Lasagna Wonton Bites

Lasagna Bites in Wonton Shells // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

 

I’m always searching for a bite-sized appetizers (or entrees) that would be great for a party… or a quick meal to make if you don’t have a lot of time that still feels fancy.


These Lasagna Bites in Wonton Shells are both, and they’re well-loved in our home because they’re delicious and SO easy to make.

Lasagna Bites in Wonton Shells // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

 

You start with wonton shells — something you can grab in the refrigerated section of the grocery store — and mold them to the bottom of a mini muffin pan. Bake ’em until crispy, then set aside.

Then you make a meaty red sauce with some ground beef (or turkey, if you’d rather), onion, wine, petite diced tomatoes and spices. And you dollop that in the wonton shells, top with mozzarella, and you’re good to go!

Here’s how you can make your own:

Lasagna Bites in Wonton Shells

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 29 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package of wonton shells

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Flip a mini muffin tin over, and mold the wonton shells to the overturned tin.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes (or until wonton shells are crisp and browned), then remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. In a large Dutch oven, measure the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the onion to the pan and cook until they have softened.
  6. Add the ground beef, seasoning liberally with salt and pepper, and cook until browned.
  7. Pour in the red wine, and deglaze the pan, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the Dutch oven. Cook until the wine has reduced by half, then add the petite diced tomatoes, water and seasonings.
  8. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover partially, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Prepare the Lasagna Bites: Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese into the wonton shells, then top with the meat sauce and more cheese.
  10. Enjoy warm.
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Lasagna Bites in Wonton Shells // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

 

What kind of party appetizers (and fancy finger foods!) do you like to make at home?

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Erin is a professional photographer and social media manager who has a penchant for baking and cooking. She discovered her love of all things in the kitchen during her collegiate years when she missed being able to cook her own meals, and as soon as she moved off campus, she began playing with her food... and has been doing so ever since. On her blog, The Speckled Palate, she shares tried and true favorite recipes from her kitchen, as well as new faves, as she creates new dishes and tinkers her way through some well-loved cookbooks.

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