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Pizza Pie Lasagna in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This pizza pie lasagna in my Ninja Foodi is a game changer! It's a heavenly mix of Italian sausage, cheese, and pepperoni, all layered between lasagna noodles. A must-try for pizza lovers!

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Oh, you're in for a treat! Ever craved pizza and lasagna at the same time? That's exactly what sparked this delightful mash-up, my very own pizza pie lasagna, made in my go-to kitchen gadget, the Ninja Foodi. This saucy, cheesy delight blurs the line between two Italian favorites and turns them into one. Trust me, once you've had a taste, you'll wish you'd discovered it sooner!

Ingredients for Pizza Pie Lasagna

  • Ground Italian Sausage: Adds savory flavor and richness, a classic choice for Italian-inspired dishes like this pizza pie lasagna.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and aromatic base flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent and robust flavor that complements the other ingredients in the recipe.
  • Tomato Sauce: Creates a rich and tangy base for the sauce, adding depth of flavor to the dish.
  • Diced Tomatoes: Adds texture and freshness to the sauce, providing bursts of juicy tomato flavor throughout.
  • Dried Oregano: Infuses a warm and earthy herbaceous note, a staple seasoning in Italian cuisine.
  • Dried Basil: Offers a sweet and slightly peppery flavor, enhancing the overall herbaceous profile of the dish.
  • Lasagna Noodles: Provides a hearty and substantial base, absorbing the flavors of the sauce and cheeses.
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: Melts into gooey, stretchy goodness, adding a creamy and mild flavor to the dish.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Brings a nutty and salty kick, enhancing the umami taste of the dish.
  • Pepperoni Slices: Adds a bold and spicy kick, infusing the dish with a classic pizza flavor.

Tools Required to Make This Ninja Foodi Recipe

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines pressure cooking and air frying functions for quick and efficient cooking.
  • Sauté pan: Used to brown the Italian sausage, onion, and garlic for the meat sauce.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepperoni slices

Instructions:

  1. Set the Ninja Foodi to sauté mode and cook the Italian sausage until browned. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Layer half of the cooked lasagna noodles in the Ninja Foodi. Top with half of the meat sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Repeat the layers with the remaining noodles, meat sauce, and cheeses. Top with pepperoni slices.
  5. Close the Ninja Foodi lid and set to pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Quick release the pressure.
  6. Serve the Pizza Pie Lasagna hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 480 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 28 g | Total Fat: 29 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 85 mg | Sodium: 1100 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Calcium: 350 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 800 µg | Vitamin C: 15 mg

Can You Make Pizza Pie Lasagna Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the pizza pie lasagna as directed but do not bake.
  • Cover the ninja foodi with foil or a lid and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, follow the recipe instructions, adding a few extra minutes to the cook time if needed.

Freezing Instructions

  • Assemble the pizza pie lasagna in a freezer-safe container, cover tightly, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before cooking in the ninja foodi as directed.

One interesting fact about this pizza pie lasagna in the ninja foodi recipe is that you can add a layer of sliced black olives between the meat sauce and cheese for an extra burst of flavor and texture. Enjoy!

Common Questions About This Ninja Foodi Lasagna Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use ground beef instead of Italian sausage?
Yes, you can substitute ground beef for the Italian sausage if you prefer a different flavor.
Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?
Absolutely, fresh herbs can be used in place of dried oregano and basil for a more vibrant flavor.
How long does it take to cook the lasagna in the Ninja Foodi?
The lasagna cooks in the Ninja Foodi for 10 minutes under high pressure, with a quick release of pressure afterward.
Can I add vegetables to the pizza pie lasagna?
Yes, feel free to add your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to customize the dish to your liking.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze any leftover pizza pie lasagna for a convenient meal option later on.

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