I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but….
this was my very first time to use won ton wrappers.
It won’t be my last though!
I don’t know why I’ve never used won ton wrappers before. I guess I thought they were hard to find or use or something.
I was in the big city when I picked up these:
I really hope I’m able to find them at my local Supercenter.
I had some ground beef in the freezer that I had cooked up one day. Boy, was I glad it was there. Now that school is back in session, we tend to meet each other coming and going! The time I spent days ago frying up that meat was definitely recouped when I made the Lasagna Cups!
I also had about a 1/3 of a jar of pasta sauce in the fridge.
The recipe called for the won ton wrappers to be cut into circles. I did not have time for that. I didn’t even have time to get out the good camera. These pictures were shot with my cell phone.
It’s pretty much Lasagna 101–the won tons take the place of the noodles.
Top with Cheese
I loved these! So did the family. I did miss the noodles a little. However, the fact that the won ton substitute saved a ton of calories made me forget all about the noodles!
Bonus: the leftovers worked well in lunch boxes the next day.
I served these with a Caesar Salad (bagged).
Since these can be fork or finger food, they would work well as appetizers, too.
24 won ton wrappers
- 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 3/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
- 1/3 pound ground beef, browned
- 1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
• Preheat oven to 375˚
•Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray
•Line muffin cups with won ton wrappers, one per cup
•Fill cups with half of the cheese mixture. Just enough to cover the bottom.
•Spoon half of the meat mixture on top of the cheese mixture.
•Repeat for second layer–won ton, cheese mixture, meat mixture.
•Top with cheese topping.
•Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden!
Let the Lasagna Cups cool a bit before you try to remove them from the pan. You might even need a knife to help get them started.
If you have basil growing in your garden, grab some for the top to make it look all fancy!
Chip: You really got the flavor of the cheese and meat without all those annoying noodles to get in the way–delicious! Maybe better than lasagna!
Megan: It’s not quite as good as with the noodles, but it’s much more fun to eat. (Plus it tastes pretty darn good!)
Katie: These are amazing little inventions of life!