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A Mini Lasagna Cup cut in half-layered with cheese, sausage, sauce and noodles, topped with chopped fresh parsley
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Mini Lasagna Cups

Mini Lasagna Cups are the perfect appetizer addition to your parties, or even just a new easy way to put together lasagna for dinner! So delicious, and so much fun!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Lasagna Cups
Servings: 12 Cups
Calories: 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoons salt divided
  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a standard size muffin tin. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Cut 6 of them in half, lengthwise. Use a small cookie cutter to cut out 36 small circles from the remaining pasta.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground sausage until cooked through, and no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add in garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
  • Line the bottom of each muffin cup with 1 of the cut out pasta circles. Curl each of the long strips into a ring to line the sides of each cup. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of sauce into the bottom of each muffin cup. Top with another layer of pasta circles and 1 tablespoon of ricotta mixture. Place remaining pasta circles on and another 1 tablespoon of meat sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and slightly browned. Serve hot.

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Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 104mg | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.6mg