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Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins

Create this Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins that are fun for dinner parties or just a quick meal. Get easy clean up since they are cooked in the same bowl.

 

Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins

Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins. Family friendly food recipes #candiland

I love to make lasagna, but I don’t like the large pan taking up all the space in my refrigerator if there are leftovers.

These ramekins will do double duty with baking and consuming from the same dish. Plus they are so cute, and just the right amount of lasagna, your family will enjoy how easy they are to do a quick reheat if needed and also a quick clean up.

Recently our household expanded when my Mother In Law moved in and one of our sons came home. To make dinner, it needs to be simple but tasty. I need hearty meals, but yet, don’t want to do all the work of a big meal.

That’s why I decided to make these individual lasagnas because I just don’t have room in the refrigerator for any leftover pans or lots of ingredients.

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If I have one or two leftover ramekins, it is easy to find space and put some plastic wrap or aluminum foil over to keep it fresh.

When I am not making fresh tomato sauce, I like to grab a jar of Bertolli Red Sauce and I usually keep a few extra jars in the pantry. I don’t need a lot of ingredients, just the noodles, sauce, cheeses, and spices.

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Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins

Create this Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins that are fun for dinner parties or just a quick meal. Get easy clean up since they are cooked in the same bowl.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword individual lasagna, mini lasagna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 847kcal
Author Candi Elm

Ingredients

Meat Sauce

  • 8 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1/4 cup diced onions optional
  • 2/3 lb of ground beef
  • Big pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups Bertolli tomato and basil sauce
  • 1 pinch of sugar optional
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice optional

Cheese Filling

  • 2 cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella divided
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Fresh Basil to Garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 1 minute, drain the noodles and put them in a bowl with cool water to stop cooking time and keep from sticking.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef with (browned onions) Drain, add oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes
  • Add the tomato sauce to it. Let simmer covered on low with lid for 20 minutes.
  • When the sauce is finished add either lemon juice or sugar to taste. The lemon will bring out the flavor. After add any salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a bowl, add 1/2 of mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Cayenne Pepper, Oregano and nutmeg.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly spray ramekins with cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil.
  • Lay One lasagna noodle across the dish, and place another noodle the opposite way. As shown in pictures.
  • Next add a spoonful of meat sauce, then cheese, cross the top noodle over sauces. Next repeat the sauce and cheese and cover with the next noodle. Add remaining sauce on top and place the remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes Add Fresh Basil on top.

Notes

These ramekins will do double duty with baking and consuming from the same dish. Plus they are so cute, and just the right amount of lasagna, your family will enjoy how easy they are to do a quick reheat if needed and also a quick clean up.

Nutrition

Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 1190mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1537IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 689mg | Iron: 5mg

You can double this recipe to make 6 or 8 ramekins as needed. Make a loaf of garlic bread to go with this dish and you have a great meal the Tuscan Way.

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Tuscan inspired lasagna in ramekins single serving family friendly food recipe #candiland

Thank you to Bertolli for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate with these Tuscan Inspired Lasagna in Ramekins. Viva Bertolli!

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One Comment

  1. What a great idea! I think this would be great if you ever need to take a meal to someone with two or three in the family. Also a great idea for sending lunches with my hubby!

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