I like to cook fast but still delicious and yummy food. We all make lasagna in a big tray, if you have a big family and you are freezing then its good to make it in a big tray but when you have small family and you know how much everyone is going to consume, you don't want to make it big batch. That's why when I decided to make lasagna , I went for my muffin tray, instead of my casserole.
This was easy , cooked fast and with the help of my kids, It makes them also interested in ready dish. They help me assemble dish and it was ready in half the time then regular lasagna.
I made it with my vegetarian ingredients but this is perfect with any meat dish also. Process is the same, boil the noodles, get ready with your stuffing and sauce and cheeses. and just assemble in cupcake mold. I made two trays of muffins.
7-8 sheets of Whole wheat lasagna sheets1 8 oz. box frozen and thawed spinach
1 4 oz. glass bottle of artichokes in oil
2 cups of Ricotta - I used my Home Made you can use part skim or full fat
1 shredded carrot
4 big cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 cup frozen corns
1/2 white onions chopped
1 green chili chopped
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
8 oz. bag of mozzarella cheese
1 bottle of your favorite marinara sauce or as needed.
Cook the lasagna sheets as per box. Keep it aside.
In a bowl, Add spinach, chopped artichokes, carrot, garlic, onion, corn, chili.
Add ricotta, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella , oregano, red flakes, salt and mix it very well. check the seasoning before you assemble.
Take your muffin pan , cut the boiled sheet in square, depend upon how big is the cavity. place two squares, then stuffing, then cheese, then sauce, again one square of sheet, stuffing, sauce and cheese. Top one has to be cheese.
Fill out all the cavities and put it in oven to bake it at 375 F. for 20 minutes.
Keep on checking in between, depend upon metal, glass. or silicon, and oven , temperature and cooking time is different.
When cheese is all melted and everything is cooked thru, take it out.
Keep it outside for 10 minutes, inside stuffing is very hot, you can burn your tongue.
After that serve it on plate with side of salad, bread or wine. Choice is yours.