Taco Lasagna

Many years ago I wanted to make something different. We all like tacos in our house, so I thought why not make my version of taco lasagna? It was a hit the first time that I made it. I had made it for friends one time and I doubled the recipe which did make it a more heavy, dense meal so I never did that again. This is my original recipe.

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I put some salsa on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. I didn’t measure it, I just made sure that the bottom of the pan was wet.

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I then took two flour tortillas and spread some lowfat cream cheese on them. Lay the tortillas in the pan, on the salsa.

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Then put some more salsa on the tortillas, then some cooked taco meat. I browned 2 pounds of ground turkey and used Mrs. Dash taco seasoning. I usually make my own, but I tried the new Mrs. Dash. It is VERY spicy. On top of the meat put a layer of cheese down. Keep making layers like this until you have used 6 tortillas.

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I drizzled taco sauce all over the top layer of the lasagna. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Just like any lasagna let it sit for a few minutes.

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Look at the melted goodness of that cheese! Now I have to say that you can add more to this if you want to. Not everyone in my family likes black olives and green chilies or I would have added those to it. When I used to eat this, I would serve it with a bed of lettuce and sour cream. Now that I can’t  eat this, no one else wants the lettuce and just tells me not to get it out for them. It is funny though that they still want the sour cream :).

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When you put the cream cheese on the tortillas, they seem to get the texture of lasagna noodles. My daughter had been wanting me to make this since I hadn’t made it in so long. She was a happy camper.

This is definitely one of those comfort foods that melts in your mouth.

 

Beth

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