Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mexican Lasagna

I love all things pasta but my husband likes nothing about it. So, one evening, while thinking about what to make, I suddenly remembered this cooking show I had seen a long time back; a chef had made lasagna using tortillas. Here’s my version.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
Tortillas – 4 (Medium, approx 6”-7”)
Finely chopped onion – ½ cup
Finely chopped garlic – 1 tbsp
Chopped vegetables – 1-1 ½ cups (I used carrots, red and green bell peppers)
Cheese (I used a Shredded Mexican Blend) – As much or as little as you like
Oil – 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup to taste
Hot sauce to taste
Salt to taste
Cut the tortillas into strips (1 tortilla would make about 4 strips). Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until the onions are tender. Add the remaining vegetables, water and salt, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the sauces and continue cooking for another 5-6 minutes. Once the mixture takes on a thick sauce like consistency, take it off the heat and keep aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take a baking dish and brush the bottom with a little oil. Pour in some sauce and spread it evenly. Add one layer of tortilla strips, add the sauce and cheese and continue till you end with a layer of sauce and cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until all the cheese has melted completely. Remove, slice and enjoy. Bon Appétit. 


  1. wonderful idea of using tortillas, they look yummy..

  2. Mmm... this looks really yummy - first time here and happy I stopped by - look forward to following our cooking adventures - hope you will feel similarly about my blog :) Hope to see you there dear! Priya

  3. Awesome Recipe...Thanks for posting it dear..


  4. This looks yummy/...try adding black beans to it, we like it with beans also.
    Love Ash.

  5. Thanks Sobha :-)
    Thanks Priya, will definitely stop by:-)
    Thanks Faseela :-)
    Thanks Aarthi, do try it :-)
    Thanks Ash, beans sounds like an interesting addition. Will definitely try it.

  6. Lovely n simple way using tortillas..delicios!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  7. Yes Julie, it is simply delicious :-)

  8. this is too good!....very yummy and delicious recipe!....we in our house love this...actually anything mexican goes in our house!....thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

  9. wow..that looks so appealing...:)