May 10, 2011

Mini Lasagna Cups

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If you have any wonton wrappers leftover from the Crispy Southwestern Wontons, here’s a great way to use them up! I was browsing Pinterest the other day when I came across these adorable mini lasagna cups made with wonton wrappers in a muffin tin! How fun are these little lasagnas? And so fun to eat, no utensils needed. The outer wonton shell is thin and crispy, while the inside is soft and chewy, just like a lasagna noodle. These are so incredibly easy to whip up, great for a quick weeknight dinner.

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Start with one pound of lean ground beef for the meaty lasagna sauce.

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For spaghetti and lasagna I also like to add a pound of sausage. It gives the sauce a huge flavor boost and we just love it. Try it just once and you’ll be hooked!

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You can even brown them in the same pan at the same time for ease.

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Now this makes a ton, so here’s what I do. When it’s browned and drained, I separate the meat into 4 equal portions. I use one of them that night, and freeze the other three (labeled and dated) for quick and easy spaghetti, lasagna, or pizza on another night. You don’t even have to let it thaw, just put it in the pan with your favorite sauce and it will heat it right up.

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Here’s 1/4 of the meat mixture with 1 cup of spaghetti sauce. Stir to combine and set aside.

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Mix one and a half cups of ricotta cheese with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.

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Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, and arrange a wonton wrapper into each cup.

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Take half the ricotta mixture and divide it among the 12 cups. This is a little much here, whoops!

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Top with half of the meat sauce…

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And sprinkle with shredded cheese. We had colby jack tonight, so that’s what I used. Mozzarella would be very nice as well. Next time I’d love to try it with some fresh mozzarella pearls.

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Press another wonton wrapper into each cup, arranging it in the opposite direction of the first wrapper for aesthetics.

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And repeat the layers one more time. Add the remaining half of the ricotta cheese..

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The rest of the meat sauce…

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And top with more shredded cheese.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Who knows why I’ve got a fork in this photo, you can just pick these up and eat ‘em!

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Yum! Love these quick and easy mini lasagnas. Hope you enjoy!

Mini Lasagna Cups
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1½ cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1½ cups shredded cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown sausage and hamburger in a large skillet over medium high heat and drain. Divide into 4 portions and reserve three for another night. Add spaghetti sauce to remaining meat mixture and stir to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta the salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, and arrange a wonton wrapper in each cup. Take half the ricotta mixture and divide it among the 12 cups. Top with half of the meat sauce, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place another wonton wrapper over the cheese, and repeat the layers by adding the remaining ricotta cheese, meat sauce, and top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the wonton wrappers are golden. Cool in the muffin tin for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Makes: 12 mini lasagnas (3 servings).
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Jenny Flake May 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

What perfect little cups! I would bet I could eat one too many of these, yum!!


Sasha (Global Table Adventure) October 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

I might have to eat a few more than one too many… ha!

juls May 10, 2011 at 1:16 am

how cool is this? thanks for sharing!


Amy @DYKTMP? May 10, 2011 at 1:27 am

AMANDA! Muffin fever has caught on! Wonderful photos, as usual!


Jessica May 10, 2011 at 5:42 am

Amanda-Have you ever used Mozzarella and cottege cheese instead of ricotta cheese? If you have, I’d love to know what amounts you used to substitute! I’m not a fan of ricotta.


Weekly Menu Planner May 10, 2011 at 5:44 am

Its looks tasty recipe. I will try to do. Nice share.. :)


ron watson May 10, 2011 at 6:31 am

Nice idea for Wed. night before church.Thank you!
A Mexican version using tortillas,taco sauce and Monterrey Jack might be good too.


Jill May 10, 2011 at 7:24 am

I am so making these tonight! How cute and I love how easy they are to eat. Thanks for the recipe!


Katie @ Won in the Oven May 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

I love the Egg Roll Wraps you can buy. I use them in the place of manicotti. They are so much easier than pasta shells.


