Pizza Lasagna – Pizzanga!

Posted on Jan 18 2016 - 9:19am by Barry C. Parsons

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.

Pizza Lasagna - Pizzanga!

Pizza Lasagna – Pizzanga!

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.

It also makes a terrific fridge cleaner recipe, which is how it basically started at our house, with odds and ends of leftover ground beef, some peppers that needed using and a couple of Italian sausages leftover from dinner a couple of nights before. No rules here on what to include, just add your favourite pizza ingredients or just what you have on hand.
 
Pizza Lasagna - Pizzanga!

Pizza Lasagna – Pizzanga!

Originally published Jan 11, 2008.

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Pizza Lasagna - Pizzanga
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 30 mins
 
Pizza Lasagna - Pizzanga. A sure crowd pleaser, especially with the kids which combines two of their favourite meals.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
For homemade pasta
  • 4 cups durum semolina
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 8 large eggs room temperature
For the pizza sauce
  • 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
Additionally you will need whatever pizza toppings you would like to use. The lasagne pictured used:
  • Mini Meatballs
  • Crisp cooked bacon
  • Italian sausage
  • Red peppers
  • Red onions
  • Pepperoni
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. For the pasta:
  2. You can use store bought (fresh if possible) or make your own.
  3. Combine flour and durum semolina and make a well in the center.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Boil pasta sheets for 1-2 minutes in salted water before using in the lasagna assembly. Extra pasta dough may be wrapped and frozen.
To prepare the sauce
  1. In a large saucepan sauté the garlic in the olive oil for one minute for 1 minute.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients in the sauce.
  3. Slowly simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

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  1. Nana February 19, 2012 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This made me smile… when our kids were younger I pulled from the freezer what I thought was some homemade spaghetti sauce… turned out to be chili… so we had “Chighetti”… a new dish was born!! Gonna try this one on the grandkids for sure! <3

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