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These Lasagna Cupcakes are mini, bite-sized versions of your favorite Italian dish. All the amazing flavors of lasagna packed into cupcake form!Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Lasagna Cupcakes

These individual Lasagna Cupcakes are SO good!! They’re made in a muffin tin which is how they get their name. I use wonton wrappers in place of lasagna noodles so you don’t even have to boil the noodles first. The outer wonton wrapper is delightfully crisp and crunchy and the inner wonton wrapper is soft and chewy, just like a regular lasagna noodle. If you’re looking for a great easy lasagna recipe, try these Lasagna Cupcakes ASAP!

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

How To Make Lasagna Cupcakes

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

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

For spaghetti and lasagna I also like to add a pound of sausage. It gives the sauce a huge flavor boost that we love.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

You can even brown ground beef and sausage in the same pan at the same time for this easy lasagna recipe.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

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.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

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

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Mix 1.5 cups ricotta cheese with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

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

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Take half the ricotta mixture and divide it among the 12 cups.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Top with half of the meat sauce…

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

And sprinkle with shredded cheese. Mozzarella would be very nice as well. Next time I’d love to try it with some fresh mozzarella pearls.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Press another wonton wrapper into each cup, arranging it in the opposite direction of the first wrapper. You don’t have to, but I think it makes the lasagna cupcakes prettier!

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

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

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

The rest of the meat sauce…

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

And finally top with more shredded cheese.

Lasagna Cupcakes — A Delicious Simple Lasagna Recipe!

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. We adore these Lasagna Cupcakes! Hope you love this quick and easy lasagna recipe as much as we do!

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Lasagna Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

These Lasagna Cupcakes are mini, bite-sized versions of your favorite Italian dish. All the amazing flavors of lasagna packed into cupcake form!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  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.

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148 Responses
  1. Tamika

    Can these be baked and re-heated the next day? I am making them for a work party and will have to make them the night before. Any experience with that?

    1. Amanda

      They are best when eaten immediately. They will not be as crisp the next day. Hope this helps!

  2. Sylvia

    I’ve been following your blog for years!! I’ve pinned several of your recipes but I really haven’t tried making anything (just because I’m not a “cook”). I made your Spicy Sausage Pasta last night and I nearly died! Soooooooo good I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Now tonight, I made these Lasagna Cups and my family destroyed them. There were tons of oohhs and aahhs. My kids are picky and they gobbled these up. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!!! :)

  3. Jenni Fitzgerald

    I have fillo dough sheets, would these work as well? I have never used these but my husband bought these by mistake and I have wanted to use these ever since.

    1. Amanda

      I’ve never made this with phyllo dough, but it’d probably be fine! Let us know how it turns out if you try it! :) xoxo

  4. Emily

    These look great! Do you think i could assemble them and chill them in the fridge ahead of time for a party? These would make yummy party appetizers!

  5. Flee

    Oh Wow Just stumbled on your blog now (googled pulled pork) LOL, and Oh My Hat.. Been going through this site and saw these IN love with these, Will be making them soon. Thank you and warm wishes from South Africa … Flee

  6. Maira

    Thank you so much for posting this. I made them tonight and they were a big hit. I loved how you take pictures to show the steps.

    p.s we tried your hamburger macaroni too. It was delish to!

  7. Barbara

    OK, just made these and they were awesome! Quick, easy-my kind of dinner. I used mozzarella cheese and threw some shaved Parmesan on top-so good! I didn’t see any definitive answer about can these be frozen, so I’ll try it out and let y’all know how it turns out. Now I’m off to check out some of your other recipes-thanks!

  8. Amy Lee

    Hi Amanda…I just wanted to let you know that I made these on Friday and my husband really liked them :) I didn’t use sausage and I used mozzarella for the shredded cheese. This is a great idea! Thank you!!

  9. Anna

    I just found this awesome recipe through pinterest….I guess I’ve missed a whole year of eating lasagna cups! I’ll have to inhale a bunch to make up for lost time….thanks for posting!

  10. Mike

    I want to thank you for the way you set up this recipe. I am okay at following directions when cooking but the pictures you took and set up were amazing. I havn’t even made them yet but wanted to thank you before hand.

  11. Sharifah

    Thanks Amanda for sharing these perfect little bits of yumminess :-)

    I made these (omitting the pork) and they turned out perfect! My family wants to make these again and soon.

    Thanks for such a great recipe.

