Taco Lasagna | Easy Back-to-School Dinner Recipe

Taco Lasagna | Easy Back-to-School Dinner Recipe 1

Well, somehow summer is already crawling to an end and it’s time to get the kids back to school and all the other extracurricular activities that go along with it.

This means our calendars are filling up, the to-do list is getting longer, and if you’re like me already thinking about what new things to buy for the grocery list. 

So today we wanted to share a meal, that is quick, easy, totally customizable, and even better the next day. This means it makes for tasty leftovers for those busy schedules of yours when you can’t quite make it home to make a good dinner in time. 

When Kyle informed me about Taco Lasagna, it sounded like a meal I should have tried yet never knew about! So I told him to make that up for all of you to try. 

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This is a one-pan marriage of everyone’s two favorite cuisines, Italian and Mexican.

As Kyle said… Is this a culinary abomination? Maybe, but who’s to say? The bottom line is this is actually good, easy, and will undoubtedly be a hit with the entire family.

Here is a warning: You do not follow this recipe word for word. Fill this dish with all the ingredients that your family loves. Walk down the Mexican and produce aisles of your local grocery store and grab the things you enjoy. If they taste good in a taco, they will taste good in this. You will not be disappointed. There is no way to ruin this dish. 

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Ingredients 

  • 2 lb Ground beef (or other meat preferred) 
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning 
  • 1 cup of taco sauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa (we used black bean and corn) 
  • 1 12 oz Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 of one large bell pepper
  • 1/4 red oni0n
  • 2 x 9 oz packages of oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1/3 cup cilantro 
  • 1 12 oz container sour cream 
  • Handful black olives

And as Kyle said, if you have additional vegetables that you love – toss them on in! 

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Directions

First, cook the ground beef until cooked through on your cooktop. Once cooked add in the packet of taco seasoning and 1/4 red onion. Stir and fry together for one minute.

While the meat is cooking, start your oven to 350 degrees and spray your favorite 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick spray. 

Layer the bottom of your pan with two 9 oz oven-ready pasta noodles. Add a layer of taco sauce on top of the pasta noodles, covering them evenly. Add a layer of ground beef, bell peppers, and cheese.

Add another layer of pasta noodles, this time cover them with a layer of salsa. We used our favorite black bean and corn salsa. 

Continue to layer your lasagna, followed by the meat vegetables, and cheese… continue to do so with as many layers as you want or until you run out of ingredients. 

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let rest for five to ten minutes.

Top with a handful of chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream and enjoy! 

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Taco Lasagna | easy back to school dinner recipe

Taco Lasagna | easy back to school dinner recipe

Yield: 4-6 People
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

An incredibly easy and fun meal to marries two amazing cuisines.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef or whatever meat you have ready to go.¬†
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning¬†
  • 1 cup of taco sauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1 bag of Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 of one large bell pepper
  • 1/4 red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground beef with the taco seasoning and onions
  2. Spray your favorite baking pan with non-stick spray
  3. Layer the bottom of your pan with oven-ready pasta noodles
  4. Add a layer of taco sauce on top of the pasta noodles, covering them evenly
  5. Add a layer of ground beef, bell peppers, and cheese
  6. Add another layer of pasta noodles, this time cover them with a layer of salsa
  7. Continue to layer your lasagna with as many layers as you want or until you run out of ingredients
  8. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes
  10. Top with chopped cilantro and sour cream and enjoy

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