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Pepperoni Lasagna Recipe

Pepperoni Lasagna Recipe

I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak dinner! Now my grandchildren request that I bring a pan along when I visit...and, of course, I do. -Barbara McIntosh, Midland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese and sour cream. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with four noodles, the cottage cheese mixture and pepperoni. Top with remaining noodles and meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 356 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 838 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.