more muffin tin madness

So last Monday I introduced you to the ham & eggies, which has become one of my favourite muffin tin recipes… it’s so easy!!
Let me explain a bit why I have this muffin tin obsession.
I love making food ahead and freezing it. Our lives are busy… ridiculously so… and the less prep time required for a meal, the better.
I make huge batches of spaghetti sauce, chili and thai chicken. That’s right. HUGE batches of thai chicken. It’s Hubby’s favourite meal, so I try and have it on hand for him.

What the hell does this have to do with a muffin tin?

Single serving sizes.
Muffin tins have this down PAT.

I use them to make mini meatloaves, which I thought was awesome. I mean, traditional meatloaf takes at least an hour to cook, right? Muffin size? Half hour tops. Then you can pop them in a freezer bag, or tupperware – whatever your preference – and voila! Next Thursday, as you are running between work and swimming lessons, you can throw a real meal in the microwave.

You love the idea, don’t you? Why didn’t you think of that sooner??!!
You can thank me later.

Won Ton Wrappers. They’re not just for won tons anymore.

Friends, I give you: Spinach Ricotta Mini-Lasagnas.

First: I mixed a tub of fat-reduced ricotta (it actually wasn’t fat-reduced, but it should have been) with a package of frozen chopped spinach – thawed and strained. I sprinkled some parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mixed it up well.

I lined each muffin cup with a won ton wrapper. (You can find these in the frozen section of your local grocery store.)

Spoon a rounded teaspoon of spinach and ricotta mixture into each cup (I have a little bit much in these…)

Lay another won ton on top of that layer, then spoon the rest of the mixture into the cups.
Here comes my secret ingredient.

Goat Mozzarella.

I shredded goat mozzarella and topped each cup with it.

It was so good… and meat free!  You could use these as appetizers, or add a salad and have them as a meal!

Yummy, easy and simple to switch up ingredients to add whatever you like… go ahead… play with it!!

Spinach Ricotta Mini Lasagnas

24 won ton wrappers
1 tub reduced-fat Ricotta Cheese
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed & strained
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated Goat Mozzarella
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix package of ricotta cheese, spinach and parmesan cheese together. Add a dash of salt & pepper.
Spray 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Line each cup with a won ton wrapper.   Spoon a heaping teaspoon-ful of mixture into each cup. Top with a bit of mozzarella. Layer another won ton on top and top with the other half of the mixture and the rest of the goat mozzarella.

Bake on the middle rack for 15-17 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve!

This is a variation of the mini lasagne recipe I found HERE at http://www.kevinandamanda.com

Enjoy!

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21 thoughts on “more muffin tin madness

  1. Yum – these look good! You know I’d never used egg roll wrappers (are they the same as wonton wrappers?) before but used them to make pizza pockets a couple months ago, and I loved how crispy and delicious they were.

  2. I’ve heard so much ‘muffin tin’ this and ‘muffin tin’ that around the blogosphere. I totally didn’t get it. I was imagining something completely different. This? Is genius! Thank you!

  3. This is going straight on my board of things to con my daughter into making over spring break! Yum….it is like a list of my favorite things tossed in a muffin tin!

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