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Lasagna Cupcakes

These Lasagna Cupcakes are layers of pasta, pasta sauce, and cheese. It's portion controlled lasagna! 

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • Basil for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Brown beef in a skillet and season with salt and pepper. Drain.
  3. Cut wonton wrappers into circle shapes, about 2 1/4-inches wide, using a biscuit cutter or the top of a drinking glass. You can cut several at a time. Tip: For a more rustic look, leave wonton wrappers uncut.
  4. Reserve 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup 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 cup. Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese in each. top with a little meat and pasta sauce.
  5. Repeat layers (wonton, Parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and pasta sauce). Top each cupcake with some of the reserved Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. To remove, use a knife to loosen the edges, then pop each lasagna cupcake out. Garnish with basil and serve.