Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lasagna Biscuit Cups


Lasagna is one of my all-time favorite foods, but it isn't an easy weeknight meal.  My homemade lasagna is usually an all-day process, so I came up with this quick alternative.  These lasagna biscuit cups have all the flavor of lasagna without all the work.  I used cottage cheese in this dish, but you can substitute ricotta cheese if you aren't a cottage cheese fan.  We both absolutely loved this dish.  I could have eaten the whole batch by myself.  They were also good reheated for lunch the next day.




Lasagna Biscuit Cups
(Printable Recipe)

1/2 lb Italian Sausage
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp basil
1 egg white
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can regular flaky biscuits

Preheat oven to 375.

Cook meat slowly in skillet. Drain and put back in skillet. Add spaghetti sauce and stir. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix together cottage cheese, garlic, basil and egg white.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits; place each biscuit in a regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press dough in bottom and up side of each cup.

Layer 1 tablespoon of the meat sauce in the bottom of each biscuit cup.  Top with 1 tablespoon of the cottage cheese mixture.  Top with some mozzarella cheese.  Repeat layers.

Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted.  Serve with leftover meat sauce.


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20 comments:

  1. I'm always so impressed with the creative things you make with various pre-made doughs - these sound super good.

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  2. I'm a fan of lasagna and this one looks delicious. I prefer to use cottage cheese. I think this will be a hit in the house. Yummy! =)
    http://erecipe.com

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  3. Yum! Love it! Pinned it! Making it this weekend!

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  4. So far I've loved most of your recipes, but you are way too talented to keep doing the _________ (fill in the blank)in a cup, crescent, roll, etc. - thing. I'm sure these are tasty, but you can do better!

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  5. these look simple and tasty...cant wait to try it! :) thanks

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  6. I agree with Taz Lady. I love your recipes for the most part but you need to stretch your wings beyond premade dough products.

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  7. Not sure why using ready-to-bake biscuit dough for a recipe is such an issue for some people, but if they don't like it, they don't have to do it - or they can make their own biscuit dough first. However, my question is this - how do you get them from the muffin tin without spillage?

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  8. SJerZGirl - I let them cool just a minute and they just popped out. I have a goldtouch pan from Williams Sonoma - it is a little deeper than some of my other muffin pans. There was a little that bubbled over in the pan, but nothing major. They were really good!

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  9. I picked up the ingredients today. We'll be having these sometime next week for sure!

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  10. I bet any that make it to leftovers warm up great for lunch the next day too!

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  11. We are making these tonight! Thanks for all your easy to follow ideas! Your blog makes a home cooked meal in our house possible. Other food blogs post recipes too hard for a new wife with limited income and time. Thanks!

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    1. Melissa - I am so happy to hear this! I hope you enjoy the lasagna biscuit cups as much as we did!

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  12. My grandma makes something similar to this, (although she hasn't done so in quite some time!), we called them pizza cups. Same basic idea, just with pizza ingredients instead of lasagna, lol. Hers are pretty simple: biscuits, browned hamburger, onions, pizza sauce, pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese. These look great, too! It's another recipe I'll have to try someday!

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  13. These were FABULOUS!! Family insisted it be added to our Repeat Recipes Book. YUMMY!! I also used the cottage cheese and whizzed it in the food processor until it looked like ricotta. No one knew the difference. Thanks!!

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  14. Love this idea, any thoughts on what kind of veggies would make a good side?

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  15. Love this idea, any thoughts on what kind of veggies would make a good side?

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  16. Amanda - I would recommend green beans. I have a good Italian Green Bean recipe on the blog.
    http://www.plainchicken.com/2012/01/italian-green-beans.html

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    1. Awesome, those are my favorite. thanks for the link I will check it out :)

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  17. Can these be frozen, thawed, and then reheated?

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