Easy Mini Lasagnas!

This was one of those Pinterest inspired meals that I have now made several times with multiple variations!  These cut back on the calories of regular lasagna, as well as the carbohydrates.

Set your oven to about 370 while you prep.

You will need:

  • small square wonton wrappers (I like the Nasoya brand)
  • 1 package of low-fat sausage (12 – 16 oz)
  • 1 can of your favorite tomato/spaghetti sauce (I love the Mezzetta Artichoke Marinara more than anything)
  • cheese blend: you can make this with what you like best, but mine usually consists of 1 & 1/2 cups fresh shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan, 1/2 cup ricotta and 1/2 cup cottage cheese.  This time, I used greek yogurt in place of cottage cheese, and it was awesome.  Add some dried basil, sea salt, cracked black pepper, and onion powder to taste (I never measure these things).

Process:

  • Use a large muffin tin–this will make about 21 mini lasagnas.
  • Pre-cook the sausage so that it is fully cooked before you add it to your lasagnas.
  • Use whatever you prefer to make sure your pan is non-stick (butter, olive oil, non-stick spray).  Don’t forget the top of the pan as well.
  • Layer with one wonton wrapper on the bottom and press down until the wrapper is tightly layering the bottom and sides of each muffin section.
  • After one wonton is down on each muffin section, begin layering ingredients.
  • Add sausage, a spoonful of spaghetti sauce, and a spoonful of cheese mixture. Then, add another layer of wonton.
  • Make sure to press the second wonton to the first wonton where possible to create a semi-seal between the stuffed layer (it doesn’t have to be totally sealed, just enough to have the two stick together).
  • Repeat layering ingredients: sausage, sauce, cheese mixture.
  • After all the mini lasagnas are layered, place in the oven for about 10 – 15 minutes.  You HAVE TO KEEP A CLOSE eye on these!  The wontons cook quickly.  You want the tops of the wonton and the cheese to be slightly browned–a little more crispy is better than underdone, as the wonton noodle not as exposed to the heat can be soggy if you don’t leave them in long enough.

Use different variations!  Try spinach, mushrooms, and alfredo sauce!  Or try ground turkey, olives, sour cream, and cheddar!  These are super fun.  The layering takes a bit of time, but cooking time is so minimal, you can crank these out in about a half hour.  AND, they are a hit at dinner parties–they are SO pretty.

(For 8 wonton wrappers, there are 30  net grams of carbs–so 4 mini lasagnas will hold 30 carbs, not including whatever is in your sauce.)

Enjoy!

-Nosh

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