mexican lasagna.

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i adapted this lasagna from rachael ray’s recipe that can be found here. her recipe is on the fattening side and so i just used her tomatillo recipe and made the rest up on my own.



  • 1.25 lb ground turkey
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, frozen
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • cumin to taste
  • coriander to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10-14 tomatillos
  • 4 avocados
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • large handful cilantro
  • drizzle of honey
  • jalapeno, diced, to taste
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 package whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 lb colby jack cheese, shredded


  1. put onion and green pepper in skillet, let cook until they soften a bit.
  2. add ground turkey to skillet, let brown.meals 076
  3. add corn and green chiles to skillet, stir together and warm through.meals 077
  4. meanwhile, in another skillet, place olive oil over medium high heat and add 1/2 red onion and jalapeno.  meals 072
  5. place tomatillos and cilantro in food processor, mix well meals 073
  6. add mixture to onion & jalapeno, replace food processor canister
  7. place avocado, lime juice and honey in food processor, mix well meals 074
  8. add avocado mixture to tomatillo sauce, mix wellmeals 075
  9. in a 13×9 baking dish, layer one layer of tortillasmeals 078
  10. add layer of turkey mixturemeals 079
  11. add layer of tomatillo saucemeals 080
  12. add layer of cheesemeals 082
  13. repeat this process one more time so you have 2 complete layers
  14. bake at 400 degrees [f] for about 10 minutes, until dish is warm through and cheese is meltedmeals 085
  15. garnish with sour cream, olives and lettucemeals 090
  16. delicious served alongside spanish pilaf! this one was made using a box of spanish rice, a can of diced fire smoked tomatoes and a can of black beans. very simple!

enjoy :)meals 088

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Carol July 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

this looks and sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it!


Bianca @A Healthy Gourmet Lifestyle September 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

How many servings does this make?


Janetha September 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Wow, it was so long ago that I made this! Back in the crappy camera days and the days where I was really vague. It makes a 9 x 13 pan of lasagna, so I would say that it makes 12 good sized servings (like the one pictured above).


Bianca @A Healthy Gourmet Lifestyle September 30, 2011 at 1:30 am

Thanks! I’m definitely trying this sometime :)


Joanna October 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I made this on Sunday night and it was awesome! Having leftovers tonight.

It made 10 servings for me (tried to approximate to the size in the photo).

Next time I am going to experiment with ways to add more heat. I already added more jalapenos, but maybe I need to add even more.

Thanks for a great recipe!


Janetha October 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

Glad you liked it!! I am a wuss on the heat factor haha.


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