BLAZY'S PEPPERONI STUDDED LASAGNA

 

  • Cooking Time: 1 hr.
  • Servings: 8 to 10
  • Preparation Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lasagna sheets
  • 2 cups hand cut 1/8-inch slices pepperoni
  • 4 cups tomato sauce, recipe follows
  • 1 pound ricotta
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage, cooked
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 3 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 5 medium-sized garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 cups skinned and diced Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano leaves
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Boil 6 quarts of water, add pinch of salt, and cook pasta to almost done. Remove from water and shock in ice bath.
  • In medium saucepan add pepperoni and saute over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
  • In a 10-by-14-by-3-inch baking pan or dish, pour 1 cup of tomato sauce in bottom and around sides. Layer lasagna sheets on the bottom of the pan, overlapping by 1/2-inch. Add 1/3 amount of ricotta, 1/3 amount of mozzarella, 1/3 amount of sausage, then sprinkle generously with the Parmesan, add 1/2 cup tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup of pepperoni. Repeat this 2 more times.
  • On the very top sheet, top with remaining ricotta, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and dust with Parmesan. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven; let sit for 15 minutes. Cut and serve immediately.
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook over medium to low heat until transparent. Add garlic and cook until almost brown. Then add tomatoes and cook for 1/2 hour over low to medium heat. Add the basil and oregano and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper, cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

Categories: Dinner  Italian  Main Dish  Savory 

Website Credit: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/blazys-pepperoni-studded-lasagna-recipe/index.html

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