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Lasagna Cupcakes.

Mini Lasagna Cupcakes with Tomato Basil Meat Sauce.

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A few weeks ago, I threw a little lunch for my friend Brittany who is having a baby next month. Since it was an early, casual lunch I wanted to make a few dishes that weren’t too heavy and also easy to eat. I had seen various posts on Pinterest for mini lasagna cupcakes using wonton wraps so decided to give it a whirl. They turned out really great. They were super delicious and quite adorable, I must say. They make an awesome party food… I will definitely make these again!

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 24 wonton wraps (2 per cupcake)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, preferably 10% fat or less
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (I used creamy tomato)
  • 1 large handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • salt/black pepper to taste

Begin by cooking the ground beef. Heat a pan on medium-high heat and add the meat. Cook for 10 minutes or so until browned and use a spatula to break up the meat so it doesn’t clump together. Once browned, stir in the tomato sauce and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spray a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray. Press a wonton wrap into each muffin cup and then add a small spoonful of ricotta on the bottom. Continue layering with a small spoonful of meat sauce, a pinch of shredded mozzarella and a dash of grated Parmesan. Press a second wonton wrap on top of that, and then repeat the layering process again.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and the wonton wraps are lightly browned.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. um, I’m sorry. Lasagna cupcakes? Is this legal?
    *wipes drool*
    I’ve always been unaffected by sweets yet lack total self control when it comes to savory appetizers. I’ve never seen anything like this! Thank you for your contribution to the world. This is glorious. I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow, if you’re interested!

    xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

    March 9, 2015
    • foodbybetsy #

      Haha!:) I’m also a salty over sweet person and these were pretty phenomenal. You could also do fun things like substitute the meat sauce with chicken sausage, roasted veggies, or whatever your heart desires! I’d be happy to share a post although to be perfectly honest I’m not sure what a link up is, but definitely willing to contribute! xx Betsy

      March 9, 2015
      • It’s super easy! I’ve got an explanation right on my main navigation menu 🙂

        March 9, 2015

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