Lasagna Cupcakes

Lasagna Cupcakes

 IMG_3160Ingredients

Sauce

1 lb Italian sausage – I used chicken sausage

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 small can tomato paste

¼ cup red wine

1 tsp each, oregano, basil,

½ tsp salt

Red pepper flakes to taste

1 pinch of sugar – about ½ tsp

Filling

¾ cup part skim ricotta cheese

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ cup mozzarella cheese, plus ½ cup extra for topping cupcakes

½ tsp garlic salt (optional)

1 cup (about 2 handfuls) fresh spinach

 For assembly: Wonton Wrappers

 Directions

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.

Add sausage and brown using spatula to break into pieces.

Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 more minutes to soften.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine.

Stir in oregano, basil, salt, sugar, and red pepper flakes.

Simmer sauce for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While sauce is cooking combine all ingredients for the filling in a food processor and blend to combine, about 1 minute.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a cupcake pan with cooking spray.

Press one wonton wrapper into each cup.

Top each with a heaping Tbsp of sauce and a tsp of cheese mixture.

Top each cup with another wonton wrapper and repeat with sauce and cheese.

Add one more wonton wrapper, top with sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until filling is hot and cheese is melted.

Remove pan from oven and allow cupcakes to rest for 5 minutes before using a spoon to pop each cupcake out onto a serving plate. 

 

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