Pasta is replaced by the wontons and the sauce is full of vegetables that no one will even know are there.
My kids love these – I’m sure it is because they look like cupcakes!
- 12 oz raw lean ground turkey
- 1 cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup grated carrots
- ¾ jar Meesh’s Marinara
- 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/8 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 24 – 36 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the turkey, onions, mushrooms, carrots, salt, and pepper.
- Crumble the meat and saute the mixture for about 10 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through.
- Add Meech’s Marinara sauce cook until it is hot.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, basil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
- Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place 1 wonton wrapper into each of the 12 cups, pressing firmly in the bottom of the cup and up the sides.
- Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups.
- Next, using half of the turkey tomato sauce, spoon it evenly over each of the ricotta filled cups. Sprinkle with a little.
- Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer.
- Repeat the process by distributing the remaining ricotta, then the remaining tomato sauce, and finally the rest of the shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle with the shredded Parmesan cheese. I sometimes have extra filling and sauce and if I do I make a few more. It depends on how big your muffin cups are.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
- Let the cups cool, remove them from the pan, and serve!
Michelle Arndt, B.S., M Ed,
Michelle Arndt has been passionate about health and wellness since she was able to eliminate her symptoms of peri-menopause and drop almost 40 pounds simply by changing her diet and focusing on real whole foods. Currently, she is a Holisitc Health Coach who works with busy women and families who are interested in improving their health by improving their diet. She shows her clients that being well can be simple. She also is a distributor for Wildtree, a company that sells all-natural and organic convenience foods. www.simplywellwithmichelle.com