This lasagna muffins recipe uses tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella and turns them into bite-size pieces of deliciousness.
I wrote about my love and devotion to French Toast Muffins a few weeks back, and I do love a savory muffin like these Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I cooked up a bunch of Lasagna Muffins.
If you’ve read any of my zillions of posts on lasagna, you know I will go to great lengths to avoid the lengthy process of making traditional lasagna, although I do love to eat it! (‘m looking at you, Ravioli Lasagna!)
The trick to these speedy and scrumptious dinner muffins is…wonton wrappers. Wonton wrappers are basically super-thin pieces of delicious fresh pasta, and they are perfect for this recipe.
Now all you need to do is round up the supporting players, which is basically your favorite tomato pasta sauce and lots of CHEESE!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Lasagna Muffins!
- Pasta Sauce
- Wonton Wrappers
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Ricotta Cheese
I mean, how can you go wrong with a recipe that involves three different kinds of cheese? I ASK YOU.
Here’s How To Make Lasagna Muffins!
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 375 and spray a 12 serving muffin in with cooking spray.
STEP 2: Line each muffin tin opening with a wonton wrapper.
STEP 3: Put a little Parmesan, a little mozzarella and a little ricotta on top of the wrapper. Top with a spoonful of your favorite pasta sauce.
STEP 4: Repeat layers of wonton wrappers, cheese and sauce, creating three layers in all and ending with the sauce. Sprinkle each lasagna muffin with the last of the Parmesan and mozzarella.
STEP 5: Pop them in the oven and bake until they are nicely browned, about 15 – 20 minutes.
STEP 6: Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then run a knife or an offset spatula around the edges and take them out.
More Tips for Making Lasagna Muffins!
They are small square sheets of fresh pasta, usually used to make dumplings or (you guessed it!) wontons, but also perfect for these muffins!
They are sometimes in the produce section and sometimes in the freezer section. WalMart, Safeway, Wegmans and Meier all carry them…and of course Amazon. If you can’t find them you can use egg roll wrappers (cut them in half) or you can boil lasagna noodles and cut them into squares.
You can, but you don’t have to. I find that after cooling them off for a little bit and running a knife around the edge, these babies pop right out.
I usually plan on two per person, but they are a great light lunch with just one and a salad.
And by the way, if you want a hearty version, you can use a meat-based tomato sauce, which is what I did because I had some of this great slow cooker bolognese sauce already in my freezer.
Or you can leave the meat out for a vegetarian version…you feel free to be totally you when it comes to lasagna cupcakes.
My head is whirling with other ideas that I can muffin-ize – let me know if you have any suggestions!
- Preheat your oven to 375 and spray a 12 serving muffin in with cooking spray.
- Line each muffin tin opening with a wonton wrapper. Put a little Parmesan, a little mozzarella and a little ricotta on top of the wrapper. Top with a spoonful of sauce.
- Repeat layers of wonton wrappers, cheese and sauce, creating three layers in all and ending with the sauce. Sprinkle each lasagna muffin with the last of the Parmesan and mozzarella.
- Pop them in the oven and bake until they are nicely browned, about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then run a knife or an offset spatula around the edges and take them out.
- Watch them fly off of the plates!
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Updated (and made even more delicious!) from a previously published Framed Cooks post!