Lasagna is one of those recipes that's very hard to mess up. And I love how you can really make it your own! This lasagna adds sautéed pepperoni which really elevates this classic dish. Enjoy!
1 - 9 oz box lasagna (I love Barilla)
2 cups pepperoni, diced
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb hot Italian sausage
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
15 oz ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 - 32 oz jars marinara sauce (I love Ragu flavored with meat)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large skillet, pan fry the pepperoni over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel.
Wipe out the skillet and add the ground beef and Italian sausage and cook until browned. Drain off the excess fat and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add the eggs, ricotta, 2 cups of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix well and set aside.
Pour about half of one jar of pasta sauce on the bottom of the baking pan. Layer 4 sheets of lasagna on top. Add half of the ricotta mixture, browned meat, then pepperoni. Add the remaining sauce from the first jar. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Layer 4 sheets of lasagna. Add the remaining ricotta mixture. Top with the remaining browned meat and pepperoni. Add half of the second jar of pasta sauce.
Layer 4 sheets of lasagna. Add the remaining sauce, making sure to cover the lasagna sheets completely. Top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Bake covered with foil at 375 degrees for about 50-60 minutes. (Make sure to spray the underside of the foil with cooking spray so the cheese won't stick!)
Uncover and continue to bake about 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 15 minutes before cutting. So very delicious!
Makes about 12 servings