mexican lasagna

a slice of mexican lasagna

This is a simple dish, if you let it be.

No-boil noodles, a jar of salsa, four cans of beans, and some cheese.

Done.

Or you could make things complicated by making your own noodles–pictured are noodles that were made from a standard egg noodle recipe, but with masa harina subbed for half the flour. They just needed a little extra water and some coaxing (via folds and passes through the pasta roller) to smooth out.

joy of cooking pasta recipe

eggs and flour for fresh pasta

You could make your own salsa.

You could throw in some fancy cheese. (You may notice some decidedly un-fancy cottage cheese in the pic–I didn’t want to go to the grocery store!)

You could…um…well…not sure how you could fancify beans.

pintos, cannellinis, kidney beans, and black beansmexican lasagna in the pan with layers of fresh pasta (all I had on hand was cottage cheese, but it's better with cheddar and monterrey jack)

But…

I think we’ve made this dish enough times that I can say with confidence:

keep it simple.

 

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2 responses to “mexican lasagna”

  1. Kelly says:

    Umm this looks absolutely amazing!! Fabulous recipe and gorgeous photos! :)

  2. Christy says:

    YUM! I could use swiss cheese and no-salt-added beans & salsa and YES!!! I WILL!! Thanks babe!

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