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Mexican Lasagna

Give your lasagna a fun new spin with Mexican flavors! With all the flavor of your favorite enchiladas, this recipe is great for feeding a crowd without a lot of work. Serve alongside a chopped salad for a complete meal and nutritional boost.

Recipe and photography by Aggie’s Kitchen.

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Give your lasagna a fun new spin with Mexican flavors! With all the flavor of your favorite enchiladas, this recipe is great for feeding a crowd without a lot of work. Serve alongside a chopped salad for a complete meal and nutritional boost.

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 RealSweet® sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 6 medium whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 package DOLE® Chipotle & Cheddar chopped salad kit

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, peppers, onion and taco seasoning. Cook 5-7 minutes or until fully cooked. Stir in corn and remove from heat.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. enchilada sauce to bottom of 8x11-inch baking dish. Place 2 tortillas over enchilada sauce, overlapping each other.
  4. Add ½ of ground beef mixture on top. Top with ½ cup cheese. Top with 2 more tortillas, then remainder of meat and ½ cup cheese.
  5. Add the last 2 tortillas, then pour enchilada sauce over top to cover. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  6. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
  7. Top with sliced avocado and green onion. Serve alongside prepared salad kit.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 16gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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