Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna


Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna – Layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. Perfectly creamy, cheesy and has tons of flavor. This is the BEST taco lasagna recipe!

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Taco Lasagna

This slow cooker taco lasagna is the perfect meal for those busy afternoons. Just throw everything in the crock pot during nap time and you’ll have something ready on the table by dinner time! It’s packed with layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese and is absolutely delicious. So easy and tastes amazing. My family ate this crock pot taco lasagna right up!


This taco lasagna recipe is a dish that the whole family will love and is perfect for week nights. My inspiration for this dish was a Mexican lasagna that I’ve been making for years. I wanted to find a way to make it in the slow cooker, so that I could prep it during nap time and have it nice and hot by dinner time. Making this taco lasagna in the slow cooker was SO easy and it turned out delicious! It’s perfectly creamy, cheesy and has tons of flavor. YUM!

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Toppings to add to taco lasagna recipe

  • Sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Black olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Green or red bell peppers
  • Shredded lettuce

Quick tips about crock pot taco lasagna

  • Want an easier clean up? Try using a slow cooker liner before you add ingredients.
  • If you don’t have a slow cooker or would rather bake taco lasagna in the oven, you easily can. Just add all ingredients to a 9×13 baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes (until cheese is melted and bubbly).
  • Use gluten-free or corn tortillas (check the label!) to make gluten-free.
  • Want to lighten up the crockpot Mexican lasagna? Use ground turkey or shredded chicken vs. ground beef. And substitute full fat cheeses with reduced fat cream cheese and shredded cheese.
  • If you’re not a fan of black beans, you could use pinto beans instead. You could even omit beans all together and use corn as the replacement.

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Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco lasagna, taco lasagna recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 673 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna - Layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. Perfectly creamy, cheesy and has tons of flavor. This is the BEST taco lasagna recipe! 



  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • tablespoons taco seasoning (divided)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese (I like to do a mix)
  • 4 large flour tortillas

Optional toppings: sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, olives


  1. In a large frying pan, cook the hamburger over medium heat until browned. Drain grease and stir in 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning and salsa.
  2. Add the cream cheese and 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning to a medium sized bowl. Stir until  smooth and then add in the black beans.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Place a tortilla on top and spread with 1/3 cup cream cheese mixture. Then add about 1 cup taco meat and 3/4 cup cheese. Drizzle 1/3 cup enchilada sauce on top and then repeat with 3 layers.
  4. Cook taco lasagna on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-4 hours, or until cheese in nice and bubbly hot. Slice into 6 or 8 pieces and serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 673 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1702mg 71%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 13g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 25.2%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 46.8%
Iron 35.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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45 comments on “Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna”

  1. This sounds so good and I just love that it’s made in the slow cooker!

  2. Ooo does this look good! I never think about making dishes like this in the slow cooker! So glad to come across this – yum!

  3. I love the flavors, and I love that this is made in the slow cooker!

  4. I just love easy slow cooker meals like this for busy weeknights! :) Looks delicious!

  5. So many of my favorite things in one scrumptious recipe! Pasta, Mexican food, and slow cooker! 

  6. This is delicious! I just loved how easy it was to through it together!

  7. Do you suppose soft corn tortillas would work, as well? I need to limit my salt intake, and yellow corn tortillas have 0 sodium, whereas flour tortillas are loaded in salt.

  8. I make this for me and my two kids and it is the best lasagna/taco recipe that I have ever tasted..Both my kids loved it!!

    I will be making it again!!!

  9. Just made this–it’s fantastic!  Thank you so much for the recipe!

  10. Hi, what could be used in place of black beans?

  11. Does the 1 cup of salsa get added anywhere, or is just a topping at the end?

  12. Never mind- I read too fast, I see that it gets added to the browned meat ;0)

  13. Found this recipe and made it for my boyfriend… I’ve had to make it about a dozen times already now. He loves it!

  14. Hey! I’m wondering if this would work well with chicken? Have you ever tried to substitute? 

  15. Out of curiosity, what size is your slow cooker? Wondering what size those tortillas are… they must be the giant burrito size? This looks great! Can’t wait to try it.

  16. It’s in the crock pot now!!!! I can’t wait to try it 😋

  17. This tasted delicious, but the tortillas on the bottom did get very doughy. I didn’t really mind it too much. As leftovers everything got pretty mushy and doughy so it was harder to eat after the first night. 

    • Hi Nicole! The tortillas do get pretty soft with the slow cooker. You could try crisping up the tortillas on the stove before adding them to the slow cooker. :)

  18. Ohh this is amazing! I love tacos and I love my slow cooker and now I have both combined. BRILLIANT – trying this today.

  19. Awesome Recipe- made a version of this gluten free. Used corn tortillas and a homemade enchilada sauce. My sauce stuck to the bottom of the pan unfortunately but next time I’ll just use some coconut oil in the bottom first. I recommend putting the cream cheese bean mix on the tortillas directly before putting them in the crock pot. I will make this again! 

  20. Has anyone tried to bake this?  And what about adding corn to the bean layer?  

    • Hello! I think corn would be awesome in this Taco Lasagna. I haven’t tried baking this recipe but I have made other enchilada casserole recipes and they are usually baked around 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. :)

  21. Hi! Just making sure I understand – when you stir in taco seasoning and salsa to the cooked meat, you do not add water like the taco seasoning package says to do, right? I’m guessing the salsa will make it all stir together nicely instead of being dry from the taco seasoning? Thanks, can’t wait to try!

  22. I made this last weekend and it was very good, I read some else say they put the cream cheese mixture on shell prior to putting them in the crock pot and it worked out well. I will definitely be making this again. Great Recipe!!

  23. Made this several times in the slow cooker and enjoyed it. Wondering if it would work in an instant pot?

    • Hi Keltie! I haven’t tried it in the instant pot, but I don’t see why not! I’m not sure on the timing, but I would definitely give it a try. :)

  24. Do you think i could make this up the night before, just putting everything into the crockpot, then cook it the next morning?

  25. Mmmmm you just combined two of my fav meals and then made them in a slow cooker! GAH!

  26. What a great weeknight dinner!

  27. Such a great family friendly meal! Love the tip about using a liner for easy clean up too.

  28. Slow cooker meals make dinner time so much easier…..looks fantastic!

  29. Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

  30. Oh so yummy!! This is calling my name!

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