ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mexican tortilla lasagna recipe. A great easy 20 minute lasagna recipe!

Updated on January 31, 2009

Easy and delicious tortilla lasagna

photo credit: whatwereeating.com
photo credit: whatwereeating.com

Mexican tortilla lasagna recipe

This is great lasagna recipe that can be ready start to finish in under half an hour. The secret here is using ready made or bought flour tortillas instead of pasta noodles. The texture is surprisingly similar after you cook the lasagna; and tortilla casseroles are a real part of the Mexican cooking tradition.

This sneaky lasagna will taste great, and can be heated as well in the microwave as in the oven. Serve with a salad for a great hearty Mexican inspired meal.

Mexican tortilla lasagna

1 package flour tortillas

1 pound homemade chorizo sausage (see link below for instructions on how to make this) you can alternatively use whatever you normally use as a meat for taco filling.

About 2 cups of any ready made tomato sauce.

½ lb of grated mozzarella cheese.

Fry the chorizo sausage or taco meat, and when browned, add your tomato sauce. Let the sauce warm for a minute and turn off the heat.

Get a microwave safe square shaped dish. You want the size to be about the shape of four good servings of lasagna. It doesn't matter too much though.

Cut all the tortilla’s into squares shapes that will fit well to make layers within the shape of your lasagna dish.

Add a small amount of the tomato sauce mixture to the bottom, and then add your first layer of tortillas to completely cover the bottom of the dish. Add another layer of meat sauce and top again with tortillas Continue in this manner until you’ve used up all the tortillas.

Try to match the sauce used to the number of tortilla layers you have, and save a bit to spread out over the top.

After you’ve got the top covered in meat sauce, cover with cheese and then microwave on high until the cheese is all melted and bubbly, about 5-10 minutes.

That’s it, an easy weeknight meal. You’ll be surprised at how great this tastes, and how similar the texture of the tortillas will be to lasagna noodles.

This is a variation on a traditional Mexican tortilla casserole, but the technique will work well for any lasagna recipe…in about a quarter the time spent in the kitchen!

You’ll love this easy Mexican inspired lasagna and will appreciate how easy and quick it is to prepare. This is not really supposed to be a substitute for authentic lasagna (which is pretty close to perfect on its own!)

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 

      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Looks like an easy way to make a tasty dish.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

    • profile image

      Chas 

      8 years ago

      I tried substituting tomato sauce using enchillada red sauce Delicious!!!

    • ronaldoh profile image

      ronaldoh 

      9 years ago from England

      looks good, different. i will definitley try this recipe

    • John D Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      John D Lee 

      9 years ago

      Hi KK Gourmet

      I mean like a very basic (non Herby tasting) tomato sauce that you might use for a simple pasta. Anything like that will work well.

      I hope that this helps clear up any confusion.

      John

    • profile image

      kk gourmet 

      9 years ago

      Hola! I was just wondering if you mean regular (huntz or heinz) tomato sauce or tomato picante sauce (like pace)?

    • John D Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      John D Lee 

      9 years ago

      I really like it beacause it gives me a lasagna fix when I'm craving it - but I can have it made and on the table in just a few minutes!

      Thanks for the comments!

    • ChrisSnil profile image

      ChrisSnil 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ooo! I'll haveta try this one day, I've had it before in restaurants but never quite found a recipe before. Thanks :)

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 

      10 years ago from America

      Sounds good.

    • profile image

      tori freeman  

      10 years ago

      it looks great cant waut to try some i have to yake it to school

    • profile image

      Detroit 

      11 years ago

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)