Not Your Mamma’s Lasagna



24 ounces cottage cheese
2 eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups grated Swiss cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
2 cups grated Gruyère cheese
4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese


For filling: In a medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese, eggs, and Parmesan cheese. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the Swiss, mozzarella, Gruyère, and cheddar cheeses. Set aside. 

Warm the Dutch oven. Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom. Next, place a double layer of dry noodles. Layer on a third of the sauce, a third of the pepperoni, a third of the grated cheeses, and a third of the cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if using. Repeat the layers two more times.

Pour V8 juice over the top. Sprinkle with any extra grated cheese.

Place nine briquettes under the Dutch oven and 15 on its lid, in ring patterns. Bake for 60 to 90 minutes. Replace the briquettes after 1 hour, if necessary. When done, remove the lid and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


House Special Seasoning


Makes 12 to 14 servings.

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