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Texas-Style Lasagna

With its spicy flavor, this dish is a real crowd-pleaser. It's great with side servings of picante sauce, guacamole and tortilla chips.— Effie Gish, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 package (1-1/4 ounces) taco seasoning
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), torn
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Crushed tortilla chips, salsa and cubed avocado


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the seasoned salt, taco seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce and chiles. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese and eggs.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: meat sauce, tortillas, cottage cheese mixture and Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with toppings if desired.
  • Freeze Option: Before baking, cover and freeze lasagna up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 349 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1041mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 23, 2018

    The whole family loved this! Super easy and filling recipe!

  • angela32
    Nov 9, 2018

    This wasn't my favorite TOH recipe, but it was good. My guys all liked it.

  • Queenlalisa
    Aug 11, 2016

    This was my kinda recipe. Easy and super de duper delicious! My husband wasn't crazy about the cottage cheese, but I thought it was wonderful in it. The leftovers were just as yummy!

  • poppadude
    Sep 16, 2015

    EX!!!!! This is very tasty recipe also very easy to make...Will make this often with no changes... Thank you for a great recipe....

  • Northwest cook
    May 28, 2015

    I thought this was very good and easy to make. I did make two changes but they weren't big changes, so I will still give this recipe 5 stars. I didn't have Monterey Jack cheese so I used up the shredded cheeses I had, which were 1 cup medium cheddar, 2 cups Mozzarella, and 1 cup spicy Habanero cheese. Since I like Monterey Jack that cheese would have been just as yummy. Also I added a layer of 1 can of refried beans. I liked this addition but again, the recipe would have been very good without it. I do think the recipe could have used more tortilla layers so next time I would add another 1 or 2 layers of tortillas. Also, layering it according to the directions would have the cottage cheese on top of the tortilla layer. I thought that would dry out the cottage cheese so I put the tortillas over the cottage cheese and then ended with a layer of shredded cheese.

  • Kcke2pen
    Apr 24, 2015

    The whole family loved this one! I am having to learn to cook for two since the kids are off to college. These same preppies asked me to submit this one for their school cookbook; wow! I love that I can use my 9 inch cake pans for it and freeze them for small dinners for my hubby and I, or give them to friends for get well or congrats gifts. I have used a variety of cheeses to change the flavors to suit my needs as well. And since I like mine cheesy, I sometimes will add extra with no problems. I have shared this with my Texas friends who love that they can add their own level of spice.

  • tptaylor13
    Nov 5, 2012

    No comment left

  • faith7025
    Jun 27, 2012

    I was skeptical about this recipe and a bit confused about how much to tear the tortillas, but I was very surprised by how great it blended together when it baked. I substituted chopped green peppers for the chilis and added extra red pepper, cilantro, and chili powder. It was even better warmed up the second day!

  • joshandholli
    Jun 18, 2011

    This has become one of my favorite recipes to make ever- for company and just for the family! I use flour tortillas instead of corn, and I use ricotta cheese instead of cottage. But other than that I make this recipe exactly as it is written. LOVE IT. :)

  • susnan
    Feb 10, 2011

    So easy and tasty. My husband and I really liked it, but my son-in-law didn't. I think he would have liked it better if I hadn't told him that it was Texas "lasagna." He probably expected lasagna noodles.