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Easy Lasagna Cups Recipe

An easy recipe for lasagna cups are a portable meal option the whole family will love! They're a tractor friendly meal, too!

This Easy Lasagna Cups Recipe is kid-approved and simple to make! These meaty, cheesy, tasty handfuls are perfect for meals on the go or in your home.

I have individual lasagna cups on the brain.

Farm friends and busy people everywhere, I made these for you!

It’s the kind of meal you think about on a cold, windy day when you know a turkey sandwich just won’t do.

I mean, sandwiches are good and all, but every now and then, you something different….You want something you can eat while on the go, but that’s delicious and filling but light all at the same time.

Is that a thing?

Why yes, it is. So glad you asked!

Here’s why you need to make these easy lasagna cups AND share the recipe with a friend.

Why I love this lasagna cups recipe

  • These lasagna cups are super-duper easy to make. We’re talking about a kid friendly meal idea that grown ups love too.
  • I couldn’t decide what to call these. The awesome readers on my Facebook page helped me decide. We mulled over everything from lasagna cups, lasagna muffins, mini lasagna cups, lasagna cups wontons, lasagna cupcakes, or my favorite recommendation – “get in my belly muffins”! Obviously I went with cups, but you can call them whatever you feel your family will most embrace.
  • They can be made ahead of time and frozen. Simply bake, freeze and thaw.
  • They are lunchbox friendly. Pack them in a school lunch. In your farmer’s lunch. Take them to the ball field!

How to make lasagna cups

Be sure to spray your 12 cup muffin tin. Even if it’s non-stick, I recommend you spray the cups. You’ll thank me when you’re not peeling off dough later on.

Speaking of dough, we’re using wonton wrappers instead of lasagna noodles. These don’t require any cooking and are quite lovely to work with. That sounds weird, but you’ll see for yourself how silky smooth the wrappers are when you’re working with them!

You can find wonton wrappers in the produce section at the grocery store.

Two wrappers go in each muffin cup. I don’t know how to precisely explain how to lay them out, so I’ll say they look “like so” and let the photos below speak for themselves…

won ton wrappers for individual easy lasagna cups

Brown your ground beef in a skillet & drain it. Then add your sauce and cool slightly. Add the cheese and set aside for assembly time.

meat filling for easy lasagna cups

Then it’s time to get assembling. This is what they look like before baking.

Easy lasagna cups are kid-approved and simple to make! These meaty, cheesy, tasty handfuls are perfect for meals on the go or in your home. #easyrecipe #lasagnacups

And here’s what lasagna cups look like after they’re cooked. Soooo good, right???

individual lasagna cups with cheese and meat sauce
individual lasagna cups

Individual Lasagna Cup Recipe Variations

I have to say these are delicious as is, but in case you want to mix things up, here are some ideas for you!

  • We always have a freezer full of beef, but you could 100% make these with bulk Italian sausage.
  • Sneak some frozen and thawed spinach into the mix. Do what my Mom used to do and tell the kids (okay, and probably your husband, too) that it’s parsley.
  • Make these ahead of time and pack into a lunchbox. They’re just as good at room temperature as they are warm. Trust me, we’ve taste tested these many times! If it’s one of those cold, gloomy days when something warm is 100% needed, pack it in this heated lunchbox. Yes, we have one and yes, it works!
  • Cook a batch up, then cool and wrap individually. They’ll store in the freezer for up to three months.

Other handheld recipes:

Pick the babies up and eat them, or serve them on a plate. The choice is yours!

An easy recipe for lasagna cups are a portable meal option the whole family will love! They're a tractor friendly meal, too!

Individual Lasagna Cups

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy to assemble and make ahead, these easy lasagna muffins are perfect for portable meals on the go!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 8 oz part skim ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 package wonton wrappers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the meat mixture

  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, crumbling until no longer pink. Drain the fat from the beef and return meat to the pan. Remove from heat.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce and 1/4 cup mozzarella to the meat, stirring to combine. Set aside. meat filling for lasagna cups

For the cheese mixture

  1. In a medium size bowl, combine 8 ricotta, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan. Mix well.
  2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Place two wonton wrappers, overlapping slightly to make a cup that will fill the muffin tin. lasagna cups
  3. Place 2 Tablespoons of the meat mixture in the bottom of the cup. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Top with another 2 Tablespoons of meat mixture and remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes until wrappers are cooked and cheese is melted. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. They will be hot!

Notes

These can be baked ahead of time and reheated.

These can be baked ahead of time and frozen.

These can be baked and eaten once per week for eternity 😉 

Variation Ideas:

  • We always have a freezer full of beef, but you could 100% make these with bulk Italian sausage.
  • Sneak some frozen and thawed spinach into the mix. Do what my Mom used to do and tell the kids (okay, and probably your husband, too) that it’s parsley.
  • Make these ahead of time and pack into a lunchbox. They’re just as good at room temperature as they are warm. Trust me, we’ve taste tested these many times! If it’s one of those cold, gloomy days when something warm is 100% needed, pack it in this heated lunchbox. Yes, we have one and yes, it works!
  • Cook a batch up, then cool and wrap individually. They’ll store in the freezer for up to three months.

If you make this recipe and share on social media, tag #ThisFarmGirlCooks for a chance to be featured!

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 532Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 107mgSodium 1215mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 30g

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Individual lasagna cups are easy to make for kid lunches and meals on the go. This easy recipe is portable and freezer friendly, too!

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    April 16, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    This is such a clever idea – not to mention delicious! Loving it a lot!
    The whole family will enjoy.

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope your family loves them as much as we do.

  • Reply
    Beth Pierce
    April 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    What a great recipe for an appetizer or even an after school snack; my picky eaters would love these!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      I love the idea of an after school snack, our kids would totally go for that, too!

  • Reply
    Caitlyn Erhardt
    April 16, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Love this idea! My son would love this!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Our kiddos love it too, and it’s so easy to make.

  • Reply
    Beth
    April 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I am in love with the recipe! This is going to blow my husbands mind when I make these for him to take to work! We are huge lasagna fans and now we can enjoy it on the go!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      So glad you like it Beth! I hope your husband does too!

  • Reply
    Mikayla
    April 16, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Wonton wrappers is such a great idea to stand in for noodles. Love the easy to pack portions here too!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks! I’m all about keeping things easy 😉

  • Reply
    Michelle Anderton
    January 12, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Hi. My wontons were a bit soggy on the bottom making them hard to handle. What have I done wrong. I tipped the liquid out as you said. Thanks michelle

    • Reply
      Deanne Frieders
      January 24, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Hi Michelle, it could be your sauce was to liquid? Did you drain your ground beef? I haven’t had that experience but I’m sorry they were sogyy!

  • Reply
    judi
    March 22, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This sounds wonderful. Can you use egg roll wrappers so you don’t have to overlap. Also can just the meat mixture be frozen or will it be too juicy.

  • Reply
    Joanne
    October 10, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Love this idea for a harvest meal on the go. As a farmer’s wife I have appreciated your blog. After 6 weeks straight of harvesting I’m running out of ideas and the guys are tired of sandwich type meals. No one understands like another farm wife. 🤗

    • Reply
      Deanne Frieders
      November 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Farm wives are amazing! So glad this is giving you some new ideas for harvest.

  • Reply
    Angela Zwart
    October 10, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Could you provide reheating instructions?

    • Reply
      Deanne Frieders
      November 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Angela, I’m sorry I missed this comment! You can reheat for about 30 seconds in the microwave if they’ve been frozen and thawed.

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