Pumpkin Sage Lasagna Cups are a delicious vegetarian meal perfect for Meatless Monday or any day of the week.
About 20 maybe even 30 years ago, I had butternut squash ravioli with browned butter at a restaurant in New York City with my Grandma and Uncle. I have been chasing that flavor combination ever since. I have had other versions at different restaurants but they have never been quite the same. So when I was looking for a different flavor combination for my lasagna cups I thought about that dinner and made Pumpkin Sage Lasagna Cups. They have a lot of the same flavors as the ravioli plus some of the more traditional aspects of a lasagna.
I have so many fond memories of going into New York City when I was a child with my grandmother. It was my favorite thing to do each year and we continued the tradition through my 20’s. Once I got married, it became a lot harder to get away and now that I have a little one, it is near impossible. My grandmother and I would plan to see a play or two and walk around the city. I think I have been to every major tourist site at least twice and some many more times than that. I absolutely love NYC. I have been lucky enough to have been to a lot of other cities throughout the world and NYC still remains my favorite. I especially loved going around Christmas time. We would always go to Radio City to see the Rockette’s Christmas show, walk past Macy’s Christmas window and watch the skaters at Rockefeller Center. I would have to get a hot dog from a street vendor and a pretzel too.
This past summer we took my daughter into the city and my Grandmother was able to join us for some of it. We took the cruise around the Statute of Liberty. It was so cool to hear my daughter exclaim how big the Statute of Liberty was! We took her to the top of the Empire State Building and had a carriage ride through Central Park. I hope we can continue to go as she gets older and she develops the deep love for NYC that I have.
Back to the present and these delectable lasagna cups. I first started making lasagna cups when I saw Aarti Sequeira make an Indian version on the Food Network. OMG are they good! My husband and little one scarfed them down. She loved that they were small and I called them cupcakes. So I decided to go with that cupcake version when I wanted a pumpkin sage lasagna. They are great for a party too. You can make them ahead of time and freeze them. Defrost them then reheat in the oven. Easy Peasy! I tried to sneak in a little browned butter flavor too. It is pretty hard to brown light butter though. Hope these little jewels help create some happy memories for you.