Mexican Lasagna

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One dish dinner. Music to our ears. Packed with protein, this lasagna doesn’t take long to prepare and is ready in no time. Courtney of NeighborFood says that this recipe is more of a pantry lasagna supplemented with a few fresh ingredients, so it’s a snap to serve during the week. Best of all? It won’t leave you feeling like you’ve overeaten.

mexican lasagna

9 lasagna noodles
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 c frozen or fresh corn
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 c chopped cilantro, plus more for topping
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz. shredded Mexican blend cheese
28 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
Smoked Chipotle tabasco sauce (or regular hot sauce if you can’t find Chipotle)
Sour Cream (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. You’ll need a casserole dish that’s somewhere between 9 x 9 and 9 x 13. You can use whatever size dish, just cut your noodles to fit.

3. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.

4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine black beans, frozen corn, green onions, cilantro, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.

5. Layer a small amount of tomatoes on the bottom of your baking dish (about a 1/4 of the can). Top with noodles. Layer 1/3 of the bean mixture on top of that. Spread another 1/4 of the tomatoes on top, sprinkle with hot cheese, then spread with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat 2 more times following the same pattern (noodles, bean mixture, tomatoes, hot sauce, cheese).

6. Cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for 5 minutes more or until cheese is nice and melty. Allow to set up for 10 minutes before serving.

7. To serve, sprinkle with cilantro and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Bake. Eat. Repeat. These are the words by which food blogger and photographer, Courtney lives. She combines her love for food with her passion for photography and writing to bring people together and share in communal meals. Her blog, NeighborFood captures recipes that go beyond “a few lines scribbled on a note card.” Visit her website to discover her classic standbys, sweet treats, and savory dishes that demand to be shared with friends and loved ones. 

recipe originally adapted from A Couple Cooks