Lasagna Cupcakes Recipe

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Lasagna is an Italian comfort food that I absolutely love. However, it’s not really practical to make on a weeknight. By the time you boil the pasta, make homemade sauce, and bake it it’d be almost time for bed!


To make weeknight meals go a little quicker I like to alter recipes so they cook faster. In addition, I rely heavily on my “Cantry” (pantry filled with canned goods). Canned tomato sauce has wonderful flavor, and doesn’t require slaving over a hot stove for hours.

Here are the ingredients I picked up at our local Giant Eagle

Lasagna Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Del Monte Tomato Sauce, 26.5 oz

<b>Cheese filling:</b>

  • 10 oz. tub Philadelphia Italian Herb & Cheese Cooking Cream
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, grated & divided
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 21 lasagne pasta sheets

Instructions

  • Divide Mozarella cheese in half. Then mix 1/2 of the mozarella and all the other filling ingredients together.
  • Cook your pasta as directed on the packaging (minus a minute or 2). Lay on wax paper until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin with nonstick spray or use parchment paper. Make the pasta sheet into a circular shape and put it around the muffin tin hole.Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon of sauce into the bottom of each cup.
  • Cut 9 pasta sheets into quarters and press one of these pieces of pasta into the bottom of your original noodle and,on top of the sauce.
  • Top pasta sheet with a tablespoon of sauce and then a tablespoon of cheese filling.
  • Repeat this pasta-sauce-cheese layering one more time.
  • Top t off with a 3rd piece of pasta, more sauce and the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Add a bit of sauce on the very top around the scalloped edges, so they don't get overdone.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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Adapted from Lauren’s Latest