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Muffin Tin Lasagna Cups and 12 More Muffin Tin Recipes!

I might be a little in love with Muffin Tin recipes.

They are so cute!! PLUS — I love that I can cook them and then put them in zip lock bags, freeze them and then my kids can come home from school and warm them up. The muffin tins make the perfect serving size!!

 

Here’s one of my favorite muffin tin meals to make – Lasagna Cups!!

And I made mine a little different and low fat. yay!!

 

Here’s how to make them — plus 12 other FUN muffin tin meals your family will LOVE!!

 

(these ingredients were to make 4 times the recipe amount — I made a huge batch to freeze for later)

Ingredients:

1/2 pound lean ground beef, cooked

1/2 pound mild Italian sausage, cooked and combined with the ground beef

24 Wonton Wrappers (you can find them in the refrigerated section by the vegetables)

2 cups of Shredded Parmesan Cheese

2 cups of Low-Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1 cup of Low-Fat Ricotta Cheese

2 cups of Pasta Sauce

Fresh Basil

Here’s what to do:

  • Spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray
  • Put one Wonton Wrapper in each muffin tin opening, with the edges coming out
  • Then layer the ingredients. First a layer of Parmesan Cheese. Then a basil leaf (optional). Then Mozarella Cheese.The next layer is the meat mixture. Followed by a dollop of ricotta cheese. Then pasta sauce. The last layer is a little more Parmesan Cheese.
  • Then bake in the oven at 375-degrees for 15-18 minutes. Until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Once it’s cooked, take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Then pop out of the muffin tins. If the wonton wrappers are a sticking to the pan, use a sharp knife and run it around the edges to loosen the cups.

Another thing I love about these Muffin Tin Lasagnas is that you can customize them. I have two kids that are vegetarian, so all I had to do was leave the meat out of some of the tins. And then when I packaged them up to freeze, I labeled those bags “Vegetarian” so my kids will know which ones to take out and eat later. You can do the same thing with the cheese if you have someone that is lactose-intolerant.

 

And you can make these up the night before, refrigerate them and then pop them in the oven after work and you have a fast dinner.

These are also great to take on a picnic!! Just add some bread and a yummy dessert.

And here are 12 other Muffin Tin Meals that would be fun to make:

Muffin Tin Pot Pies @ Rachael Ray

Turkey Meat Loaf Muffin Tins @ Weight Watchers

Asian Dumplings with Dipping Sauce @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Individual Fresh Toast Stratas @ Rachael Ray

Mini German Pancakes @ Real Mom Kitchen

Sunrise Breakfast Bowl @ Toni Spillsbury

Muffin Tin Baked Eggs @ New Nostalgia

Muffin Tin Pumpkin Pies @ Make and Takes

Chocolate Cheesecake Bites @ Muffin Tin Mania

Mini Chicken Pot Pies @ Betty Crocker

Stacked Potato Bites @ Jughandle’s Fat Farm

Muffin Tin Pizza Bites @ Cheap Recipe Blog

Have you ever made any Muffin Tin recipes?

Leave YOUR ideas in the comments. I would love to see them!!

xoxo

PS — It’s FRIDAY!!

My favorite day of the week.

It’s time to feature YOU and show off YOUR ideas.

I hope you can stop by for the fun tonight!

The party starts at 6 pm MST.

Comments

  1. These look fabulous! I’m thinking of making them ahead of time for a shower and freezing them. I don’t cook much, so I’m wondering what reheating instructions do you recommend? Should they be put in the oven frozen or thawed? Would you stick them back in the cupcake pan or would a baking sheet work? Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I added it to my list of favorite muffin tin meals (http://wondermomwannabe.com/muffin-tin-dinner-recipes/) with a link back here for the recipe and instructions.

  3. These looked soooo delicious and easy to make. I made them this evening and was soooo disappointed. The wantons were very dry and added nothing to the taste.
    I am now looking for a good recipe for Wanton Soup as I have A LOT of unused wantons. I’m very glad I didn’t go crazy and make up a bunch to freeze.
    I really wish these had worked out, because they looked so tasty and easy to make and make ahead.

    • Oh – I am so sorry to hear that Karen!! We really have liked them here.

      xoxoxo

    • HI Karen,

      I made these from a little different recipe. My recipe called to top the lasagna with an additional won ton, sauce and cheese. I think this makes them more moist. Try this. I think it made a real difference.

  4. what a wonderful idea – when I have time again I will try somelthing out like this! Wendy M x

  5. The lasagna looks amazing… I just wondered if you had a guess at what the calories per “muffin” might be? My husband and I are trying to lose weight and he’s really missing some good Italian food like lasagna… so I was thinking this could be great in moderation if the calories weren’t too high. Thanks.

  6. Looks so yummy! I am going to have to try these for sure! Maybe my husband will like these as “leftovers” since it won’t just be a pile of lasagna haha Much more presentable :)

  7. Mini cheesecakes with a Nilla wafer on bottom. so easy!

  8. Im going to try the lasagna cups this week, thanks!

  9. I have made taco cupcakes. All you have to do is fix your taco meat with seasoning and stir in anything else you’d like (beans, tomatoes, chiles, corn, etc). Put the meat mixture in a cupcake liner and top it off with some Jiffy mix. Bake. Then, everyone can add their own extras (salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, cheese, lettuce, etc). They freeze well and are handy on those nights when I need a quick meal for my little one.

  10. I recently made spinach and sweet potato quiche cups for my baby. Yum! http://sweeterthancupcakes.blogspot.com/2012/09/spinach-and-sweet-potato-quiche-cups.html

  11. how come any food becomes tastier (and cuter!) when you make it in small portions? I love everything I can make with my muffin tin and I have yet to try this delicious lasagnas.

  12. Thanks for including my Asian Dumplings! These lasagna cups look amazing! My husband isn’t a huge fan of lasagna, so this would be perfect!

  13. yum!!! I can’t show this recipe to my husband or he’ll want me to make it every night! lasagna’s his favorite!

  14. Talk about timing! I just posted a muffin tin recipe this morning for mini french toast omelets. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/09/foodie-friday-mini-french-toast-omelets.html

  15. Loving the muffin tin lasagne. You’re right they do look so good! Also a good party food idea. Thank you for sharing this.

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