Mexican lasagna


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 ....easy and delicious!

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!


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:15 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on April 4, 2013 at 12:29 am (#

      I’ll have to try adding the rice next time! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Melissa posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm (#

    I love Mexican food! Pinning your recipe to make very soon!!! =) Looks great!

  3. Crystal posted on April 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm (#

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

  4. Kathy Radigan posted on April 6, 2013 at 2:51 am (#

    What a fun twist on a traditional lasagna! My pickiest eater loves Mexican food, so now I”m really excited! Thanks!!

  5. Rahul Sharma posted on April 8, 2013 at 7:42 am (#

    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. :)

  6. Mentor Mom posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:09 am (#

    This looks delicious . . . Can’t wait to give it a try. Wish I had the ingredients on hand for tonight’s dinner. :)

  7. Mentor Mom posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:17 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm (#

      That sounds yummy! I’ll have to try that version too. :D

  8. Lone posted on April 13, 2013 at 10:22 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 am (#

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

  9. Natalie posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm (#

    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 posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:05 pm (#

      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. :)

  10. cindy nonde mwanakay posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:32 am (#

    i am in love with mexican food.will definitly try this.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm (#

      It is really yummy, hope you enjoy it Cindy! :)

  11. Britany posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm (#

    Made this tonight for the first time tonight. Super yum! Good job!

  12. Ramona Modrich posted on October 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm (#

    I made this tonight and it was really good.  Used my own taco seasoning and salsa recipes instead of Rotel and peppers, and more cheese.  I only had large corn tortillas and they worked just fine.  Service with our fav toppings and a salad.  Will make again.  Will be a great tailgate food too.  Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:49 am (#

      Thanks for sharing your substitutions Ramona! I’m so glad you liked it! :)

  13. Eleanor Ruddiman posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm (#

    The Yummy ham and cheese rolls sounds so good I am going to take them on our next camping trip . And I am going to make the creamy potato and ham soup for my dinner tonight thanks for the recipe

  14. kenna posted on April 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm (#

    Love to find a site where I can find quick recipes for dinner for my husband who is a nitem worker