Mexican Lasagna

My Mother-in-law used to make this version of lasagna before she passed away. It was probably one of the first recipes I struck up a nerve to ask her for and I’m really glad I did! Today it’s comfort food for a number of reasons, it’s warm and hearty, but  mainly it reminds us of family!

I make my Mexican Lasagna the same way my Mother-in-law did except for the number of tortilla shells, her recipe used 10 altogether, 5 on the bottom and 5 in the middle. I find this too be too many and creates a layer that can be too thick, so when I make this recipe and the way I show you below, I only use 6-8 with 3 or 4 on the bottom and 3 or 4 in the middle. 

So let’s build a lasagna – Mexican style!

mexican lasagna


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Mexican Lasagna
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  • 1 lb ground beef, drain fat
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 500 gr cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 6-8 soft tortilla shells
  • 1½ cups grated cheese ( I like mozzarella or marble)
  1. Brown ground beef in a large frying pan, drain off fat
  2. Add corn, tomato sauce, salsa and taco seasoning and heat through
  3. In a small bowl beat eggs, add in cottage cheese and oregano
  4. Grease a 9 x 13 pan
  5. Place 3-4 tortilla shells on the bottom of the pan overlapping
  6. Cover with ½ of the meat mixture
  7. Top with all of the cottage cheese mixture
  8. Place 3-4 more tortilla shells overlapping on top
  9. Cover with the last of the meat mixture
  10. Top with grated cheese
  11. Bake at 350F for 1 hour

Have you had a Mexican Lasagna before? What did you think?


  1. Lovely post 🙂

  2. I’ve never had Mexican lasagna, but this looks like something my husband would love!

  3. Oh my! I’m pinning this, it sounds delicious 🙂 Thank you for sharing your mother in law’s recipe. I know my family will love it.

  4. That looks INCREDIBLE!!! I’m so glad you asked your mother in law for the recipe. It must mean so much to your family! I’m definitely going to give this a try this week! Thank you!

  5. I made a mexican lasagna years ago. Your post just reminded me of it and now I want to make it again. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I’m hungry! 😉

  6. Yum! That looks so good! My family would love this since they love anything with Mexican flavours! Fabulous supper idea!

  7. Yum! I’m a fan of cottage cheese in lasagna, and this one looks delish!

  8. This looks delicious!! I love new kinds of lasagna – great ways to put veggies into our meals.

  9. Do you use corn or flour tortillas?

  10. thank you! I am gonna try this!!

  11. Hope Rainwater says:

    This it truly AMAZING! Can’t wait to make it again! Completely worth the heartburn ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. Anne Taylor says:

    This is so unique and I bet, delish! Every member of my family would enjoy this! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. This looks delicious! I’ve never had this kind of dish before … it sounds intriguing! I might leave out the egg though…. thanks for sharing!

  14. loucheryl says:

    This looks delish! I love Mexican food and lasagna! Put the two together and YUM!

  15. Sounds delish!

  16. loucheryl says:

    I’m really in the mood for Mexican food lately. I really want to make this for dinner.

  17. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love spicy food and I’ve never seen a recipe like this. Looks Delicious !

  18. Judy Cowan says:

    Mexican lasagna sounds like a good plan to me, will definitely have to try this out on my family…I am guessing it will be a hit.

  19. I make one that’s similar but next I make it I’ll use your recipe.

  20. loucheryl says:

    This would a nice change from the traditional lasagna!

  21. I love lasagno so it would be nice to try a Mexican version.

  22. Elva Roberts says:

    We Love chili at our home and I am excited to try this recipe. It sounds different from the usual chili recipe and that is a good thing.

  23. kathy downey says:

    I’ve never had Mexican lasagna but i will be trying it soon!

  24. Darren Scrubb says:

    I enjoy Lasagna and I definitely want try this Mexican style to see how it tastes.

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