Southwest Lasagna

Give an Italian pasta favorite new appeal with black beans, mild chiles, taco seasoning, and other south-of-the-border ingredients.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12

Ingredients

9
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% Less-Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
3/4
cup water
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
2
eggs
1
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ Niblets® frozen corn, thawed
2
teaspoons ground cumin
3
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 oz)
  • 1 Place cookie sheet or foil in oven on rack below middle oven rack; heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook lasagna noodles as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, chiles and eggs.
  • 5 Stir pasta sauce, beans, corn and cumin into beef mixture. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • 6 To assemble lasagna, arrange 3 cooked noodles in bottom of baking dish. Spoon and spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture over noodles; top with 1/3 each of beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times, reserving last 1/3 of cheese.
  • 7 Place baking dish on middle oven rack; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved cheese; bake 15 to 25 minutes longer or until lasagna is bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    840mg
    840%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    30g
    30%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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