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Mexican Lasagna With Noodles

Main Dish or Side Dish

This dish is great as an appetizer or as a side dish to go along with any type of Mexican food you may be serving. I have served it as a main course with a side salad. Very easy to make, and both children and adults really like it.

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

35 min

55 min

As a main dish it will serve 6 people


  • 12 no boil lasagna noodles
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 can of re-fried beans
  • 1 ½ tsp. of cumin
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa or 2 ½ cups of homemade salsa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sour cream
  • ½ cup of sliced black olives or ¼ cup of green and ¼ cup of black
  • 1-1/4 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups of grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • (I like to use the Monterey Jack with jalapenos)
  • 4 – 5 green onions chopped


  1. Fry ground beef with chopped onions and drain.
  2. In a bowl combine ground beef, re-fried beans, cumin and garlic powder.
  3. In the bottom of a 9” X 13” greased pan place four noodles. Over the top of the noodles evenly spread half of your meat and bean mixture. Sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese over the meat and bean mixture. Add four noodles and then the rest of your meat and bean mixture. Sprinkle again with the remaining cheddar cheese. Top with four more noodles.
  4. Mix salsa and water together and pour over the noodles.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and spread sour cream on the top of noodles. Add chopped green onions, olives, and sprinkle with Monterrey Jack cheese.
  7. Put back into the oven for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with Tostitos Scoops or your favorite type of chips.

Options for Mexican Lasagna

You can also make this with a taco-seasoning package rather than using the garlic and cumin. If you don’t like olives omit them.

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© 2011 Susan Zutautas


Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 07, 2017:

Rebecca, Margaritas for sure! :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2017:

Oooh, sounds good! Cinco de Mayo maybe. With margaritas?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 10, 2011:

amymarie, I am so glad you liked it and thank you for coming back to let me know.

Amy DeMarco from Chicago on December 09, 2011:

I made this for dinner tonight. It was a hit!!!!! Thanks again for sharing this recipe!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 08, 2011:

moonlake, Mexican food is one of my favorites.

chicagoguy, Hope you enjoy it.

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amymarie, We really like.

tammy, Hamburger Helper Lasagna ... ewww I agree :)

Victoria, It's one of those fun dishes I like to make on a Friday or Saturday night.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on December 08, 2011:

I love lasagna and I love Mexican food. What a great combination! Bookmarking this one!

Tammy from North Carolina on December 08, 2011:

Yummy.. I will have to try this. I love any kind of lasagna.. except Hamburger Helper of course. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Amy DeMarco from Chicago on December 08, 2011:

This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it!!

Raj Lally Batala from Chicago ,USA on December 08, 2011:

will try !! looks great !!

moonlake from America on December 08, 2011:

This sounds really good. We love Mexican of any kind.

Bookmark this recipe.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 29, 2011:

Cardisa, I don't make it over to my Blog much these days. Something that I really should work on, but thanks for checking it out.

Entourage, Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on September 29, 2011:

This is an awesome recipe, Lasagna is one of my favorite recipes, Eggplant parmesian is by far my favorite though. Yummy!

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on September 28, 2011:

Another delicious one Susan. BTW, I visited your very delicious blog today. Loved it, will be visiting again soon.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 28, 2011:

leann, thanks. I have to ask though bison or cow tongue?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 28, 2011:

Winsome nice to see you. Not sure how the summer squash would work but I would give it a try to see what happens. Let me know if you try it this way and thanks for stopping by.

leann2800 on September 28, 2011:

This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

I haven't fed the kids bison or cow tongue. But, I do mash cabbage and rutabagas up in the mashed potatoes or any other vegetable they refuse to eat. ;)

Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on September 28, 2011:

Looks delicious Susan, I wonder if I can substitute thin slices of the yellow summer squash instead of noodles? =:)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 18, 2011:

RH my step-mother used to make cow tongue and tell me that it was corn beef.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on April 01, 2011:

Well we just keep trying to please! I made bison burgers tonight - the kids think it's hamburger:). Omg! How bad is that? Lol!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 01, 2011:

RH I wanted to make this tonight but everyone wanted homemade pizza..funny how we always give in :)

Genna Let me know if you try it and what you think.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 01, 2011:

This sounds wonderful. Thank you, Susan!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on April 01, 2011:

This does sound great and Sydney loves refried beans! That is so funny to me. I was going to make spaghetti noodles with browned butter and mizithra cheese last night and she begged me to make tacos and refried beans:). I caved!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 01, 2011:

Bill It is very good. Thanks for stopping by.

independentwriter let me know if you enjoy this dish.

Jheun from the Snowy Northeast on March 31, 2011:

It's making me hungry. I have already talked to the wife about it. We are definitely going to try it.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on March 31, 2011:

Sounds great!

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