Thursday, February 16, 2012

lasagna cupcakes

I found this recipe over the weekend and could not wait to try it out! Making a big pan of lasagna takes a lot of work and these little cuties seemed so much easier and nicer to look at. I used this recipe from tablespoon as my guide line but switched it around so I will post what I did to make mine.

What you will need:
wonton wrappers {they come in packages of 80 which is way too much, I freeze the left overs and they taste just fine}
1 lb ground beef
pasta sauce of your choice {I used rago}
shredded cheese {mozarella for me}
optional {olive oil, sea salt, pepper and basil paste}

How to make:
Cook ground beef in olive oil, salt & pepper and basil paste until thoroughly cooked
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
I placed one square wonton wrapper in the muffin tin so the edges popped up a bit, I filled with a spoon full of ground beef, a spoon of pasta sauce, added a little cheese and than added a spoon more of beef.
I than used a circle cookie cutter and cut a wonton wrapper to make the "top" of my lasagna cupcakes. On top of the wonton I added a bit more sauce and covered with cheese. I managed to make 10 of these and we had some left over they look small but are filling.
I baked mine for 16 minutes and than turned the oven to broil for the last 2 minutes which was just perfect.
The cupcakes remove quite easily with a knife, if you get cheese on the pan it makes them harder to get out...
Overall these are probably the tastiest little things I have made in a long time. Pizza lasagna is next and possibly mac and cheese cupcakes as well!

3 comments:

  1. Those look really really good!!

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  2. Sounds so good. I think I will be serving these as snacks at our next 'at home' movie night! Thx for the idea.

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