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I was looking the other day for something fun to make. I was craving fried stuffed wontons but I didn’t feel like stinking up my house with that frying smell (as horrible as it sounds :p).

I made pasta bolognese a few days before that and I had left over sauce from it. My husband always asks me to make extra sauce when I make pasta so I always have left over that I end up freezing. Usually I use that sauce in soup or other quick dish I come up with but this time I used it for my wonton craving. I know it sounds funny all these cravings I’ve been having lately but I’m NOT expecting…at least not yet. That’s a project we have for later on this year :)
But anyway…continuing with my story…I used the meat sauce in my wontons. Imagine the sauce, with the ricotta mix AND melted cheese from lasagna…yum! Well…I put it all together in a wonton. So easy!!! And they really came out delicious. Back in the day when my mom made lasagna for us she used wonton wrappers instead of the lasagna sheets (which ultimately works just as good if not better). The wonton wrappers are much thinner than lasagna sheets so you get to taste the sauces and filling more than just the pasta. I can’t wait to see my brother again and make this for him since he is a true lasagna lover! If you have a party or get together it’s a great bite size appetizer. Here is my recipe:

For the 48 wontons I used I just needed 2 cups of meat sauce so you will have left over. If you want to make them not in the mini cupcake pans but in the regular cupcake pan you can use the full recipe.

48 wonton wrappers
For the Meat sauce:
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 lb ground bee
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 bay leaf
32oz of crushed tomato sauce or homemade tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Ricotta mix:
9oz container of ricotta mix
1 egg
3 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of dry basil
2 tbsp of fresh parsley

Shredded mozzarella cheese to sprinkle on top

You will need a cupcake pan so the wontons can be formed as a cup. I used a mini cupcake pan for 48 mini cupcakes. I place one wonton on each space making sure they adopt the mold shape. Then add a small tablespoon of meat sauce. For the meat sauce you sautéed the onion and garlic on oil, add the ground beef, spices, tomato sauce and let it simmer until it gets a nice consistency. After you add the tablespoon of meat sauce at room temperature you add a layer of the ricotta mix. For the ricotta mix you just mix all ingredients listed and you finish the wonton layers with a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Then enjoy;)