Southwest Lasagna

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Information:

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