PIZZA LASAGNA

pizza lasagna in a red casserole
COURSE: ENTREE
 CUISINE: AMERICAN, ITALIAN AMERICAN
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

 

Servings: 9

 

Calories: 696kcal
Mix up your Italian dinner ideas with this pizza lasagna! Layers of pepperoni, pasta, mozzarella, and homemade tomato sauce make this recipe sing. All the classic flavors of pizza combined with your favorite Italian dish for one successful dinner.

INGREDIENTS

  • 9 lasagna noodles cooked al dente
  • 1 cup pepperoni sliced
  • 3 cups tomato sauce recipe follows
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 16 ounces mozzarella sliced
  • 1 lb Italian sausage cooked
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

TOMATO SAUCE

  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes canned
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook and drain the Italian sausage. Place into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Cook the lasagna noodles for 7 minutes or until al dente. Remove from water and cut to size. Prepare the tomato sauce. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Stir in the fresh garlic and red crushed pepper and cook until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • In a 9 by 13 by 3-inch baking pan or dish, pour 1 cup of the Tomato Sauce in the bottom and spread to evenly cover the bottom. Layer lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan, in a single pattern slightly overlapping. Add ½  of the ricotta and spread over the lasagna noodles. Next, add mozzarella slices, leaving 1” between each slice. Then, top with ½ of the sausage, ⅓ of the pepperoni, and ⅓ of the shredded Parmesan. Spoon 1 cup of tomato sauce over the top. Top with lasagna noodles and repeat. Cover the top sheet of lasagna noodles with remaining mozzarella slices, pepperoni, and parmesan. Sprinkle Italian herbs over the top. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into sections and serve. Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1628mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 533mg | Iron: 4mg
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