Easy Lasagna With Pepperoni

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Cook the lasagna noodles in boiling, salted water 8-9 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic and onion and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes and oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a light simmer then reduce the heat and cook slowly, covered, 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool 10 minutes (or place the sauce in a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use—in a few hours or overnight).
  • Stir together the ricotta, parsley, and tarragon in a small bowl.
  • To assemble the lasagna, lightly oil a 13 X 9-inch baking dish. Spread 1/2 cup of the tomato marinara in the bottom of the dish and top it with 4 noodles, slightly overlapping. Spread 1/2 of the ricotta-herb mixture over the noodles, then scatter 1/3 of the mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Cover the cheeses with 40 slices of pepperoni (5 rows of 8 pieces).
  • Place 4 more lasagna noodles on top and spread with 1/2 of the remaining tomato sauce and the remaining 1/2 of the ricotta-herb mixture. Scatter another 1/3 of the mozzarella and 2 more tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top. Cover with the remaining 40 slices of pepperoni.
  • Lay the last 4 noodles on top and spread with the remaining tomato sauce. Scatter the remaining 1/3 of the mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle with dried oregano.
  • Bake uncovered until the cheese is bubbly and the top begins to brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove and let rest 10 minutes.
  • To serve, cut the lasagna into 6 pieces and serve.
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