Best Taco Lasagna Recipe [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.94 from 15 reviews

Beef Casseroles Cinco de Mayo

Cook time Cook time: 30 minutes

Taco Lasagna is flavorful, cheesy, and delicious. This casserole is the perfect combination of Mexican inspired ingredients, put in a traditional lasagna dish. It is an easy meal to make for the whole family to enjoy!

We love Mexican inspired foods, and we have a full collection of them on our blog. Starting from our popular Instant Pot Taco Soup to Chicken Tortilla Soup. After receiving multiple requests, we added the delicious Taco Lasagna to the list.

Best Taco Lasagna

This Taco Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. What is even better, it combines the taco flavors with lasagna is one recipe, which raises this dish to a whole new level. I am in love with Mexican food, and especially tacos.

My most ordered dish at any Mexican place would definitely be a taco plate. Another favorite meal of mine is, of course, lasagna. So combining the two together in one easy to make the dish, is a dream come true.

The Taco Lasagna combines the beef cooked with chunky and spicy salsa, taco seasoning, tortillas, and lots of cheese. I added some veggies into the mix, such as onion, some garlic, and green bell pepper, to lift up the flavors in the dish. Also, to make it a more traditional and authentic Mexican meal, I added a blend of Mexican cheese, and beans. 

The casserole turns out perfectly cooked, juicy, flavorful, and ready in just about one hour, from start to finish. This dish can be served with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, avocado, salsa, fresh cilantro, or some chopped fresh jalapenos for a spicier kick. Another fun part of this meal is that instead of lasagna noodles, you use flour or corn tortillas.


This is a comfort casserole dish that uses corn tortilla in combination with ground beef, taco seasoning, cheese, and veggies. All layered together then baked till bubbly and golden brown. 

Can I swap the meat in this recipe?

Absolutely! While I used ground beef in this Taco Lasagna. However, you can easily swap the meat by using ground chicken, ground turkey, or even sausage. 

To make it vegetarian, skip the meat altogether. All options will work perfectly well.

Taco Lasagna Topping Suggestions

  • Bacon crumbs or chopped bacon
  • Cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped green onion, parsley, or cilantro
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Crema Fresca
  • Fresh salsa
  • Chopped jalapenos and guacamole


  • For perfect and uniform cooking, I recommend using 9×13 non-stick baking pan for this recipe. Also, if you want to double the dish, then go with a larger casserole baking dish. 


  • First, let the lasagna cool to room temperature. An entire cooked lasagna can be frozen in a freezer-safe dish. Most glass or ceramic casserole dishes are fine for this purpose.
  • If the lasagna has been but into individual pieces, refrigerate it first, for the layers to settle. It makes wrapping them easier.
  • Next, cover the lasagna with freezer-safe plastic wrap. Then, wrap the plastic around the entire dish, to make sure there are no gaps in the wrap where air could get in and cause freezer burn.
  • The individual lasagna slices can be individually wrapped in freezer-safe plastic wrap and foil or added to freezer-safe bags. This is a great alternative for those who don’t want to thaw an entire lasagna or want to cook smaller food portions.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months for best flavor. It will keep good for 6 months or more.


  • The night before you intend to have the lasagna for dinner, transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and thaw it overnight.
  • Once thawed cook the lasagna or reheat if it has been already cooked.
  • If you try to bake it while it’s still frozen or partially frozen, it will cook unevenly and it won’t be as good.

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Taco Lasagna Recipe Tips

  • Use quality ground beef. This will make the dish more flavorful.
  • Also, to shave off a few calories, substitute the ground beef with ground turkey or chicken. In addition, I would recommend using reduced-fat cheese.
  • For a healthier version, try my zucchini lasagna. It is equally delicious. 
  • For a fresh burst of vibrant flavor and color, toss a palmful of minced cilantro, fresh basil,  or parsley on top of this casserole before serving.
  • Similarly, you could use reduced-fat cheese. Also, you can use your preferred cheese in this recipe.
  • Add more or fewer veggies upon discretion. I like to use one green bell pepper, but a cup of zucchini would work great as well.
  • While I have used tortillas instead of lasagna noodles, you can also make this Taco Lasagna with traditional lasagna noodles.
  • Feel free to use your favorite cheeses or a mix of a few varieties. Just go with what you like the most. 

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4.94 from 15 reviews

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna is full of flavors, cheesy and delicious. This lasagna is the perfect combination of  Mexican inspired ingredients, put in a traditional lasagna dish.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr


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Nutrition information

Calories: 730 Carbohydrates: 54 Protein: 53 Fat: 55 Saturated Fat: 27 Cholesterol: 172 Sodium: 2664 Potassium: 1058 Fiber: 9 Sugar: 12 Vitamin A: 1630 Vitamin C: 20.9 Calcium: 948 Iron: 6.3
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yvonne maples

made this today for dinner it is to die for


Denise hansen

Cooking this as I I type, not to be a smar***, but how do you cook beef until it is no longer beef?????😂


lol I corrected it haha


Franczhesca Martinez

Delicious, but the ingredients call for 3 cups of cheese and you need to have 4 cups. 1 & 1/2 cup per layer (2) and then 1 cup for the topping.


Shelly Martin

I’m making it right now, I added cream cheese and a layer of Spanish rice 🤷🏻‍♀️ Fingers crossed


Hope you like it!


Catherine Cooper

I made this using ground turkey, black refried beans, and whole pinto beans. It was delicious although I thought it had too much refried beans. I did add the cornstarch and water but the meat mixture was pretty firm without it. I'm not sure if its because I used turkey instead of beef. Next time I'll use one can of refried beans and mix it into the meat to make it easier to spread. I'll also add a can of corn to the layers for added flavor.



Very good recipe but needs afew, small tweaks. I used flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. Definitely needs more crunch like ingredients added, so I will add some choppped up jalapenos and a can of corn next time I make this. Without these, the beans are just to mushy and soft. Also instead of a can of green chiles, use a can of Rotel. Tomatoes with green chilies. Perfect.


thank you for your suggestions!


Nikki Krakauer “JustTabandMe”

I confess, I watched the video, & then looked at the recipe. That bowl of salsa (twice) looked large as my huge bread bowl!!! The recipe made it clear though! Thanks for posting this! I have a potluck on Sunday, so I think, listening to the comments, I’ll try this! Just so you know, peppers are both male and female. The female has 4 “footies”, and the male only 3, and the female has less bitterness than the male. I usually just go for red, but I definitely want to mix colors with this dish! I almost think I’ll add a bowl of somewhat crunched corn chips on the side! Again, thanks!


Johanna Estes

This was VERY GOOD. A family keeper .But confessed on the 30-40 minute wait before slicing.. Had to reheat sliced portions in microwave ...still was a hit.



I made this tonight with ground Turkey and medium salsa. I skipped the cornstarch and water. It was delicious!!! Not soggy and set up really well. Definitely going to make it again. Thanks for the recipe.


Happy you loved it Sarah! Thanks for stopping by!



Hi, can this be frozen before it's cooked? My son is at college and I try to fill his freezer.


Yes, it definitely can!!



I use corn tortillas baked chicken and enchilada sauce in my taco lasagna along with other ingredients. So yummy


Those are great additions :) thanks for sharing


Carmen Guinn

I think the wait time is a little long I waited about 20 min and it was great


Vicki darringer

What brand of salsa did you use


usually Tostitos


Gerald Barnett

This was a very very delicious meal. My daughters and my son destroyed this dish which makes me happy. Thank you


I am so happy!



Hi this look delish I’m wondering if i can prepare it in advance? Freezing is it possible do I need to cook it before?


Yes, you can!


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