Lasagna Bites Recipe

12 Servings
33 min

Sometimes when dealing with picky kids you have to try and make mealtime fun. For some reason, my kids don’t like to eat traditional lasagna, but I thought what the heck I’ll give this a shot. I love easy recipes. I have a ton on my blog, you can see all of my easy recipes here.

This is a recipe I make often in my home, but this time I used ground beef, but decided to use ground turkey this time. I only did because my grandmother was having dinner with us and she doesn't eat red meat.


How to make meat sauce in the instant pot.

Even though this is an amazing recipe as is, you can serve this with garlic bread and salad to make it complete. Lasagna bites are a recipe my family enjoys every time. I love making these bite sized treats.

You can even top with sour cream or a little more cottage cheese for some added flavor.

Lasagna Bites Recipe

Recipe details

  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 18 Minutes Total time: 33 min

Ingredients


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 pound Jenny-O ground Italian Style Turkey
  • 1 1/2, 8 oz jars of your choice pasta sauce (I like Ragu)
  • 1 package wanton wrappers
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • (not pictured) Cooking spray, 1 tbs of dried basil and salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder

Instructions


Pre-heat the oven to 350.
Brown ground turkey over medium heat. When it is done add 1 jar of pasta sauce to it and set aside. Or use your Instant Pot. Link above for how to.
Mix 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and garlic powder to the cup of cottage cheese.
Place 2 squares in the bottom of your muffin pan, stagger so the ends do not meet.
Open the other jar of pasta sauce and spoon in enough to cover your wanton bottom, spoon in about a tablespoon of cottage cheese mixture, then a tablespoon of ground turkey, and a tablespoon of cheese, and repeat till you get to the top. always end with cheese.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until the cheese melts and the edges of the wonton wrappers are brown. Sprinkle on a little basil right out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Use a butter knife to carefully loosen the bites and remove from the pan. And enjoy, now you have a new way to make Lasagna.
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Comments

 78  comments
  • Sunny on Nov 13, 2020

    could ricotta cheese be used in place of cottage cheese? Thank you. J

  • Juju on Nov 13, 2020

    Delicious

  • Crumly on Nov 13, 2020

    Couldn’t find the insta pot link.

    • Crumly on Nov 14, 2020

      In the instructions. # 2.

    • Amanda M Patterson on Mar 13, 2021

      I thought you were wrong, you are right! It does say that! That I believe is referring to browning the meat. If it says it, they should show it for you. Good catch.

    • Jamela Payne on May 08, 2021

      You can brown the meat in your instant pot if you want.

  • Laura Bishop on Nov 13, 2020

    can you bake in advance and serve the next day or will the wonton wrappers get soggy?

    • Jamela Payne on Nov 14, 2020

      Yes. You can precook them and heat later. I would reheat in the oven or air fryer.

    • That Girl! on Mar 14, 2021

      Huh? How do you presale them, and in an over?

      (So many questions!)

    • A.J. on Mar 15, 2021

      Autocorrect over correct 🙃

    • Margot on Mar 15, 2021

      Jamela Payne — I guess “over” is a typo of “oven” but I can’t figure out what “presale” is meant to be?

      Did you answer “Yes” answer to “can they be baked in advance” or to “will the wonton wrappers get soggy”?

    • Annie on May 07, 2021

      I think “presale” is suppose to be “prepare”.

  • Lera Hughes on Nov 13, 2020

    It looks and sounds scrumptious, but since I don't eat meat of any kind, I think maybe I could substitute lightly mashed Garbanzo peas/beans instead.


    • Lera Hughes on Nov 13, 2020

      Also I would use another type of cheese rather than cottage cheese. Seems like cottage cheese is something to eat cold with fruit ... or not?

    • Kathy on Nov 13, 2020

      Or maybe sautéed mushrooms? That’s what I would try.

    • Sybil on Mar 13, 2021

      I use cottage cheese mixed with ricotta cheese in all my lasagne dishes.

    • Amanda M Patterson on Mar 13, 2021

      Cottage cheese is a common lasagna ingredient

    • Bodyshopsue on Mar 13, 2021

      You can use spinach, roasted peppers, eggplant or zucchini. I like to make a roasted vegetable lasagna using all those + garlic. Just chop more after cooking to get a mix of veggies in each layer.

    • That Girl! on Mar 14, 2021

      To some people. Obviously not to those asking this question.

  • Karen Freitag on Dec 15, 2020

    Yummy!

  • Teresa D. on Mar 11, 2021

    Gonna give it a trying

  • Lorraine on Mar 12, 2021

    This looks interesting and yummy! It’s on my menu for a night next week!

  • Juju on Mar 12, 2021

    😋

  • Mariam on Mar 12, 2021

    Sounds delish. I'll make for hubby and grandchildren. Quick & Easy