Healthy Petite Lasagna Cups Recipe

March 21, 2012

Healthy Petite Lasagna Cups Recipe!

I was browsing Pinterest one day and ran across this Petite Lasagna Cups idea. I played with the recipe (to make it healthier of course) and let me tell you… they are not only healthy, but they turned out yummy! Not to mention they are also super cute, and fun to make with the kiddos! These little individual lasagna cups are a perfect portion for kids and a good way to control your own portion size. I also found this less messy to make than regular lasagna (I don’t really like kitchen clean-up…can you tell?? I think I know it’s my least favorite part of cooking.)

Healthy, easy, and yummy recipes are possible EVEN if you are on a budget!! I got all these ingredients while they were on sale and since all of it can be stockpiled (because they are either canned, dry goods, or can be frozen) this meal only cost me $5.00 to make and I’ll have enough for 2 meals for a family of 4. Remember…planning ahead is the BEST way to save! Cheese, ground turkey (or beef), and wonton wrappers freeze well and are great to have on hand for quick and easy meals! I go hog wild when I find a deal on low fat 2% milk cheese or ground turkey. Remember the time I told you about the Jennie-O Turkey was on sale at Ralphs for $1.79 for a 1.25 lb. package? Well…I bought 10 of them and froze them because I knew that was the absolute LOWEST price I would get turkey for.

You DO NOT have to sacrifice healthy eating just because you are on a budget! I live on a budget everyday and I am a HUGE avid healty, clean eater!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey (You can also use 93% lean ground beef if you prefer)
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (You can also make your own. I use Hunts.)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dried Basil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded 2% Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • 24 Small Square Wonton Wrappers (Located near the tofu)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, onions and garlic and saute until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Add the jar of spaghetti sauce (or your own homemade sauce) and heat to a boil. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, oregano and basil. Mix well and set aside.
  • Spray a 12-cup cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray and place one wonton wrapper in each of the cups, pressing firmly to shape the wrapper to the cup bottom and walls.
  • Spread 1/2 your ricotta mixture on the bottom of each of the 12 cups bottom. Next, spoon 1/2 your turkey and sauce mixture evenly over the cups on top of the ricotta mixture you just placed in the bottom. Sprinkle each cup with mozzarella cheese.
  • Gently press another wonton wrapper on the top of each cup and repeat the above process using the remaining ingredients and topping each cup with a final layer of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 minutes (or until the cheese on top is melted)
  • Remove from oven and let them cool for about 5-10 min. Gently remove from pan and serve!
  • Enjoy!

*Be sure to check out the other Healthy Gal Recipes I have written about for some other healthy meal ideas!

~Healthy Gal~

*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Coupon Gal March 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Jaycie!!

The kiddos will love helping you (mine did almost everything) and that’s the cool part! I have lots planned for Healthy Gal too! I’m excited about it and I think that’s what is important…you of all people know what I mean!

Love ya!

Christy

2 Coupon Gal March 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

AWESOME!! I agree…the idea of them in cups makes it exciting for kids for some reason. I’m not going to lie…it’s kinda exciting for me too!

I hope you enjoy it!

Christy,
Coupon Gal

3 Coupon Gal March 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Cindy,

I can’t tell you how excited I was to read your comment! It’s always a scary thing to put yourself out there like this and share a recipe that others may (or may not) like. I completely agree…NEW IS SO FUN! I’m happy to hear your family loved them! I have more recipes coming…so stay tuned ;)

Thank you again for your kind words! It means a lot!!

Christy,
Coupon Gal

4 cindy March 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I was so excited to try these when I saw the picture and read how easy they were to make. My family loved them for supper tonight! Something new is always fun. Thank you!

5 MeleP March 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

My kids would appreciate this recipe. They love lasagna but this twist will have them asking for more. Thanks for sharing.

6 Jaycie March 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

Love it! I just found a coupon earlier in the week that I can use for Wonton wrappers. Gotta try this one. I bet the kids will have a blast helping me make them.

Keep the HG posts coming, Christy…. :)

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