Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna


Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna… layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. YUM!

This slow cooker taco lasagna is the perfect meal to throw in the slow cooker during nap time and have something ready on the table during those busy afternoons.

I feel like fall is such a crazy time of year. Between soccer, music lessons and homework for my older kids I feel like making dinner after school this time of year is nearly impossible. Hence the slow cooker… aka my best friend!

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna... a perfectly easy weeknight meal!


This is perfect for busy weeknights!

This slow cooker Mexican lasagna is a dish the whole family will love and is perfect for busy 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.

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna... layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. YUM! Delicious and an easy dinner the whole family will love!

Serve this slow cooker taco lasagna topped with sour cream and cilantro for a fresh flavor.

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna... layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. YUM!

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Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 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


In a large frying pan, cook the hamburger over medium heat until browned. Drain grease and stir in 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning and salsa.

Add the cream cheese and 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning to a medium sized bowl. Stir until  smooth and then add in the black beans.

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.

Cook 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.

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna... layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. YUM! Easy to make and a perfect weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna... layers of tortillas, cream cheese, beans, taco meat, enchilada sauce and cheese. YUM! Easy to make and ready when you are!


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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. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen posted on September 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm (#

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

  2. Patricia @ Grab a Plate posted on September 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm (#

    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. Dee posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:43 am (#

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

  4. carrie @ frugal foodie mama posted on September 29, 2016 at 7:59 am (#

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

  5. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie posted on September 30, 2016 at 11:46 pm (#

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

  6. Whitney | OfRecipes posted on October 2, 2016 at 5:16 am (#

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

  7. cathy @ Noble Pig posted on October 10, 2016 at 12:57 am (#

    I would eat the whole pot.

  8. Jan posted on October 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm (#

    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.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on October 23, 2016 at 8:57 am (#

      Yes! That would work as well!

  9. Heidi posted on November 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm (#

    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!!!

  10. MJ posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm (#

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

  11. Brandy posted on February 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm (#

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

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 18, 2017 at 8:54 am (#

      Any type of beans you like! Kidney and pinto are especially good replacements!

  12. Heather posted on June 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm (#

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

  13. Heather posted on June 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm (#

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

  14. Krystal posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm (#

      I’m so glad you both love it as much as we do! Thanks for your comment! :)

  15. Kallie posted on August 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on August 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm (#

      I haven’t tried it but I’m now adding it to my list, it would be delicious!

  16. Jana posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:43 pm (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm (#

      I believe my crock pot is a 6 or 7 qt crock pot. Yes, I use the extra large burrito tortillas, but you could also layer smaller tortillas! Hope you enjoy! :)

  17. Stephanie posted on November 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm (#

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