Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lasagna Purses


I found another use for my favorite food at the moment...EGG ROLL WRAPPERS. I am having so much fun using these things and I don't think it's going to end anytime soon.


These little Lasagna Purses are so cute. I love to make "cute food". It makes it more fun to eat. I also liked the idea of individual lasagnas. I'm thinking that this would be a great recipe that you could make extra of and freeze for a quick dinner when the time might arise. They would also be perfect for you or your child's lunch box.

These little lasagnas are very good. They have all the flavors of a traditional lasagna but the top gets crispy, which I really enjoyed. If you are the type of person that enjoys the crunchy topping on top of casseroles or mac & cheese than these are for you. I hope you enjoy and have a great week!


Lasagna Purses
Recipe Source Big Red Kitchen
 For the sauce:
3/4 pound Italian sausage out of the casings, cooked, crumbled, and drained. Add:
2 cups favorite marinara or pasta sauce, and simmer over low heat until needed.

For the Ricotta Filling
2 pounds ricotta cheese
2 eggs
2 cups shredded Italian Blend cheese
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped


Mix all ingredients together and set aside until ready to use.

48 Egg Roll Wrappers
olive oil for brushing

Place one egg roll wrapper in each of the 24 greased, standard muffin tin wells. Press each down gently until it fills the bottom of each well, taking care not to rip the wrapper. Using half of the Ricotta Filling, fill each wrapper with a spoonful of cheese, about 1 tablespoon. Top each with a spoonful of sauce, then repeat the layers: wrapper, cheese, sauce. One at a time, fold the excess wrapper of each purse toward its center. Brush liberally with olive oil and bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove each purse from the pan carefully and place on a pretty platter. Let set about 5-10 minutes before serving, they are HOT. Also good at room temperature. These freeze well. Makes 24 Purses.

*Note- to cut in half, it is easier to turn the purse over and using a sharp knife saw through from the bottom to the top.

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