Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinterest Finds! -- Lasagna Cups

I saw these on Pinterest and they looked awesome so the hubby and I took a shot at it! We tweaked things a little bit but you can see my inspiration here at Lauren's Latest blog.

I wanted to make it a little easier (and less of a grocery list) so instead of making my own meat sauce I decided to just get a jar of Prego Three Cheese Sauce and 1lb of hamburger meat and whip that up in a skillet first.
So here is what you will need....

1 Jar Prego Three Cheese Pasta Sauce
1 pound hamburger meat
1 10 oz. tub Philadelphia Italian Herb & Cheese Cooking Cream
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 box of lasagna noodles

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

 Cook pasta sheets 2 minutes less than package directions and drain. Remove from water and let them cool slightly (using a strainer or baking sheet to dry) until needed.

Prepare meat sauce by cooking hamburger meat until browned. Add pasta sauce and simmer until needed.

Combine Philadelphia cooking cream, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, pepper and egg in a mixing bowl until well blended.

Take your cupcake pan and lightly grease (you can also use parchment paper, I didn't have any and the spray worked just fine for me).

Place a full size noodle into the each cup twirling it around so that it fits well into the hole.

Then I took the remaining noodles and cut them into small pieces that are big enough to fit into the bottom of the cup (you will need some of these slices for layering). This part was easier when the noodles had cooled off a little and stuck to each other better.

Now you can add the layers. Start with a spoon full of meat sauce. Next add a spoon full of cheese. Then add a noodle piece. Press lightly to make sure layers are filling out the cup well.

Repeat this step until the cups are filled to the brim (remember that any part of the noodle that doesn't have something in it will become harder in the oven). 

Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbling.

These were so good. Probably the best lasagna ever! So the fact that I made these (with the help of my wonderful husband) was a big accomplishment and success! 

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  1. Those look YUMMY!! Don't you just love pinterest? I'm not sure what I did without it. Come back to my blog on Friday and link up this post :)

  2. Oh my gosh, these look perfect! I would love to try to make them! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. These look great. Love the simplicity and the kids can help too. I am a new follower visiting from Northern Cottage. Vicky from Mess For Less

  4. Yum these look delicious and look like you could just bag them up and freeze them for a quick lunch or dinner!

  5. Oh my! These look SOOOO good!!!

    Thanks for sharing them at Creatively Living!


  6. They look scrumptious - I love making lasagne so I am going to have to give these a go to show off next time I have people over for dinner!

  7. Ok these look creative and DELISH! I am your newest follower! Can you please post at my Taste This Thursday party!?

  8. I'm so going to try this and I "pinned" this so I can find it in a hurry. Come see my pins. Best wishes, Linda Oh, and I'm following on Linky, too.