Nikki May 10, 2011 at 8:29 am

These look delicious and so much easier than traditional lasagna. Do you think you could freeze them for a quick meal on a night when there’s no time to cook?


Rebekah November 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I was also wondering if these would freeze – and would we freeze pre or post cooking in the oven…

JaNelle May 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

These look delicious! And super quick and easy! I will definitely be trying these!


Shannon May 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

Wow! I love the looks of these, so quick & easy…and delicious!!


abjacabjacal kris May 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

Oh, what a good idea! I always end up making two pans, one with cheese and one without (since my dh hates cheese… and it just never turns out right without it). I can make him his own this way! Thanks for tonights dinner idea!


jenna May 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

what an amazing idea! they sound so delicious. Perfect for kids.


Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

I just love this idea!! It’s such a good hearty starter to a meal.


Thesha May 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

These are so cute! I have been using Jimmy Dean’s sausage in my lasagna for years and we love it! Next time lasagna is on our menu I will make these. Thanks for the great idea.


Melissa May 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

These look yummy! It looks much easier to eat like this than the slipping sliding of usual lasagna. Have you tried doing it in a muffin tin using actual lasagna noodles? I’m not sure about the wontons. Do you think it would work with a cut piece of noodle instead of the wonton? Making me hungry!


Letitia May 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I was a little concerned about using wonton noodles too but they were GREAT! :)

Jihane @Sinful Sundays May 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

How adorable! :) The sauce looks great!


Nichol May 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

Yummy! Perfect for the kids:)


Joanna @ Southern Daisy May 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Those look amazing! What a neat idea! I might just have to make those for my rehearsal dinner! How easy!


Nikki May 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Oooo my they are sooo YUMMY!!!!


Tricia May 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

What a great idea! I love my mom’s lasagna recipe but this would be so much faster/easier! I haven’t made the Southwestern Wontons yet but now that you have two recipes here with the wonton wrappers, I have a better excuse to go buy them! Thanks!


Nicky May 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Looks delicious!

Could you double check the calorie count? The ingredient list doesn’t quite make sense. Is the calorie count (576 calories) for 4 lasagna cups?



Lunch-Lady May 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I love combining sausage and ground beef for recipes. My family has a sweet tooth so we often use the maple sausage flavor. This is not only a beautiful dish but one my kids will love too! Definitely going to try!


Krizann May 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

omg! this looks amazing! i will definitely try this one! =)


Tharon Sass May 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I made this using a regular sized muffing cup. It didn’t look like it would all fit in a mini muffin cup. . .did I do the right thing???


Letitia May 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I made these tonight and they came out perfect!! I followed your recipe to the T…even divided up the leftover meat and stuck it in the freezer! Question about the extra wonton wrappers though…are they freezable too?


Aly May 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm

So i just got won ton wrappers way on sale and haave a bunch now. Will totally be trying this recipe today or tomorrow


Missy May 11, 2011 at 1:10 am

These look great, thank you!


Lucy @ Lucy eats May 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

Oh My Gosh they look so delicious! I simply LOVE individual serve food and I was just telling my boyfriend about how I thought we should have lasagne for dinner in the weekend. You are my best friend right now


Liz May 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

These look AWESOME! I am definately making these next week. Thanks for the cooking inspiration!


Jill Franklin May 11, 2011 at 11:04 am

Oh! My! Gosh! Absolutely Fabulous!!! I can NOT wait to make these!
Thank you for sharing this super recipe,
~ Jill


Maria May 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

I love mini everything and these lasagna cups are so fun!


Cookin' Canuck May 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

These are adorable, Amanda. Anything in miniature always seems to take so much better.


Lori @ RecipeGirl May 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

These are too cute to eat :)


the wanna be country girl May 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

All you recipes look so yummy! I can’t wait to try these, and I can’t wait for the fresh corn to start coming in here in Ga so I can try your skillet corn. Thanks for all your hard work on the blog!
the wanna be country girl – Caroline


Aimee S. May 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

My kids will love these!! I’m making them tomorrow night for sure! Thanks Amanda!


