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Today I’m sharing this super yummy dish: Mexican lasagna. My all time favorite food is Mexican. I could eat it every single night! So I decided to take one of my favorite recipes, taco soup, and turn it into lasagna! I used a lot of the same ingredients and it turned out so yummy. It has the such a great flavor! My hubs raved about it the whole night! Score!

Mexican lasagna


  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 green pepper (core removed and diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (core removed and diced)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 lb ground beef (could also use ground turkey or shredded chicken)
  • 1 TB taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can corn (drained)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Optional toppings:
  • Sour cream
  • Olives
  • Cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Brown hamburger in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add in onions and peppers and cook for about 3 minutes. Next add in rotel and salsa and stir until combined. Cook for another 3 minutes and then remove from heat.
  3. In your 9x13 pan layer 6 tortillas (they will overlap). Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese on the tortillas. Next layer half of the hamburger mixture and then half of the corn and beans. Add another 6 tortillas on top and repeat with the hamburger, beans and corn. Add the rest of the cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes
  5. Top with sour cream, olives and cilantro.

mexican lasagna

This Mexican lasagna is really easy to make and is definitely a crowd pleaser! Mmm… want a bite? ;)


Looking for more Mexican recipes? Check out these:

Green chile enchiladas 

Taco bowls

Restaurant style salsa -the best!


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 Responses to “Mexican lasagna”

  1. Katie

    This is one of our family favourites! I do put a layer of rice in there as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Crystal

    I love Mexican food!! This looks and sounds delicious!! It’s definately one I will be making!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Rahul Sharma

    WOW, Yummy, Tasty, Spicy. I like Mexican foods. This really looks awesome and I really want to try it. Coming Sunday I am going to try this in my Kitchen.

    Nice post.

    Thanks :)

    Keep Posting. :)

  4. Mentor Mom

    I think I’ll add a layer of Refried Beans on the tortillas, and a layer of rice after the meat. The shredded chicken option sounds amazing.

  5. Lone

    Sounds very delicious! What is rotel? I can’t translate into Danish. Can you add en photo or describe it, please?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Lone! Rotel is diced tomatoes with diced green chiles. You could add a can of each…or even fresh. :)

  6. Natalie

    This definitely sounds like a recipe my family would love! Have you ever tried freezing this? If so, how did it turn out and what are the reheating instructions? Thank you!

    • Jamielyn

      I haven’t before, but it should work great frozen for 3-6 months. Just make sure to let it thaw for an hour before cooking. :)