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Taco Lasagna is the perfect way to liven up Taco Tuesday, Cinqo de Mayo or any fun family dinner! A few simple swaps to a more traditional lasagna recipe and you have a tasty Mexican-inspired recipe that’s perfect for family dinners, potlucks and entertaining!

Taco Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Taco Lasagna

I love lasagna, and make it in a few different ways. With Cinco de Mayo happening later this week, I thought it would be fun to make a lasagna with a Mexican twist. Taco lasagna is a very simple recipe to make. It’s flavorful, getting a bit of zip from the salsa and the taco seasoning. I used a mild salsa and taco seasoning. If you want to kick things up a notch, use a medium or hot salsa and taco seasonibng. You could even add a touch of hot sauce if you really like heat. Hubby said this is his favorite new way to eat lasagna. Here’s how I make Taco Lasagna.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 9 no-bake lasagna noodles (I used Ronzoni)
  • 12 oz frozen sweet corn
  • 4-6 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1x 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 24 oz thick and chunky salsa
  • 1x 1.25 oz packet taco seasoning
  • 6 oz shredded taco cheese

Taco Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef into a large skillet and brown it until it’s not pink.

Place a thin layer of salsa into the bottom of the baking dish.

Place three lasagna noodles into the baking dish.

Drain the cooked ground beef and put it into a large mixing bowl.

Add the corn, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning to the bowl and mix well.

Place the ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese into a medium sized mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Place the meat mixture on top of the lasagna noodles and distribute evenly across all three noodles, smoothing and flattening a little with a spoon.

Place three lasagna noodles on top of the meat layer.

Put the cheese mixture on top of the second layer of lasagna noodles and distribute evenly across all of them, smoothing with the spoon.

Place the last three lasagna noodles on top of the cheese layer.

Put the remainder of the salsa on top of the third layer of lasagna noodles.

Sprinkle the shredded taco cheese on top of everything.

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the lasagna from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Garnish with a dollop of sour cream when serving.

Taco Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef into a large skillet and brown it until it's not pink. Place a thin layer of salsa into the bottom of the baking dish. Place three lasagna noodles into the baking dish. Drain the cooked ground beef and put it into a large mixing bowl. Add the corn, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning to the bowl and mix well. Place the ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese into a medium sized mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Place the meat mixture on top of the lasgna noodles and distribute evenly across all three noodles, smoothing and flattening a little with a spoon. Place three lasagna noodles on top of the meat layer. Put the cheese mixture on top of the second layer of lasagna noodles and distribute evenly across all of them, smoothing with the spoon. Place the last three lasagna noodles on top of the cheese layer. Put the remainder of the salsa on top of the third layer of lasagna noodles. Sprinkle the shredded taco cheese on top of everything. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lasagna from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream when serving.

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    20 comments

    robin rue May 1, 2018 - 8:31 am

    This is just plain brilliant. My kids are going to flip their lids for this when I make it next week on Taco Tuesday!!

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    Candy May 1, 2018 - 8:44 am

    We make something very similar to your taco lasagna. Never are any leftovers. So good.

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    Amber Myers May 1, 2018 - 8:47 am

    I know I’d love this lasagna. I’m all about the tacos! I might be making this on cinco de mayo.

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    pat. May 1, 2018 - 9:07 am

    Italian goes Mexican.

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    Jeanette May 1, 2018 - 9:49 am

    Taco Lasagna sound delicious! I have never heard of this but I am telling you my family would wolf this down before I could even get it down on the table!

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    Tasheena May 1, 2018 - 10:27 am

    I’ve never made taco lasagna before. It looks yummy! Perfect to add to my taco Tuesday recipe list.

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    Sarah Bailey May 1, 2018 - 11:00 am

    Now this most definitely sounds like a delicious lasagna! I am all for having something different for meals from time to time and I think this going to have to be something I try soon.

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    Alli Smith May 1, 2018 - 12:18 pm

    I was craving lasagna yesterday, so I had some veggie lasagna. Your taco lasagna would really help satisfy that craving. I love the Mexican inspired twist!

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    Melissa Chapman May 1, 2018 - 2:15 pm

    Two of my favorite things are tacos and lasagna so together it is a great idea. I will try and make this soon it looks so good.

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    Ashley May 1, 2018 - 6:33 pm

    I like tacos and lasagna so this sounds amazing. I will have to try it out.

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    Tomi C May 1, 2018 - 7:29 pm

    This kinda looks like my stacked enchilada casserole. The family loves it so I bet they would enjoy this taco casserole.

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    Terri Steffes May 1, 2018 - 8:18 pm

    This is something my family is going to love! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the tips and for sharing the recipe. I’ll be the hero tomorrow night!

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    Alison Rost May 1, 2018 - 10:07 pm

    I’ve honestly never made taco lasagna before. I think it’s awesome that you’re sharing this recipe! It looks so good and it’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

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    Ricci May 2, 2018 - 1:22 am

    Taco Lasagna sounds like something I would LOVE!! I am into Mexican everything these days. Thanks for the recipe!

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    chubskulit rose May 2, 2018 - 7:22 am

    My daughter and husband would love this as it is a combination of food that they both love. I’d like to try your recipe.

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    Jeanine May 2, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Yum. This looks delicious. I am actually getting tired of our boring meals lately, and think this would be a great addition. I know the kids would enjoy it especially my oldest picky one!

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    Heather May 2, 2018 - 12:59 pm

    My husband is Italian and could eat his grandfather’s eggplant or lasagna every meal everyday. I would love tacos all day. This is the perfect solution – taco lasagna! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Anosa Malanga May 3, 2018 - 10:01 am

    Wow, seeing the photo makes me drool over it. I wish I have the right ingredients for this right now. I guess I just need to defer making this time.

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    Trina Oliveira May 3, 2018 - 3:07 pm

    I’ll be trying this recipe tomorrow! My family loves Taco’s and lasagna is a close second so this will surely be a hit!

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    Laura May 3, 2018 - 10:42 pm

    Taco lasagne? Yes please! I’ve never heard of this before. I’m excited to try it out.

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