Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna

Author: Canadian Living

This tasty reinvention of takeout pizza is a huge hit with Amber. Gail loves it because it bakes up in two pans — one to enjoy right away, the other to freeze and enjoy on another busy night.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oven-ready lasagna noodles
Pepperoni Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 sweet green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushroom
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (700 ml) pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni (about 9 oz/275 g)

Method

Pepperoni Sauce: Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, green pepper, mushrooms, basil, oregano and pepper until mushrooms are golden, about 5 minutes.

Add pasta sauce, pepperoni and 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water; bring to boil. Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together eggs, nutmeg and pepper. Whisk in cottage cheese and half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Set aside.

Spread 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the pepperoni sauce over bottom of each of two 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans. Top each with 2 noodles; spread each with 1 cup (250 mL) pepperoni sauce and 3/4 cup (175 mL) cheese mixture. Starting with noodles, repeat layers once.

Top with remaining noodles; spread with remaining pepperoni sauce. Cover loosely with foil. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until hot and fragrant, about 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Divide into portions; wrap each with plastic wrap and overwrap with heavy-duty foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw and reheat.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1452 mg
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 521.0
  • Total fat 26 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 23.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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