It’s pizza, it’s lasagna, it’s pizza-lasagna

By JeffGraveline

Italian food always pleases and this recipe puts two of the best dishes together for one great meal.  Pizza-lasagna is a an easy recipe that can feed three to four people with just a few simple ingredients and an hour and a half of prep and cook time.

First, fill a pot halfway with water and bring to a rolling boil; adding a pinch of salt to the water will speed up the boiling process. Once the water is boiling, add the noodles and let them soften to taste.

If using a homemade sauce recipe, let the sauce simmer while you work with the noodles and cheese.

When using a store-bought sauce, it can either be warmed up in a pan or come directly from the jar for use. (I warm up the sauce if using store bought — it’s a personal preference.)

As the noodles cook and the sauce warms, begin mixing the cheeses and egg.  In a bowl large enough to fit and mix the ingredients, add 15 ounces of ricotta and two cups of mozzarella.

Crack the egg into the bowl with the cheese mixture and mix. The mixing can be done by hand, with a spoon or spatula. Mix until well blended.

By this time, the noodles, sauce and cheese mixture should all be ready for the pan.  Coat the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Begin the layering process by putting one quarter of the sauce on the bottom of the pan, followed by three or four noodles to cover the bottom of the pan.

Top the noodles with half of the cheese and egg mixture, followed by a quarter of the sauce again.  Make sure to evenly distribute the sauce and cheese mixture.

After the second sauce layer, cover with the sliced pepperoni to finish the first part of the lasagna.

Atop the first layer in the pan, repeat the above process again (noodles, cheese, sauce, pepperoni). Cover the pepperoni with the remaining noodles.

Spread remaining sauce on the top layer of noodles and then cover with mozzarella to your satisfaction.

Cover the lasagna in the pan with aluminum foil and place on the middle rack in  a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

When finished, remove the aluminum foil and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then eat and enjoy!