  12. Hippie2MARS

    I just made these for dinner tonight and I just have to say, “WOW”! They are delicious, filling and sooo easy to put together. I really enjoyed making this.

  13. Richard

    I’m based in the UK so have never seen or heard of Jimmy Dean’s. I just lobbed some sausages into a blender and used that. It was very good but I would still like to to do it with the Dean meat. Another excuse to make it again :)

    Also, is Jimmy Dean meat named after the actor. Like Paul Newman’s salad dressings?

    Sincerely

    Richard
    http://www.mydish.co.uk/

  14. Isabella

    Just made these, you definitely dont need that much ricotta, next time ill only use half a cup, besides that they turned out really good.

  15. Amanda Dawn

    I made these last night for dinner. It was inexpesive and so yummy! I got the, “These are Awesome” approval from my hubby too! Glad I made up extra.

  16. Gal

    Your idea is great.. I already tried it, but I change some ingredients. I run out of beef and change it into tofu. I use melted cheese instead ricotta and mozzarella cheese (in my place those are expensive). But it’s great, I added also mushroom..It’s delicious, my mom and sisters are like it. Even maybe far from your recipe, but the idea is fab..thank you :)

  17. Anna Varnagatas

    I absolutely LOVE your recipes! I use them almost every time I cook for my boyfriend and they’re amazing! And on top of that WAR EAGLE!!!!

  18. Anna

    holy cow! these look incredible! I wonder, since I’m not a fan of wonton wrappers, would pieces of pre-cooked lasagna noodle be alright?

  19. Liz

    Ok I first of all, thanks for the great recipe ideas and your weight loss story!
    I’ve made the Lasagna cups and the Southwestern Wontons which my husband said could go into our meals rolodex:) I love that you can have favorites but just less of them and still be healthy. I have to decide what’s next. Thanks!!!

  20. Taleya

    Totally made this a few nights ago. Cooking them in muffin tins worked out great since I am gluten-free and my partner is not. So we both got to eat personalized meals!

  21. Janelle

    just made these tonight and they were absolutely amazing! I was lucky enough to get some ground venison and venison sweet sausage… so used that in my mix and they turned out great! Thank you for sharing!!

  22. Nicole M.

    I made these last night for me, my fiance, and my friend and we LOVED them!!! they are the perfect portion and very filling, we ate 2 each!!! LOVED them! I made mine without sausage and it was delicious!!

  23. Jennifer

    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. :)

  24. Karissa

    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!

  25. Virginia Moya

    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!

  26. Madison Molan

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. I was on stumbleupon.com 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

  27. Amanda

    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?

  28. Biren @ Roti n Rice

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

  29. Dino

    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.

  30. Patty H.

    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.

  31. Stacey M.

    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!

  32. The Guerilla Griller

    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!

  33. Jessica @ Knife, Fork, and Spoon With Me

    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!!!

  34. MARGARET ELL'N MCDANIEL

    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…

  35. Michelle

    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!

  36. Jordan | Polkadot Prints

    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!

  37. amy

    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!

    Love,

    Amy and Tiff

  38. Stephanie

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

  39. Darci Buhl

    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!

  40. Laura

    This looks very similar to the Petit Lasagnas on Andi on canyoustayfordinner.com 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!

  41. Frankie

    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’!

  42. Danelle Reilly

    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.

  43. Kim

    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!

  44. Jodi

    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?????
    Jodi

  45. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    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!

    1. AFergie

      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!

    2. Erica

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

  46. Jessica

    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.

  47. Leslie Nyholm

    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.

  48. Eerie

    OOH MY!
    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

  49. Amanda

    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!

  50. Leah

    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!!

  51. denise

    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

  52. Lauren from Lauren's Latest

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

  53. Sarah

    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!

    -Sarah

  54. Liz

    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.

  55. Kristin in Mobile

    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!!!!!

  56. Deborah

    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!

  57. Jenny K.

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

  58. Darci Buhl

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

  59. the wanna be country girl

    Amanda,
    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

  60. Jill Franklin

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

  61. Lucy @ Lucy eats

    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

  62. Letitia

    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?

  63. Tharon Sass

    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???

  64. Lunch-Lady

    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!

  65. Nicky

    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?

    Thanks!

  66. Tricia

    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!

  67. Joanna @ Southern Daisy

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

  68. Melissa

    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!

  69. Thesha

    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.

  70. abjacabjacal kris

    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!

  71. Nikki

    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?

  72. Katie @ Won in the Oven

    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.

  73. ron watson

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

  74. Jessica

    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.

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