Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lasagna Cupcakes!


These are fantastic and I can tell you that once you've made them, you will be hooked!

Lay out all the ingredients that you will need ahead of time. My picture shows the bottom of the tins lined with the first wonton circle wrapper.

  •  1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey (we prefer the turkey, less oil)
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 3 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • (optional) dried parsley

First layer of wonton wrappers, cheeses, meat and marinara sauce.


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.  Brown beef or turkey and season with salt-free seasoning.

3.  The above is a picture of John (my husband) doing the next step:  Cut wonton wrappers (about 36 of them for a 12-section cupcake tin) into circle shapes using a biscuit cutter (recommended) or the top of a plastic drinking glass.  John used the top of a plastic drinking glass and that worked well too. 

4.  Reserve 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and 6 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese for the top of your cupcakes.  Start layering your lasagna cupcakes.  Begin with a wonton wrapper and press it into  the bottom of each muffin tin.  Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese.  Top with a little meat and marinara sauce.  Use 1-2 tsp. or less of all of the ingredients depending on your personal preference.  

5.  Repeat layers ending with marinara sauce.  Top with one final wonton wrapper and the Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.  This is better than ending with sauce on the top which will splatter all over the oven and cupcake tin.  

6. Top with dried parsley.  The picture below shows what your cupcakes should look like when they are ready to go into the oven.

7.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown.  Remove from oven and let cook for 5 minutes.  To remove use a (plastic) knife to loosen the edges and then a large spoon to pop each lasagna out. 


Kathleen said...

You had me worried when I saw Lasagna cupcakes but these look delicious! I will be sure to try them, thank you!

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

OMG! I love this and will have to use it with a link back to you!!! Will pin to remember.

Diane said...

I have heard of making these before but it sounded hard - but now that I actually read the directions and saw the pictures it seams pretty easy and fun! Im definitly going to try these!

Mimi B said...

That is SO awesome! Perfect for a single mom like me who hates having so much waste from leftovers not eaten!

John Mullin said...

Easy and great tasting. Also real good for lunch the next day!

Anonymous said...

Made these and they were fantastic! Thanks John and Carolyn for always doing things together and bringing us such wonderful ideas! Love your wonderful display togetherness and how you honor each other! ♥

JC thats me said...

These are in the oven NOW!!! :-)

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