Maricel C. May 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

Wow this is easy! Looks yummy. I’m gonna try this tonight. Thanks!!!


Darci Buhl May 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Um, these little things are I are now BFFs. Seriously. I love your recipes! They always turn out well. Thanks for sharing.


Tracy May 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

These are too cute! I’m thinking they would be perfect finger food for a party too!!


Sara May 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

These look absolutely DELISH! I wish I knew where to find WonTon wrapers. YUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!


Jenny K. May 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I made the southwestern wontons and they were so good! I’m sure these will be equally as wonderful. Thanks for sharing!


Deborah May 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

Just found you through The Lettered Cottage… Hi! What a great project for Alabama! Your site is so bright, happy, straight-forward, and delicious! I am a new FAN! I shall share my new-found treasure with my friends and family! Thanks and keep up the good work!


Kristin in Mobile May 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

These are in my oven RIGHT NOW :)

I DID substitute a mixture of cottage cheese (I used low-fat), an egg, and some italian seasoning for the ricotta – that’s how I make my lasagna, so I tried it here as well!

I believe these WOULD freeze well – rolling around in my mind whether or not to bake them slightly before freezing – just to get them to “set” – and I probably wouldn’t freeze with the top layer of cheese – I’d leave it off to freeze & then add it fresh when baking. I would freeze them on a cookie sheet and then transfer to a freezer Ziploc – this will be great to make a big batch & be able to pull out however many we need for a meal!!

**UPDATE** So I got distracted when I started typing & we have now eaten them!!! These are fabulous!!!!! SO fun & easy – my 8yo daughter said they looked like little crowns – so that was an extra bonus in this house!!

Thanks!!!! Definitely adding these to my regular rotation!!!!!


Liz May 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I tried these last weekend. So very good! I’m not a big ricotta fan either, so I used 1/2 cup each ricotta, cottage cheese and Philadelphia Cooking Cream Cheese – the savory garlic flavor. Liked it very much. It was a big hit in my house.


Sarah May 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I just wanted to let you know I tried these over the weekend. They where so quick and easy. Adding in the sausage was a great idea it adds the slightest punch. And over all the recipe was wonderful. Great for an quick filling meal! I really enjoyed these thanks Amanda!



Lauren from Lauren's Latest May 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Yum! I’ve seen these lasagna cups pop up all over the web! Yours look so yummy! Love your photos!


denise May 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

have only just seen this but they look INCREDIBLE. aaaah. thank you so much for posting the recipe!! i know what my housemates are gonna be eating this week!! haha :) xx


Leah June 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I just found your website and I am hooked. Your blog is incredible. I will be here everyday. :o) I do a Tasty Tuesday on my blog and these Mini Lasagne Cups are up next!!


Heather June 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

Wow! They look amazing. I can’t wait to try these!


katrenia.rhoton June 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Looks delish and great for my family of seven! Can’t wait to try this!!!


Tasha June 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I made these for dinner tonight. They were quick, easy, and delicious!!!


Amanda June 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Made these and my children, who eat nothing but cereal and chicken nuggets, LOVED them! This will surely enter into a scheduled rotation in our home!
Thanks so much for sharing!


Eerie June 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

Such a great dinner idea! Fun to make and great for kids to try!

Though, my man isn’t so keen on ricotta so we used some Neufchatel Cream Cheese, I softened it a little in the microwave and mixed in some Parmesan as well as a little salt and pepper and used that…

I am yet to see the result as I am cooking them now!
I am hoping this is a good meal for my 2 1/2 year old son as he is very fussy


Kristin June 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Made these last night – SO easy!!! and good. Using the leftover wonton wrappers tonight for southwestern wontons!


Denny June 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

So if I were to use the whole 2 lbs. of meat at once do I use 4 cups sause and 6 cups of ricotta?


