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Mexican Lasagna

My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mexican lasagna, mexican lasagna casserole, mexican lasagna casserole with corn tortillas, taco lasagna
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 24 ounces jarred salsa
  • 15.25 ounces canned corn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 10 corn tortillas 6-inch size
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef, onion and green pepper; drain excess grease if needed.
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
  • Stir in salsa, drained corn, cumin and chili powder.
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
  • In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, spread 1/2 of the ground beef mixture.
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
  • Top with half of the corn tortillas, cutting the 5th one in half to cover the end. Spread 1 cup cottage cheese over the tortillas.
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
  • For the next layer, add the remaining 5 corn tortillas; spread with the remaining 1 cup cottage cheese. Top with the remaining 1/2 of ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. (see notes if you get confused on the layers)
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 375 degree F oven. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
    My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 

Notes

  • This is a Mexican Lasagna casserole with corn tortillas.  If you prefer, use flour tortillas.
  • Change up the shredded cheese to Colby, Pepper Jack or whatever you prefer.
  • Want to make it a little healthier?  Use ground turkey and fat free cottage cheese.
  • For a spicy taco lasagna, use salsa that is medium in heat.
  • Top with sliced olives or jalapenos if desired. 
  • To prevent the taco lasagna casserole from falling apart when cutting, let rest 10 minutes once removed from the oven. 
  • Love Mexican food? Try Slow Cooker Enchilada Meatloaf
  • Taco Lasagna Layers:
    1. Ground Beef Mixture
    2. Corn Tortillas
    3. Cottage Cheese
    4. Corn Tortillas
    5. Cottage Cheese
    6. Ground Beef Mixture
    7. Shredded Cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 3mg