This easy 5 ingredient Mexican Lasagne is the perfect fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisines! It is quick, easy and inexpensive making it the perfect weeknight meal.
When you think of a Mexican Lasagne, you probably envision a layered casserole that uses corn or flour tortillas in place of lasagne sheets. While using tortillas would definitely be easy, they along with the other 4 ingredients, would not provide enough “bulk” to make it feel like a meal.
Years ago I created my Baked Tortellini recipe (which originally used ravioli instead of tortellini) and that got my wheels turning. What if I used cheese ravioli as a base for a Mexican version? And so, this recipe was born and I have been making it ever since. It is full of big, bold flavors from the salsa. The casserole comes out of the oven all ooey and gooey from the cheese in the ravioli and from what is layered into the dish. Maybe it’s a lil bit healthy from the beans and corn? 🙂
We all need those quick and easy recipes, not to mention inexpensive, to feed our families these days. What I love about this one is that the ingredients can be kept in your freezer and pantry for any day you need to cook on the fly. And there are no real measurements!
Normally I make this in a large baking dish, but recently I was house sitting for a friend so I assembled it in an individual baking dish and took it with me to bake there. It was totally transportable because I use frozen ravioli!
The Method of 5 Ingredient Mexican Lasagne
- frozen ravioli (I like cheese, but you could use a meat ravioli or even a vegetable one)
- black beans
- shredded cheese (I use whatever I have on hand)
The first step in making this 5 ingredient Mexican Lasagne is to place a layer of ravioli in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with some salsa and spread that out. Next, add some black beans and corn then smother with cheese. Repeat this step 1-2 more times depending on the depth of the baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
tips for success:
Covering with foil while baking helps all the cheese to melt.
This is the best part….the variations. You could brown up some chorizo and add that into the layers.
Instead of typical salsa you could try a fruity salsa like mango or pineapple habanero.
Mexican rice would be another terrific add-in!
After cooking, try topping with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, black olives, avocado or guacamole, fresh Pico de gallo, sour cream and scallions!
A side of refried beans and yellow rice will round out the meal.
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