Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lasagna "Cupcakes"

Yet another wonderful way to use those fabulous wonton wrappers...

(Those have become a staple item on the ol' grocery list)

Let's get right to it...

LASAGNA "Cupcakes!"
(I found this recipe at www.canyoustayfordinner.com)

I don't know if I will ever make Lasagna the "traditional" way again ;)

Here is what you will need:

  • 12 oz raw ground turkey, beef, or chicken
  • 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp dried oregano, divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 24 small square wonton wrappers
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meat, onions, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Crumble the meat and saute the mixture for about 10 minutes, or until the meat of your choice is cooked through. Add the garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds.

Add the crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce and 2 tsp of oregano.  Bring the pan to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, the remaining teaspoon of oregano, and the basil.  Stir to mix well. Set aside.

Coat a 12 - cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.  Place 1 wonton wrapper into each of the cups.

Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups.

Next, using half of the meat and tomato sauce, spoon it evenly over each of the ricotta filled cups.

Sprinkle with 2 tsp of mozzarella.

Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer.

Repeat the process!! Using the leftover over ricotta, meat mixture, and mozzarella.

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
(I baked mine a little longer, probably for 15 minutes)

Cheesy greatness ^^^

Let the cups cool, remove from the pan and serve!

The wonton wrapper is crunchy on top and soft like a noodle on the bottom!!
Just like mom's homemade lasagna but way more fun!

9 comments:

  1. Yummy! Great (&easy) recipe. Eating it now. TY!

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  2. Do you think I could use cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese my family is not a fan of ricotta cheese but this looks so good.

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    1. I think cottage cheese would work just fine!

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  3. These look so good! I was wondering are these easy to come out the muffin pan after cooling off? Thanks!

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  4. Wondering if lasagna noodles would still work in place of the wonton shells?

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  5. I made this for the first time the other day and then found them on your blog! they are quite awesome and you can fill them with all kinds of yummy stuffing! I'd add a spinach leaf in each layer or other veggies too... yum! I love your recipes! thanks!

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  6. Looks great just like those taco ones are. New follower. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim.

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  7. I just made these tonight for dinner & they were amazing!! Hubby even went back for seconds! Thank you for sharing this!!

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  8. an these be frozen to use at a later date

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