Wonton Mini Lasagna Cups are what you need for a quick and delicious party appetizer. Fun to make and easy to eat!
As I told you before, some weeks ago it was my mother-in-law’s birthday and I made this caramel cake, which really was the best ever. For dinner we had mushroom soup and these Wonton mini lasagna cups.
I wanted to make something delicious, easy, and not time consuming. Something that was fun to make but didn’t require lots of work because I already had my caramel cake to take care of therefore I didn’t want to make something that would stress me out. These Wonton cups are exactly what I wanted. They are crowd pleasers, easy to make and part of it can be made ahead.
Though I was not really thinking about making something budge-friendly, but these turned out to be budget friendly too. Wonton wrappers can be found in Asian food aisle (the cold ones) next to egg rolls and close to tofu. They cost less than 3 dollars for a whole pack which has 48 wonton wrappers and that’s what you need to make 24 lasagna cups.
For the filling, I used almost the same filling as the filling I used for these stuffed potato patties, but I changed it a bit to give it some lasagna kick. I also used ricotta cheese which I am getting obsessed with because it’s so creamy and goes with savory and sweet food, plus it gives a creamy texture to the food.
What I like about these lasagna cups is that they get ready in 10 minutes. So if you manage to make the filling the day before, the whole thing will take almost 20 minutes from start to finish to bring a beautiful nutritious food to the table and isn’t that what every busy family wants?
I have already mentioned the fact that we are fat and calorie conscious people in most occasions so here I have used a modest amount of none-fat ricotta and mozzarella and the least amount of oil possible, but if you like more cheese in your lasagna cups, please go for it because more cheese is always better and we all know that!
Ok, enough of me praising these tiny cups of happiness! Let’s get the pans and muffin tins out!
Wonton Mini Lasagna cups
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ lb ground beef
- 1 raw sausage
- ½ can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 pack wonton wrappers 48 wrappers
- 1 ½ cup non-fat ricotta cheese
- 1 cup fat-free shredded mozzarella
- Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Sauté onion and garlic until translucent.
- Add ground beef and sausage and cook until browned.
- Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and dried thyme and cook for 2 minutes.
Mini Lasagna cups:
- Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
- Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with 24 wonton wrappers.
- Put 1 teaspoon ricotta cheese in each cup.
- Top with 1 ½ tbsp. filling.
- Add some shredded mozzarella.
- Put another wonton wrappers on top of the filling + ricotta + filling + mozzarella.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are crispy.
look great but need to assemble them ahead of time for a party ... can't wait until the last minute to put together, especially if they are appetizers ... can these be assembled in the morning and then just baked right before people come ... never like the look of food that is reheated to serve especially things like these that are topped with cheese...
Hi Becky, Yes you can assemble them ahead of time and simply bake them when you're ready to serve.
Are these made in the mini muffin tin pans?
No they're made in regular muffin tin 🙂
Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations
These would be totally awesome for a party or potluck. They look great! Pinned
Thanks! Yea a friend also said these are great for football season!!
These look incredibly great - better than having the wontons deep fried. Surely giving it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Tasneem and thank you for your comment! Yea I like them better than fried too! I have made couple more things baked with wonton that I will post soon!
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
These are such an excellent idea, perfect for parties too. I always have wonton wrappers in the freezer too.
So true Helen, they come in handy all the time. I like them because they are so tiny and cute!
These sound wonderful! I made them a long time ago, but put way too much effort into them. Yours look simple and delicious.
Thanks Byron! They're really easy to make. By the way, have visited your blog and love it!
Lauren @ Create Bake Make
What an awesome idea, pinning this to make for our end of year parties!
Thanks Lauren! They are so good for parties!
Ooh lovely idea. They'd be great for a party. Sadly, not sure wonton wrappers would be very easy to get where I live.
Thanks! Actually you can find wonton wrappers in any asian store and many supermarkets. I'm guessing any type of thin bread would work too!
What a cute way to serve lasagna! Inventive and creative. I'm thinking these are also really delicious little bites of Italian bliss!
What a great way to describe these cupa Diane! I really like your blog as well!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
These are prefect little appetizers that are easy and fun to make. Love the look and the combination of ingredients. Will be trying these out for sure.
So happy you like them! I'm sure many combinations work really well! And they get ready in no time!
Vicky from @Avocado Pesto
Have made something similar to this in the past - so simple and make for perfect presentation too! Love it!
I also like them so much because they're so pretty!
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
This is such a great idea! These are perfect for parties! And they look super delicious!
And easy to make! Oh by the way,I love your blog!