Ada @ New York June 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Soooo delicious looking! Amazing photos. I will def try this recipe! Thanks for the inspiration :)


Brittney June 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

We made these last night and they were super yummy!! I think that 2-3 of these bites are good enough for a serving.


Leslie Nyholm June 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I had to try this recipe and they turned out gorgeous and were 5 star! I don’t know what made me look at the nutritional site….but YIkes! Holy sodium?! Only a C+ rating in health….bummer. I’m going to savor my last bite for several minutes.


Jessica June 19, 2011 at 3:21 am

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing, tried these out tonight and they were delicious and so much fun to eat! Way easier than trying to make a big lasagne, which I’ve always found a bit daunting. I went hunting for the wonton wrappers so I had them handy, and only layered bolognese and grated cheese as a quick left overs throw together dinner but really looking forward to trying something like ricotta and spinach, or half veg half meat.


Sarah @ pão e queijo June 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Such a cute idea! They’d be great for appetizers, too.


Amanda June 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

Do you use a mini muffin tin or a regular size muffin tin?



Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) June 25, 2011 at 6:53 am

I can nevef find wonton wrappers and I’ve been searching for 6 months, at least. Once I do, I’m making these! I love the individual portion sizes and they look so gooey and delish!


AFergie January 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm

You can find Wanton wrappers in the produce section of the Grocery store next to the prepared salads and lettuce. What a strange spot, but I got some today and there was just one facing, but it was just enough for me!

Erica February 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

They are in the produce section @ the grocery store. If you still can’t locate them there, ask someone that works in that section. : )

Jodi June 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm

HELP – Less than a couple of weeks ago you had some dessert recipes one was a chocolate chewy revel with oatmeal…. many others as well….. help, I cannot find them, where did they go?????


Kim July 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I made these tonight and let me just say…WOW!! oh my goodness they are so incredibly good! I went a little overboard with the cheese but either way these were so delicious. Thanks to you and your recipes my family is convinced I can cook :) yay me! thanks again for bringing lasagna cups into my life…you’re awesome!


Lisa K July 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Yum! What a great way to use all of your supplies and not over-eat lasagna!


Danelle Reilly July 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

These are great! I have made them for my family twice. Left overs the next day warm up nicely for lunch. These are going to part of my dinner rotation.


Frankie July 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

I just stumbled on your sight, and I have to say: y’all are geniuses. Besides the fact that I’m making this -tonight-, consider your blog ‘subscribed’!


Laura July 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm

This looks very similar to the Petit Lasagnas on Andi on posted last year. She seasons the ricotta a bit more than y’all do and sneaks veggies into the meat/sauce. They are so good!


Christine July 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Made these for dinner tonight. Amazing! And they were so easy to make. Will def make these all the time!


Maria faria July 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

Hummmmm… Greate recipe, looks good!! Good job!


Darci Buhl July 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

Amanda! I am so thankful for your blog. Seriously, everything on here is so helpful, and your recipes never fail. Thanks for taking the time to post everything and share your talents…you have no idea how great it is to have a website like this to turn to for ideas. Love it all!


Stephanie August 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Sounds yummy! Did anyone try freezing these after they were assembled? I was thinking about trying them for my meal exchange group.


Amateur Cook August 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Lasagna in a cup. I like, I like!


Penny August 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

How fun are those! Next time I need an appetizer, this is it!!


Sandra's Easy Cooking August 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm

What a great idea…I really love it! Your photos are making me hungry :))


amy August 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

YUM!! I love these for a party!!! I also love the southwest eggrolls you have on here!

We just started following you! Saw you on pinterest!


Amy and Tiff


Jordan | Polkadot Prints August 25, 2011 at 6:32 am

Lasagne would be my ‘last meal request’ if I ever had one. This is the perfect lasagne snack! Definately going to give this a try!


Michelle August 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I made these last night and they were so good! I cut down a little the amount of cheese and made them with very lean turkey and the calorie count went down to 125 each (375 for 3). I have two servings left over that I am going to have for lunch! YUM!


just jenai September 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Ive got them in the oven as we speak! I cant wait to try them! Thanks so much!!


