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Mexican Style Lasagna

This recipe takes the idea of a favorite Italian dish and uses Mexican ingredients to create a truly delicious and unique meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 212kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 12 ounces salsa jar, no sugar added
  • 1 cup cottage cheese low-fat
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese part-skim
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh, plus more for garnishing
  • 4 whole-grain tortillas cut into 2 inch strips (tortilla recipe)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded, reduced-fat


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet, brown turkey until it loses its pink color. Drain off any fat and combine with salsa.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, mozzarella, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cilantro.
  • In a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, layer with half of each: meat mixture, cheese mixture, and tortilla pieces. Repeat layering and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional cilantro.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7