoroughly combined.

Hollowed out rolls with garlic butter.

Cut the tops off the Italian rolls.  With your fingers press bread insides into the bottom and sides to hollow out a space for your lasagna filling.  Brush with garlic butter that you’ve made.

Roll with lasagna noodle and cheese mixture.

Lay a lasagna noodle inside the roll. Add a layer of ricotta cheese mixture on top of the lasagna noodle.

Fold the pasta over the cheese, add ¼ cup meat sauce and fold rest of the noodle over the top. Top the bowl with a slice of mozzarella cheese.

Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls before they are cooked.

Repeat until all 12 rolls are finished.  Wrap each roll in aluminum foil and bake.

Bread bowl filled with lasagna.

Look at that cheesy goodness!!!

Inside the Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowl.

And the inside is filled with all lasagna goodness you love – Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, noodle and of course sauce. This lasagna bowl recipe is fun to make and can be customized. Some ideas:

  • fresh mozzarella cheese balls on top of the bowls
  • you could use loaves of bread, like a French bread and create bigger versions.
  • finish the tops with fresh parsley
  • add any additional Italian season or spices (like red pepper flakes) that you like
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Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls on a wooden board.

Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowls

Delicious Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowl! Such a delicious take on lasagna with all the lasagna goodness stuffed inside the bread bowl.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes


  • 12 large Italian rolls
  • 12 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese sliced into 12 equal slices


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Prepare 12 lasagna noodles according to the package.
  • Brown the Italian sausage over medium-high heat. The add pasta sauce and mix until combined.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Cut the very top off of the Italian rolls. Using your fingers, press the bread insides into the bottom and sides of the roll, until you have space for your lasagna layers.
  • Add garlic and salt to your melted butter and brush into each bread bowl.
  • Keeping the lasagna noodle whole, place part of the noodle in the bottom of the bread bowl. And a scoop of ricotta cheese mixture on top. Fold the pasta noodle over the cheese, add ¼ cup meat sauce, and fold the rest of the lasagna noodle over the top. Top the bread bowl with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat with all 12 bread bowls. Then wrap each bread bowl with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.  Carefully unwrap from foil and serve hot.


You can substitute the Italian sausage for ground beef or ground turkey if you prefer.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna, pasta
Servings: 12 bowls
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