Lasagna Cupcakes…

5 / 5 (1 review) 14 Comments


We are huge fans of pasta in our house and lasagna definitely is at the top of that list.  Honestly though I don’t always feel like making a traditional lasagna, but sometimes I still want to enjoy one of the best comfort foods around.  That is what makes these little lasagna cupcakes so amazing!  Not only are they delicious, but they are also super simple to make and the perfect size.  There really is something about individual servings of some of our favorite meals that make them even more amazing.  Plus, the crispiness of the wonton wrappers adds an awesome dimension to this dish that you didn’t know it needed, but you’re so glad to have it.  Even if you are not a fan of meat lasagna you can easily omit the meat and increase your cheeses to turn it into a purely cheese lasagna.  You could also swap out the ground beef for some Italian sausage to give you a little added variety.  Personally, I also feel like cleanup is so much easier with these lasagna cupcakes then baking a traditional lasagna in a pan.  If your house is like mine then you end up with left overs remaining in the dish you baked your lasagna in sitting in your refrigerator.  Then after a few days when the lasagna is finally all gone you really have to use some elbow grease to scrub it out.  I know I am not the only one who appreciates easier cleanup.  These little lasagna cupcakes really are something you and your family are sure to fall in love with.  You still get all of the ooey gooey goodness and cheesiness of lasagna without all the extra hassle of making it the traditional way.  Plus, you don’t have to worry about cutting a pan into squares because everything is already portioned out!

Lasagna Cupcakes…

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 23-25 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins | Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 3 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • (optional) basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. Brown beef and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drain.
  5. Cut wonton wrappers into circle shapes using a biscuit cutter or using the top of a drinking glass.
  6. You can cut several at a time.
  7. Reserve 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 6 tablespoon mozzarella for the top of you cupcakes.
  8. Start layering your lasagna cupcakes.
  9. Begin with a wonton wrapper and press it into the bottom of each muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  11. Top with a little meat sauce and marinara sauce.
  12. Use around 1-2 teaspoons of all the ingredients
  13. depending on your personal preference.
  14. Repeat layers ending with marinara sauce.
  15. Top with reserved Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  16. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown.
  17. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  18. To remove use a knife to loosen the edges then pop each lasagna out.
  19. Garnish with basil and serve.
Ingredients: Pasta
Categories: Make Ahead/Freezer Meal

Comments & Reviews

  • Debra

    Those look soooo yummy! 🙂

  • Stephanie

    YUM! I will definatly have to try these some time. Thanks!

  • Robyn

    Hi, I live in Montana, and I went to pick up some doubler coupons, and they now have behind the desk at customer service. They are saying only one per customer…so sad. Any words of advice I could use to talk to a manager? It is ok to ask for more as long as I am going to use them. I would never be rude, but I bought coupons to use with these doublers so I feel like I am getting a bum deal

    P. S. I know this has nothing to do with the post, but didn’t know where to put it since it wouldn’t send my message to you gals via email!

    • Nicole

      Hi Robyn, I have gotten to know the people at Albertsons just over time and here in WA they have given me extras. It seems true that they are one per customer and sometimes per day but being friendly sometimes does help. How I got to know the people was ask for advice or where something is located or got to know the deli/ seafood folk. They told me most people just get in and get out and no-one really stops to talk or ask questions and that I was “rare?” so they helped me with a few more papers. But even so I still buy 4 regular papers each week for the inserts anyway. Hope that helps. : )

  • mel

    Mavis!! Where do you find the wonton wrappers? I looked at both Winco and Albies with no luck…. but I suspect I might just not know what section to look in 🙂

    These look sooooo yum!!! Can’t wait to try them!

  • Andrea

    planning to make these tonight, but don’t see why the wrappers need cut in circles? In picture, they still look pointy like wonton wrappers. Am I missing something? Help!!

  • Anne Souza

    Can you freeze these once you’ve cooked them?

    Thanks!

  • Kimmie

    found this recipe and gave it a try, these are now our family’s favorite meal, so easy to make and yummy too!

  • Andrew

    Can you freeze these?

    • Monica

      I have not personally tried to freeze these. But I bet it would work well. I have frozen other recipes with these same ingredients. If you give it a try let us know how it goes for you. ❤

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