Brian’s Pepperoni Lasagna

Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients

  • Lasagna noodles (oven-ready, no-boil brand)
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsps. parsley flakes
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 package (6 to 8 oz.) pepperoni slices
  • ½ stick of pepperoni, bite-sized chunks
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (15 oz. cans)
  • 2 small cans tomato paste (6 oz. cans)
  • 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 I

  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 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.

Directions II: Layer ingredients in 9” x 13” pan.

  1. 1st layer—lasagna noodles
  2. 2nd layer—cottage cheese mixture
  3. 3rd layer—ground beef mixture
  4. 4th layer—mozzarella cheese
  5. Repeat directions 1 thru 4 until pan is full or you run out of ingredients.

Directions III

  1. Bake for 20 minutes; sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top; bake another 10 minutes or until cheese melts and lasagna is cooked through.
  2. Serve with tossed salad and 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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