Today I am sharing a fun method for these mini lasagna cups. I am calling it a method, because I didn't
really follow the recipe that inspired making these. I just used the method and they turned out great!
I first spied these petite lasagnas on andie mitchell, and knew that I had to try them. Fast forward several years and I still had not gotten around to it. I decided it was high time I made some of these cute little lasagna cups.
I will explain how I made them and the changes I made, but check out the recipe on andie mitchell. While there, read her story. It is amazing and inspiring!
Here is what I did with great results:
This is what you will need:
- Won ton wrappers
- Your favorite spaghetti sauce (I used my favorite spaghetti sauce recipe that I got from my mom.)
- Ricotta cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
This is the method:
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray. I used my favorite 24-cup muffin pan, because I was feeding my whole family, but this could easily be adapted to make fewer of these in a standard 12-cup muffin pan.
3. Press one won ton wrapper in each cup. Press it firmly to the bottom and up the sides. (A quick note here. I almost didn't include these in-process photos because my muffin tin looks so bad. Keep in mind that I have been using this baby for years, and it is usually washed by young or teenaged boys, so it is looking a little worse for wear.)
5. Spread about 1 Tbsp. of sauce on top of the ricotta.
6. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top of that.
7. Now repeat all of the layers. Won ton wrapper, ricotta, sauce, cheese.
8. Bake the lasagnas at 375 for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the edges are crisp.
Most of my family really liked these. Between dinner that night and lunch the next day, every single one of the 24 lasagna cups was eaten.
These were not hard to make, but since I think it is a tad easier to just make lasagna in a large pan for everyone, I will probably just make our lasagna that way in the future. I will say that I wish I had known about this awesome method during my single, or early-married years. I absolutely love lasagna, but never made it for myself because I knew I could never eat the whole pan myself. I could have made a small batch of these, had dinner, and popped the rest in the freezer to be heated up for a quick dinner later on.
Plus, these little lasagnas are so darn cute! And cute food in mini form is always just a little more fun to eat. Do you agree?
Try these. If you love lasagna, I think you will be happy.