Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna Recipe – A Tex-Mex twist on classic comfort food! Layers of tortillas, savory seasoned beef, gooey cheese, black beans, and zesty Rotel combine for a flavorful fiesta in every bite. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for family dinners or potlucks. Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa con queso dip, black beans, Rotel, cheddar cheese, and tortillas. This dish is always a crowd pleaser!

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Mexican Lasagna Casserole

Taco lasagna is an absolute flavor explosion that’ll have your taste buds dancing with delight! Layers of tortillas nestled between seasoned ground beef, velvety cheese dip, zesty Rotel, and hearty black beans. This mouthwatering masterpiece is like a fiesta in every bite. The tortillas soak up all that savory goodness, becoming tender and flavorful, while the cheese on top transforms into a golden, bubbly blanket of cheesy goodness. Each bite is an explosion of flavors that make taco lasagna impossible to resist.

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How to Make Taco Lasagna

This dish is super simple to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning and water to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add queso cheese dip, rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and black beans. Stir well. Remove from the heat.

Cut tortillas in half. Place 6 tortilla halves in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top the tortillas with half of the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Add a layer of tortillas on top of the casserole and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven. Remove the foil and cook under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly. Garnish with cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onion
    • bell pepper
    • corn
    • Mexican cheese blend
    • pepper jack cheese
  • I use low-carb flour tortillas. You can substitute corn tortillas if you prefer.
    • Feel free to substitute lasagna noodles for the tortillas.
  • For a gluten-free dish, use gluten-free tortillas and gluten-free salsa con queso cheese dip.
  • Can I make Taco Lasagna in advance? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Store the dish in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Can I freeze Taco Lasagna? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
plate of taco lasagna topped with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream

What to Serve with Taco Lasagna

This casserole has quickly become a family favorite. We love all of the flavors in this dish! When it comes to serving up a fiesta with taco lasagna, the options are endless! You can start by setting out a colorful spread of fresh toppings like crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, creamy avocado slices, sour cream, and zesty salsa. These fresh garnishes add a delightful crunch and a burst of freshness that perfectly complements the rich flavors of the lasagna. A side of Mexican rice or a bowl of refried beans makes for a hearty and satisfying accompaniment. And don’t forget the tortilla chips for that extra bit of crunch and some guacamole or queso dip for dipping. No matter what you serve alongside this dish, it is sure to earn a spot in your dinner rotation!

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slice of taco lasagna topped with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on a plate with mexican rice with text overlay

Taco Lasagna

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Taco Lasagna Recipe – A Tex-Mex twist on classic comfort food! Layers of tortillas, savory seasoned beef, gooey cheese, black beans, and zesty Rotel combine for a flavorful fiesta in every bite. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for family dinners or potlucks. Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa con queso dip, black beans, Rotel, cheddar cheese, and tortillas. This dish is always a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

  • 1 -lb ground beef
  • 2 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (23-oz) jar salsa con queso cheese dip
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 9 soft taco flour tortillas cut in half
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning, water, and Rotel to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add queso cheese dip and black beans. Stir well. Remove from the heat.
  • Cut tortillas in half. Place six tortilla halves in the bottom of the baking dish. Top the tortillas with half of the beef mixture. Repeat layers.
  • Add a layer of tortillas on top of the casserole and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the foil and cook under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly. Garnish with cilantro.

Notes:

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onion
    • bell pepper
    • corn
    • Mexican cheese blend
    • pepper jack cheese
  • I use low-carb flour tortillas. You can substitute corn tortillas if you prefer.
    • Feel free to substitute lasagna noodles for the tortillas.
  • For a gluten-free dish, use gluten-free tortillas and gluten-free salsa con queso cheese dip.
  • Can I make Taco Lasagna in advance? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Store the dish in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Can I freeze Taco Lasagna? Yes. Assemble the casserole and cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. 
    • When ready to serve, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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