Petite Lasagnas

Ah, Garfield the Cat would be so excited for this post. (Anyone remember Garfield by the way?)

Although I’m not much of a lasagna person, I thought these little treats were delicious! I made them with my friends (which is why you can see 2 hands in the first picture) the same day we made the parmesan zucchini bread sticks. It was a yummy day.

But…here comes the shocker: there is absolutely no pasta in this recipe.

I know. We were confused too, but as soon as we tasted it, we understood why. Somehow the wonton wrappers end up tasting exactly like pasta.

I don’t have a proper picture of the final result, but I don’t think it matters. I think it’s obvious how delicious this is. Lasagna lovers rejoice!

Petite Lasagnas (recipe adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner)

(makes 12)

  • 12 oz raw ground turkey (you can use ground beef)
  • ¼ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp dried oregano, divided
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 24 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey, onions, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Crumble the meat and saute the mixture for about 10 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through. Add the garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes and 2 tsp of oregano. Bring the pan to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, the remaining teaspoon of oregano, and the basil. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
  4. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 wonton wrapper into each of the 12 cups, pressing firmly in the bottom of the cup and up the sides.
  5. Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups. Next, using half of the turkey tomato sauce, spoon it evenly over each of the ricotta filled cups. Sprinkle with 2 tsp of mozzarella.
  6. Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer.
  7. Repeat the process by distributing the remaining ricotta, then the remaining tomato sauce, and finally the rest of the shredded mozzarella.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  9. Let the cups cool, remove them from the pan, and serve!
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25 Responses to Petite Lasagnas

  1. Faith says:

    I love how creative this is! Lasagna is always a favorite in my house and I’d love to try this!

  2. Yummy! Do the wontons get a little crunchy?

    This looks great. I love how simple and fun Italian food can be. No need to reinvent the wheel there.

  3. My sister and I use to watch Garfield in our Pj’s eating out fruitloops; what a blast Saturday morning use to be.

    These look great for parties; mini pastaless lasagna- love it.

  4. I love how pretty these are. They look delicious, too. And don’t worry. I remember Garfield and his love for lasagna.

  5. These look fabulous and adorable! What a great appetizer idea for an Italian themed party. You always come up with creative menu ideas to share with your readers. Thanks!

  6. Juliana says:

    Wow, these little cups of lasagna look wonderful, I like everything that comes in small portion. Easy to eat and to serve. Great idea using wonton wraps. Hope you are having a great week Nourhan :-)

  7. Gourmantine says:

    What a creative way to make and serve lasagna! You made a usually messy dish so elegant! Well done and have a nice day:)

  8. Tanvi says:

    Thank heaven I have a lasagna recipe which is not a saucy mess…this is a brilliant idea..I have to try this!

  9. Oh that is such a cool idea and perfect for a dinner party! Nice presentation.

  10. Jeanne says:

    I love Garfield! And he would definitely approve of this treat. What a fun way to eat lasagna!

  11. Lasagna cups…splendid idea! Perfect for a party!

  12. Mary says:

    What a fabulous idea. I’d love to serve these as football finger food com fall. They look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  13. Linda says:

    Absolutely fabulous idea! As everyone in my family loves the crunchy edges of lasagna this works out perfectly! I know for sure I will be making these!!

  14. FreeEats says:

    These are so cute. What a fun idea and you could have so much fun with it for a party. Well done!

  15. I love lasagna and making them in little cups makes them so much cuter!

  16. My BlogJect says:

    THese look so bloody good! I’m hooked!

  17. Kelly says:

    I certainly remember Garfield – so now there are at least 2 of us happy with these petites lasagnes…! I think they’re brilliant – love the smaller serving sizes and the inclusion of protein rich ricotta – I wonder if precooked pasta strips cut to fit would work equally well as wonton wrappers? (might be harder to remove from cup…), not sure. Great post, thanks!

  18. who doesn’t remember Garfield?! Pshh, its not like we’re old or something ;) I’m a fanatic for miniature versions of things…I LOVE these! can’t wait to try it out inshallah!

  19. oneordinaryday says:

    Totally love this idea and I can’t wait to try it. A lasagna you can walk around and eat. How can that not be wonderful? :)

  20. fatisrecipes says:

    Oh my goooddd… I made lasagne muffins last week. Mine are different though… :D

    I think both recipes (mine and yours) would be awesomely tasty! :D and best friends, too… ;)

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  23. nadia says:

    What a great idea to serve during parties!

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