Lasagna Pizza Cups

Luscious lasagna ingredients are layered inside these easy biscuit bites. Kids will love them. We don't recommend freezing these because it will alter the texture of the finished product.

Yield:

Makes 10 cups

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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes
Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-oz.) jar pizza sauce
1 (7.5-oz.) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well. Return meat mixture to skillet; stir in 1 cup pizza sauce. Remove from heat.

2. Press biscuits on bottom and up sides of lightly greased muffin cups. Spoon about 1 rounded tablespoonful meat mixture into each biscuit cup; top with ricotta cheese (about 1 heaping teaspoonful each). Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

3. Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, and gently run a knife around outer edge of pizza cups to loosen from sides of pan. Remove cups from pan, using a spoon.

4. Place remaining pizza sauce in a small microwave-safe glass bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 30 to 45 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Serve pizza cups with warm sauce.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits and Ragú Homemade Style Pizza Sauce.

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Tricia Grover, Jamison, Pennsylvania,

August 2008