5 from 2 votes
Mexican Lasagna
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A delicious combination of Mexican ingredients, prepared like Italian lasagna. A surprisingly delicious combination of ingredients! 

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 787 kcal
  • cooking spray
  • 1 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 19 oz can enchilada sauce green or red
  • 1 package Barilla oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 6 cups taco soup or chili
  • 6 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 8 oz sliced provolone cheese
  • 2 T. sliced black olives (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9"x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. Microwave refried beans and cream cheese together for one minute. Stir to combine, and set aside.
  2. Add approximately 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce to the bottom of the pan to keep the noodles from sticking to the bottom.
  3. Layer 3 lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan. If using the Barilla noodles, lay them across the pan horizontally, they will expand during cooking. Cover noodles with two cups of chili or taco soup. Make sure to use a slotted spoon to drain most of the liquid before adding.
  4. Layer the provolone cheese over the chili, followed by more noodles.
  5. Spread the refried beans and cream cheese mixture over the noodles, followed by two cups of chili, and two cups shredded cheese.
  6. Add more noodles, and top with the remaining chili, and two cups of shredded cheese.
  7. Cover with the last layer of noodles, and pour the enchilada sauce all over, making sure to cover the noodles completely.
  8. Top with the remaining shredded cheese, and sliced black olives (if using). Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray, and cover the pan, making sure foil does not come in contact with the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 15 more minutes, making sure the top layer of cheese is melted.
  9. Allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Recipe Notes

The pictures used in the recipe don't follow along with the recipe steps. This is because the recipe is pretty flexible. I don't make it exactly the same every time.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 787 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 1850mg80%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.