• Prep Time: 30 minutew
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 sheets filo dough
  • 1/4 cup Alessi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups Alessi Smooth Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Alessi Garlic PureeAdd
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400.

In a saucepan, brown ground beef and drain excess liquid. Add marinara sauce and heat through. In a bowl, combine ricotta, egg, garlic, Parmesan, and parsley.

Brush one sheet of filo dough lightly with olive oil then cut sheet into 8 equal squares. Layer 4 squares on top of each other and place 4 squares into a muffin tin cup, pressing into bottom and sides. Repeat with remaining filo dough squares so all 12 muffin cups each have 4 squares of filo dough.

Fill filo cups with ricotta then top with ground beef sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool slightly before gently removing from muffin cups.