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Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

I love tacos.  I actually have this really awesome homemade taco shell recipe that EVERYONE loves.  However, I only make it once or twice a year because it’s fairly time consuming.  So I find other ways to sneak this yummy Mexican dish into our meals.  One way, that’s a bit unique but super yummy, is with my Taco Lasagna!

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist Recipe

Taco Lasagna – The Taco With A Twist

When I was trying to come up with an easy way to serve tacos to the guys who were doing field work one day, I decided to layer it in a pan.  This way, they could eat it with a fork and a “slice” would be just as or more filling than a couple of tacos.  Plus, the dish stays hotter than a typical taco would.  So it’s a win all the way around.

Easy to Make

Of course, you can easily customize this recipe to your family’s preference.  Simply add black beans, olives, or anything else you prefer.  We keep it a bit more simple and kid-friendly though.

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

The layering is quick and easy.  Start with shells and top with the meat mixture.

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

A drizzle of taco sauce adds just the right amount of additional flavor.

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

Finish each layer with an even spread of cheese.

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

Serve plain for the pickier eaters.  (Honestly, it tastes great this way!)

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

Or add your favorite taco toppings!

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

Be sure to pin this recipe for later or print it now and make for supper!

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Author: Miranda – Thrifty Nifty Mommy
  • 1# ground beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes w/green chilis
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2# shredded cheese
  • 6-9 large tortilla shells (the soft flour tortilla shells)
  • Taco sauce
  • Additional seasonings – garlic salt, onions salt, seasoning salt, and black pepper
  • Shredded lettuce, Tomatoes, & Sour Cream for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef and diced onion in a large kettle. Season with the garlic salt, onions salt, seasoning salt, and black pepper while browning.
  4. Once the hamburger is cooked thoroughly, add diced tomatoes w/green chilis, salsa, taco seasoning, and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Place 2 to 3 large tortillas into bottom of pan. (I like to trim them a bit to make a good fit but toss trimmings in! No need to waste.)
  6. Scoop 1/3 of meat mixture onto tortillas and spread evenly.
  7. Drizzle with taco sauce.
  8. Top with a thin layer of shredded cheese.
  9. Repeat the tortilla shell/meat//taco sauce/cheese layer two more times and end with cheese on top.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or till cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
  11. Cut and serve topped with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes. Or leave plain for the picky eaters. 🙂 Enjoy!

Taco Lasagna ~ The Taco With A Twist

And be sure to let me know what your family thinks in the comments below!  Looking for a great dessert to pair with this Taco Lasagna recipe? Try this Cuban flanCuban flan recipe – it’s a unique dessert your family will love! 

Kari B

Friday 30th of April 2021

This is a great idea! Two of my favorite meals in one :)

Judith Bayer

Wednesday 30th of December 2020

You had me a taco lasagna. This will be a nice change of pace from our tacos and burrito bowls so I'm looking forward to trying it. I may try with regular lasagna noodles instead of the flour tortillas. I'm thinking I can't go wrong either way.

Dana Rodriguez

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

This is a great idea. Nice twist on an old favorite.

monique s

Friday 28th of August 2020

I think the kids will have lots of fun picking out what will go into or top the taco lasagna

gloria patterson

Monday 29th of June 2020

Was trying to figure out what I wanted to fix today for dinner. This picture just made me so hungry. And I have most if not all of the stuff needed. I like the ideal of adding different things to it