Hi, and welcome!
Raise your hand if you like lasagna? *raises hand*
Raise your hand if you find it a pain to make? *raises hand*
Raise your hand if you think traditional lasagna is high in calories and fat? *raises hand*
My husband loves lasagna, however, I rarely make it. First off all, having to boil the noodles, cook the meat, mix the cheeses, layer it all together…
Then there is always a ton of leftovers because the boys eat like birds. And no one in this house likes to eat leftovers for a week.
Well, I have finally found a solution to all of the above problems!
Since we enjoyed Taco Bites so much, I figured, why not use wonton wrappers for lasagna! These Skinny Mini Lasagna’s are not only easy to make and create no leftovers, but as the name implies, they are also lower in calories and fat than traditional lasagna. Serve these with a side salad and you’ve got a complete meal.
I’ve lightened up this recipe a few ways:
- using wonton wrappers instead of lasagna noodles
- using extra lean ground beef
- substituting “light” ricotta cheese and “light” Tex Mex cheese for regular cheese
- using a low-sodium and low-fat pasta sauce
The kids prefer this lasagna over the traditional one since it’s fun to eat! I prefer it because I don’t have to spend an hour in the kitchen making it and I don’t have a fridge full of leftovers.
So the next time you are craving lasagna, but don’t want to go to all the trouble, make these Skinny Mini Lasagna’s!Print This