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Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican lasagna recipe? Learn how to make Mexican lasagna using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by moxyroxy

Makes 8 servings



Try this lasagna when you?re in the mood for Mexican.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican lasagna

1 pound ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup low fat sour cream
4 ounces chopped green chile peppers
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups salsa
4 whole wheat tortillas (6" in diameter), halved
5 ounces reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese

Recipe Directions for Mexican lasagna

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Coat a 13" X 9" baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Add the ground beef or turkey and cook, turning several times, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

  4. Remove the ground beef or turkey to a medium bowl. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel. Coat the skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes,

  5. or until lightly browned. Add to the ground beef or turkey in the bowl.

  6. In another medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, peppers, cilantro (if using), cumin, and salt.

  7. Spread 1 cup of the salsa across the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange half of the tortillas evenly over the salsa. Spread half of the cheese over the tortillas. Top with half of the ground beef or turkey mixture. Top with 1 cup of the remaining salsa and 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat the layering sequence with the remaining tortillas, cheese, and ground beef or turkey mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining salsa and 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through. Loosely cover with foil if the cheese browns too quickly.

Categories

Beef, Cheese, Main Dish, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 302.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
318
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
6.4g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
925mg
39%
Potassium
578mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
20.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
32.5g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 24% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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