Pizza Lasagna – Pizzanga! A sure crowd pleaser, especially with the kids which combines two of their favourite meals. There are no rules with this recipe, just use your own favourite pizza toppings or what you have on hand.
Pizzanga is the name my kids call one of their favorite pasta dishes which is basically lasagna made with your favorite pizza toppings. It’s a great recipe to make with kids especially if you want to make your own pasta for the recipe.
Originally published Jan 11, 2008.
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- 4 cups durum semolina
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 8 large eggs room temperature
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves minced garlic
- 1 32 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 19 ounce can plain tomato sauce
- ¼ tsp crushed chili flakes more or less to taste
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground fennel seed
- 2 tbsp dry oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mini Meatballs
- Crisp cooked bacon
- Italian sausage
- Red peppers
- Red onions
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
For the pasta:
You can use store bought (fresh if possible) or make your own.
Combine flour and durum semolina and make a well in the center.
Crack your eggs into the well and using a fork to beat the eggs, slowly begin to incorporate the flour into the eggs until everything is combined into a very stiff dough.
You may add a little water to incorporate the dry ingredients if necessary but be careful not to make your dough too loose; it should still be quite a dense dough. Add a little extra flour is the dough is too sticky. The dough should be slightly stiffer than play dough.
Knead for 5 -10 minutes on a bread board, cover in plastic wrap and allow to rest for 20 minutes , then knead again and allow to rest again.
You can use a pasta machine to roll the dough into sheets about 1/8 inch thickness or just a regular rolling pin on a well floured surface.
Boil pasta sheets for 1-2 minutes in salted water before using in the lasagna assembly. Extra pasta dough may be wrapped and frozen.
In a large saucepan sauté the garlic in the olive oil for one minute for 1 minute.
Add all of the remaining ingredients in the sauce.
Slowly simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
In a lasagna dish, about 9x13, layer whatever pizza ingredients you like alternately with the sauce and pasta. If you like ground beef on your pizza , consider making and pre-cooking small meatballs instead. The lasagna pictured uses them.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour depending on the size of your lasagna pan. Let stand for 15- 20 minutes before cutting and serving.