Mexican American Lasagna

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"A crowd pleasing lasagna with Mexican flavors."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (283.2 g)
  • Calories 337.7
  • Total Fat - 18.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 68.4 mg
  • Sodium - 665.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 6 g
  • Protein - 25.3 g
  • Calcium - 421.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, salsa, chilies and seasonings.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine Monterey Jack and mozzarella cheeses; set aside 1 cup. Stir cottage cheese and 3/4 cup sour cream into remaining cheese mixture.

Step 3

Spread 1 cup meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with three noodles, and a third of the cottage cheese mixture and meat sauce. Repeat layers twice (dish will be full).

Step 4

Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; spread with remaining sour cream. Sprinkle with reserved cheeses. Bake 10-12 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

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Daily Inspiration

Great flavor and although there are quite a few ingredients, it comes together easily. Next time I would halve the recipe as this makes a lot. Although, leftovers sound really good to me. The only change I made was to use the oven ready lasagna noodles and they turned out well for this dish.

(21 Jan 2021)