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Cheesy Taco Lasagna

Taco Night Takeover: Cheesy Taco Lasagna

Cheesy Taco Lasagna

Calling all taco lovers and casserole enthusiasts! This Cheesy Taco Lasagna is the perfect fusion of your favorite things, offering a flavor explosion in a convenient and comforting dish. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, ideal for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or feeding a hungry family.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Taco Twist on a Classic: This recipe takes the familiar comfort of lasagna and infuses it with the vibrant flavors of your favorite tacos. It's a fun and unexpected twist that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Easy Does It: Ditch the mess of individual tacos! This casserole eliminates the need for multiple plates and utensils, making it a breeze to serve and clean up.
  • Perfect for Sharing: This hearty casserole is ideal for feeding a crowd. Whether it's a family dinner, potluck gathering, or game night with friends, this recipe is sure to satisfy everyone.
  • Leftovers? We Got You Covered!: Leftovers of this Cheesy Taco Lasagna reheat beautifully, making it a great option for meal prepping or quick lunches throughout the week.


  • For the Savory Taco Base:
    • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
    • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • For the Creamy Cheese Sauce:
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided
  • For the Layered Goodness:
    • 1 package (about 12) taco-sized flour tortillas
    • 2 cups pico de gallo
  • For the Finishing Touches (Optional):
    • Sour cream
    • Chopped green onions


  1. Preheat and Prep: Get your oven ready by preheating it to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a 9x11 inch baking dish.
  2. Browning the Beef: In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Once cooked through, drain any excess grease from the pan.
  3. Spicing it Up: Add the taco seasoning packet to the cooked ground beef and mix well, following the package instructions to create your desired level of flavor and spice.
  4. Creamy Cheese Dream: In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the shredded cheese until melted and smooth. This will create your creamy and cheesy sauce.
  5. Building the Lasagna Layers: Cut the taco-sized tortillas in half. Spread a single layer of tortilla halves over the bottom of your greased baking dish.
  6. Flavor Layers Abound: Spoon ⅓ of the seasoned taco meat mixture evenly over the tortillas. Then, top it with ⅓ of the creamy cheese sauce. Sprinkle with a generous amount of pico de gallo for a burst of freshness and tang.
  7. Repeat and Bake: Repeat the layering process two more times, ending with a layer of pico de gallo. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese on top.
  8. Baking to Perfection: Place the Cheesy Taco Lasagna in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges are slightly golden brown.
  9. Serving and Enjoying: Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Dollop with sour cream and sprinkle with chopped green onions for an extra pop of flavor and color (optional).


  • For a vegetarian option, replace the ground beef with cooked lentils, black beans, or crumbled tofu.
  • Leftover Cheesy Taco Lasagna can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, taco toppings, or vegetables to personalize your Cheesy Taco Lasagna experience.