Brian’s Pepperoni Lasagna

Serves 8 to 10S n p logo
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes; cooking time: 25-to-30 minutes
Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles (oven-ready, no-boil brand)
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar (14-to-16 oz.) Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsps. parsley flakes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (6-to-8 oz.) pepperoni slices
  • ½ stick of pepperoni, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 oz.) small cans tomato paste
  • ½ tomato sauce can of water
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together cottage cheese, 1 tsp. salt, eggs, Romano cheese, ¼ tsp. pepper, parsley; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix tomato sauce, paste, water, basil, oregano, garlic powder, sugar, Salt & Pepper to taste; set aside.
  4. Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions; cook for a few minutes; set aside.
  5. In large bowl, combine beef onion mixture, pepperoni, tomato mixture; set aside.
  6. Layer ingredients in 9” x 13” pan.
  • 1st layer—lasagna noodles
    2nd layer—cottage cheese mixture
    3rd layer—ground beef mixture
    4th layer—mozzarella cheese
  1. Repeat step 6.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes; sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top; bake another 10 minutes or until cheese melts and lasagna is cooked through.
  3. Serve w/tossed salad, loaf of bread.

*Note:  You can prep lasagna a day or two ahead and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it.

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