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5 from 15 votes
Cook Time : 8 mins
Total Time : 23 mins
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Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Air Fryer Lasagna Cups are the perfect portioned size for a quick and easy weeknight meal. These lasagna cups are cheesy, saucy, and full of flavor!

If you love lasagna but don’t want to spend hours making it, then these air fryer lasagna cups are for you! Plus, these cups are kid friendly and your entire family will love them. 

a closeup of an Air Fryer Lasagna Cup cut in half stacked on more lasagna on a plate

Air Fryer Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the oldest forms of pasta, dating back to the 14th century. The word “lasagna” comes from the Greek word “laganon”, which means flat sheet. Lasagna is usually made with wide, flat noodles, but there are many different variations of this dish.

Lasagna can be made with different types of sauces, meats, and vegetables. The most popular type of lasagna is Italian lasagna, which is made with red sauce, ground beef, and ricotta cheese. However, there are many different variations of this dish, such as vegetarian lasagna or seafood lasagna.

Why I Love This Recipe

Air Fryer Lasagna Cups are the ultimate quick and easy weeknight meal. These cheesy, saucy lasagna cups will make your taste buds happy!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you are looking for a tasty twist on the traditional lasagna recipe look no further than this Instant Pot Taco Lasagna recipe. 

an Air Fryer Lasagna Cup cut in half stacked on more lasagna on a plate next to parmesan cheese in a jar, a tomato, a fork, and ricotta cheese in a glass jar

Ingredients

You only need a handful of single ingredients to help you make this 

  • lasagna pasta, pre-soaked
  • meat sauce
  • ricotta cheese
  • shredded mozzarella 
  • parsley for garnish 
Air Fryer Lasagna Cups Ingredients

Substitutions

Noodles: If you can’t find lasagna noodles that are already pre-soaked, you can soak them yourself in hot water for about 15 minutes.

Pasta Sauce: If you don’t have meat sauce on hand, you can use any type of pasta sauce that you like. I love using vodka sauce, marinara sauce, or spinach and artichoke sauce.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make these tasty savory cups. Grab these kitchen tools and great ready to enjoy this family-friendly meal idea.  You don’t even need a baking dish to make this simple recipe. 

How to Make Air Fryer Lasagna

Making these cups is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious recipe that your family will love with just a few minutes of cook time. 

Step 1: Cut the lasagna noodles to line the bottom of the jumbo cupcake liners

Cut the lasagna pasta to line the bottom of the jumbo cupcake liner.

 lasagna noodles lining the bottom of a jumbo cupcake liner on a white plate next to a bowl of meat sauce and more lasagna noodles on a plate

Step 2: Add some meat sauce and top with another noodle

Add a tablespoon of meat sauce. Then cut a small piece of lasagna pasta to put on the top.

meat sauce on the lasagna lined cupcake liner on a white plate

Step 3: Add a ricotta cheese layer

Add a tablespoon of meat sauce, half of the ricotta cheese, and another layer of pasta.

ricotta cheese on top of meat sauce and noodles in a jumbo cupcake liner on a white plate next to more cheese in a white bowl

Step 4: Top with meat sauce and cheese

Top with 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat sauce then top with mozzarella cheese. Add the completed cup to the air fryer basket. 

lasagna in a jumbo cupcake liner on a white plate before it is cooked

Step 5: Repeat for the remaining lasagna cups

Repeat 5 more times.

Step 6: Air fry the cups

Cook at 350 for 8 minutes and then let cool before removing from molds to eat. 

Lasagna cups in Air fryer

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

There are so many ways that you can change up this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few ideas:

Add veggies: You can add any type of veggie that you like to these lasagna cups. I love adding spinach, mushrooms, and onions.

Add protein: You can add cooked ground beef, chicken, or Italian sausage to these lasagna cups.

Make it dairy-free: You can omit the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese alternative.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these air fryer lasagna cups with a side salad and some garlic bread. I also like to garnish mine with some freshly chopped parsley.

closeup of lasagna on a fork with more lasagna cups blurred in the background

Tips

Here are a few helpful tips to help you make sure that these air fryer lasagna cups turn out perfectly. 

  • If you are having trouble getting the lasagna cups out of the liner, run a knife around the edge to loosen them up.
  • You can also spray the silicone molds with cook spray to help prevent sticking.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • You can also sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of of the lasagna before you cook them in the air fryer.
  • If you want a keto lasagna cup, use thinly sliced zucchini to make low carb zucchini lasagna cups. 
  • Add more flavor to your sauce with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. 

How to store

You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. 

How to reheat

You can reheat in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes at 350 degrees or in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Can I freeze?

Yes, you can freeze these for up to 2 months. 

an Air Fryer Lasagna Cup cut in half stacked on more lasagna on a plate

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Air Fryer Lasagna Cups

Corinne Schmitt
Air Fryer Lasagna Cups are the perfect portioned size for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Cups
Calories 218 kcal

Equipment

  • jumbo cupcake liners
  • spoon
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 pieces lasagna pasta pre-soaked
  • 3 cups meat sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cut the lasagna pasta to line the bottom of the jumbo cupcake liner.
  • Add a tablespoon of meat sauce. Then cut a small piece of lasagna pasta for the top.
  • Add a tablespoon of meat sauce, half of the ricotta cheese, and another layer of pasta.
  • Top with 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat sauce then top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat 5 more times.
  • Cook at 350 for 8 minutes and then let cool before removing from molds to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 14gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 849mgPotassium: 435mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 965IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 291mgIron: 1mg
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