Mexican Lasagna

A Mexican twist on our crowd pleasing, skillet lasagna. Get this one on the table tonight!  Made right in the skillet, this delicious lasagna is hard to beat.  Note, I used an 14” skillet for mine.  If you want to make for a smaller family or have a smaller skillet, simply half the recipe.⁣

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Mexican Lasagna

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Weeknight Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter⁣
  • 1 shallot diced⁣
  • 4 cloves garlic minced ⁣
  • 2 lbs ground turkey or beef ⁣
  • 2 tsp kosher salt⁣
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ⁣
  • 2 tsp paprika⁣
  • 2 tsp onion powder⁣
  • 1 tsp cumin⁣
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder ⁣
  • 1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes⁣
  • 1 – 6 oz can tomato paste ⁣
  • 1 – 4.5 oz can diced chiles⁣
  • 1 box flat, oven ready lasagna noodles ⁣
  • 1 – 14 oz can black beans drained⁣
  • 1 – 12 oz bag frozen corn roasted, if possible⁣
  • 8 oz marscapone ⁣
  • 3 cups shredded cheese⁣


  • Green onions diced⁣
  • Jalapeños diced and seeds removed ⁣
  • Fresh cilantro ⁣


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.⁣
  • Heat a large cast iron or regular, oven safe skillet, roughly 12” or large in diameter, over medium high heat.  Add butter and shallot.  Cook 3-4 minutes or until starting to soften.⁣
  • Add garlic, turkey and spices (through chili powder).  Cook 5-7 minutes, mixing regularly to incorporate flavors.  ⁣
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste and chiles. Mix well to incorporate.  Turn heat down to medium.  Cook 5-7 more minutes.⁣
  • Use a small bowl and remove 2/3 of mixture.  Set aside momentarily.  Use a spatula to spread remaining 1/3 of mixture into a thin layer on bottom of pan.  Top with a thin layer of lasagna noodles.  Be careful not to overlap but cover as much of pan as possible.  Top with 1/2 of meat and tomato mixture that was set aside.  Top with half of the beans and corn. Top with dollops of marscapone, using half it on this layer.  Top with 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.  Repeat one more set of layers (noodles, meat sauce mixture, beans, corn, marscapone and cheese).  ⁣
  • Gently tent pan with foil.  Cook for 25 -30 minutes in oven.  Remove foil and cook 5 more minutes or until cheese is fully melted.⁣
  • Let sit 5 minutes.  Garnish with fresh cilantro, green onions and jalapeños and serve.


Serves 6-8⁣
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