Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Lasagna | East Texas Moms

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Marie’s Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 box of lasagna noodles

1 24 oz jar of pasta sauce (I use Bertolli, 5 cheese)

1 8oz container cottage cheese

1 8 oz bag of Mozzarella cheese

¼ of a cup of Parmesan cheese

Pepperonis

Mixing bowl

Baking dish

Cooking spray

Optional:

Garlic Gold

Salt

Pepper

Crush Red Pepper

Oregano

~Boil water and cook 9-10 lasagna noodles. (I use 9, but cook 10 in case 1 breaks)

~Mix a little more than half of the jar of pasta sauce with the cottage cheese in a mixing bowl.

~Sprinkle some salt, pepper, oregano, crushed red pepper and garlic gold into the sauce to taste.

~Spray the bottom of your baking dish with the cooking spray

~Spread about 4 tablespoons of the cottage cheese sauce mix on the bottom of your baking dish or enough to cover the bottom.  Remember you will use this mixture for, 3 more layers of the lasagna.

~Lay 3 lasagna noodles long way, beside one another.

~Spread about 1/4 of the cottage cheese sauce mix on top of the noodles evenly.

~Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the cottage cheese sauce mix.

~Place pepperonis on top of the cheese. (I just line them up, one after the other or you could sprinkle them and you can use however many you want

~Layer 3 more lasagna noodles, long way, beside one another on top of the cheese.

~Spread more of the cottage cheese sauce mix on top of the noodles evenly.

~Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese on top of the cottage cheese sauce mix evenly.

~Place pepperonis on top of the cheese.

~Repeat these steps until you are out of noodles. (I use about 9 noodles in total)

~Once you have finished the layers, top it evenly with mozzarella cheese, some Parmesan cheese and any seasonings you want, like Oregano, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to taste.

~Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the outer edges start to brown.

~Let it sit for a few minutes and enjoy with Caesar salad or garlic bread.

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Marie Murphy was raised in East Texas. She got her degree in Family and Child Development and Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2006. Marie worked for the Adult Protective Services as an investigator and then at Community Healthcore as a caseworker. She met her amazingly wonderful husband, Frank, in 2013. She is now a stay at home mama to their beautiful 3-year-old, Jackson; he loves exploring, climbing, being outside and entertaining…to say the least and she has two bonus kids; Ben studying psychology in college and Elliot playing varsity tennis in high school. Marie also takes care of 2 cats, 2 dogs and a fish. She loves being with her family, hosting dinners, laughing, talking with friends, working out, being outdoors, cooking and writing.

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