Jill September 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

These look fantastic! Small cups, big rewards! I can’t wait to reproduce these.


MARGARET ELL'N MCDANIEL September 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I would like to know if you have a cook book out or about to come out. Your recipes are to just die for. Thank You Margaret Ell’n in Shreveport,La…


Christine September 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Made them last night to “trial” them for a baby shower. They were soooooo easy, perfect, and good!


Jessica @ Knife, Fork, and Spoon With Me September 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

These look AHHHH-MAZING!!! Wonton wrappers just made my grocery list!!! I can’t help, but mention that the calorie count may be off though….it says you only used 3 oz. of ground beef and 3 oz. of sausage??? I normally plug in my own info to get a more accurate count based on the brands that I use, but I just wanted to let you know. :)

Love love love your site!!!


Rae September 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks!!!


Tina September 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Great recipe! I made them for dinner and had some friends over, they were so impressed. Everyone wanted the receipe. Thanks for sharing!


The Guerilla Griller September 25, 2011 at 6:46 am

Oh, what a great idea! I’m always browsing looking for new ideas, especially sneaky twists on an old theme, and this scores on both points. As I live in the UK, I know that wonton wrappers aren’t so readily available here (without going to a major city Chinatown, or buying online) so I’m also going to try this with ready made filo pastry, which is quite easy to find in most supermarkets and delis, and should give a similar result.

Loving your recipes, going to have a good read through; keep up the good work!


Stacey M. September 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I baked these this week and they were amazing!! Everyone, even the kids, had seconds and they were so easy to make and clean up!! Forget lasagna, I’ll be making this from now on!


Patty H. September 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

These are so cool! What a great idea for parties or game day! I love lasagna in many forms, but I’ve never made anything like this before,I can’t wait to try them out.


T L Cole October 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Just made these little babies tonight for dinner. They are a smashing hit! So yummy! Thank you for sharing! =)


Dino October 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

As with any pasta dish, the sauce is a very important component, and this is also a great place to get creative with your ingredients.


Biren @ Roti n Rice October 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Hi, my first time here :) Discovered you through StumbleUpon. These mini lasagna cups look fantastic! Definitely party pleasers!


Amanda October 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

Hey Amanda,

These look amazing! Do you think using halved versions of cooked lasagne noodles would work instead of the wonton? Or would they become to crisp in the oven?


Madison Molan October 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. I was on this morning and I came across your page and decided to make this simple dinner. It turned out perfectly… I am a new mother so I am trying to find fun easy recipes for my son when he can actually eat big kid food=]

Thank you and I will surely be back for more recipes just as fun and simple to make.
Sincerely Madison Molan


Virginia Moya October 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Thanks for such a cute recipe idea! A friend sent me your website a few days ago and when I saw this recipe I just knew it was something I had to try, and I happened to have just bought some wonton wrappers last week and had plenty on hand. I have to say they were a huge hit, everybody in my family really loved them, my little sister ate FOUR of them!


Karissa October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

I made these after my work out the other night so my boyfriend and myself and OMG they were incredible! Not only so easy, but completely filling. It made me happy because it’s not carbo-loaded with pasta and my boyfriend (who eats like a horse and is the skinniest person ever) adored them. Thank you!


Jennifer October 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I just made these and I have to say they turned out great. So easy and simply delicious. I think I might experiment with the idea and turn it into a breakfast bite. :)


Irene @ H.V.R. October 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

I am into photography and cooking and your blog have them both! I would love to see more of your blog in the future.


Mark November 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

These little things look so munchable, and the photos are pretty stellar too!


Cate November 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

I made this today and they were amazing! My boyfriend and I ate three each and we were stuffed! Great recipe!


Carol November 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Know I know exactly what to do with those wonton wrappers that have been sitting in the fridge…GREAT idea guys!


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