When you are hosting a cooking party for children, you have to be really prepared because they work quickly, and they do not well with dead time. In light of this, I was looking for fun recipes that would be easy to make, good to eat and that would also occupy them for more than 1 minute. 😉
As I searched the net for recipes, I found a recipe of Lasagna Cupcakes. I will tell you that the recipe title took me a bit by surprise. How can one make cupcakes with Lasagna? But after reading the recipe, i realized that the only cupcake part was the use of a cupcake mold. Because the recipe sounded yummy, and easy to make, i decided to make those at the cooking class, and the kids love them! They not only loved the idea of making Lasagna Cupcakes, but they love, love to eat them well as well. Yeah!!!!
Ingredients for about 40 cupcakes:
- 1 lb of lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 can of pasta sauce of 24 oz. ( I used ragu traditional)
- 2 tbsp. of tomato paste
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of basil, rosemary mix from Demarle
- 1 pack of wonton wraps of 12 oz.
- 1 can of ricotta
- 1 pack of cheddar cheese or any other cheese of your choice
- 1/8 tsp of pepper
- 1/4 tsp of salt
In a frying pan, warm up the olive oil. When the oil is warm, add the meat and cook until it is no longer pink. Add salt, pepper, sugar, tomato paste and tomato sauce and mix well. Bring the mixture to boil, turn the heat down and cook for another 15 minutes.
First place one wonton wraper in each cupcake opening. Then add 1 tsp of the meat sauce in each wonton. Add 1/2 tsp of ricotta on top of the meat. Sprinkle cheese over the ricotta. Then with a dough cutter of about 1 inch, cut circles. Place one circle on top of the cheese in each cupcake. Add meat, ricotta and cheese again. C’est tout.
Cook in a warm oven at 375 for 15- 18 minutes or until the edges are brown. Enjoy!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!