Gluten free Mexican Lasagne

Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna Recipe

I don’t really need a holiday to make Mexican my go-to meal of the day! But if I need an excuse, Cinco de Mayo is a great one.

Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that Mexican is my “go-to” food for just about anything. I can honestly say that if I had to pick one regional or international food type to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican. I don’t know what it is about Mexican food that has me so entranced but entranced I am. Maybe it is because most Mexican food is naturally gluten free and thus I could eat it without repercussion. Or maybe it is because of the fact that that there is so many flavors per bite…

In any case, I just love this quick Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna recipe. So easy, so delish, so perfect for every night…

We have to be careful about buying enchilada sauce as it may contain gluten. I prefer to make my own. I blend some salsa with seasonings, a bit of water, and, for extra protein and flavor, black beans in the blender. My new go-to salsa is Martinez Authentic Salsa. It is made the way the Martinez family has done so for generations, so thick and flavorful, and most importantly, authentic!

If you are looking for a quick recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, why not try this easy gluten free recipe. All you need to add is maybe a green salad and a possibly a good margarita!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Gluten Free Mexican Lasagne Recipe

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Gluten free Mexican Lasagne
Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 536 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white or yellow onion chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Martinez Gourmet Thick mild or medium salsa (depending on your heat preference), divided use
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ - ¾ cups water
  • 8 gluten free corn tortillas
  • 4 cups grated Mexican cheese blend a combo of cheddar and Monterey Jack
  • 1 (2.25 ounce can) sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray an 11 by 9 inch (or similar) baking pan with non-stick, gluten-free cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a blender, combine 1 cup salsa, the cumin, salt, pepper, black beans, and ½ cup water. You should have a thick sauce. If not, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until a thick but pourable sauce is achieved. Drain any fat from the turkey and add the black bean sauce. Cook for another 2 – 3 minutes until heated through.
  4. Cut the tortillas into quarters. Spread half the black bean/turkey sauce into the prepared pan. Layer in half the tortillas, add half the cheese and repeat the layering. Sprinkle the olives on top. Bake the casserole for 12 – 15 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Top with the scallions, diced tomatoes, and cilantro leaves. Serve with sour cream and remaining salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 738mg 31%
Potassium 480mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 60.7%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. May 3, 2013

    This Lasagna is making my mouth watery :) – Its looks super, thanks for the ingredients. My wife and I love lasagna but this looks super good and yummy. Will try it give you feedback.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 3, 2013

      Thanks and I hope you all enjoy it!

  2. I love Mexican lasagna but haven’t made it in so long. Now I’m definitely craving it. Pretty green casserole dish, too!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 6, 2013

      Thank you Molly!

  3. Jen
    May 6, 2013

    Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my son’s school party!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 7, 2013

      Thanks Jen, enjoy!

  4. May 7, 2013

    I love Mexican foods! This looks very tasty and delicious. It made me so hungry just looking at these photos. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :-D

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 7, 2013

      Thanks Kelly – enjoy!

  5. May 11, 2013

    I have just recently found your blog! Many of your recipe’s look very good. The 2 recipes that I’m going to try first are this one, the Mexican Lasagna and Not So Sloppy Joes. These both look delicious and I can’t wait to try. Thank you

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 14, 2013

      Thanks Jenny! Those are good choices in my opinion :) Enjoy!

  6. May 18, 2013

    Mexican lasagna – what a great idea you share. One question though, where do you find gluten-free tortillas? I am definitely trying this recipe.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 21, 2013

      At the grocery store – corn tortillas, just make sure you check the label. You can also do a google search for brands that are gluten fre. If your regular grocery store doesn’t carry any, go to the health food store.

  7. June 12, 2013

    I am a indian food lover.. But after reading this I will definitely try some mexican food this weekend…

    1. Carol Kicinski
      June 15, 2013

      Ha-ha! I am an Indian food lover as well. But my first love is Mexican :)

  8. Jan O.
    June 17, 2013

    I just made this fir dinner and it was FABULOUS!! I substituted plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream and my husband didn’t know the difference. He had three helpings.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      June 19, 2013

      Wow! Your hubby and I need to have an eating contest. I may be small but I think I can beat him :) So happy you enjoyed the recipe!

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  13. Jane G.
    May 4, 2015

    My first love is Thai food and Mexican ranks second; who knows after trying this they may switch places. By the way it was great meeting you at the GF Expo in March! So glad I could get both of your cookbooks. And please keep telling your publisher “it is all about the paper” for the magazine which is by far #1 in my opinion.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      June 9, 2015

      haha yes Jane, I completely agree! I’m happy you’re enjoying the books! It was great meeting you to too. :)
      xo,
      Carol

  14. Katie
    July 5, 2016

    I love how easy this is! I sautéed the turkey and onion, but opted out of the blender method with the salsa and beans. I like the chunkiness of the beans and salsa. I didn’t add any water. I layered with white corn Mission tortillas I found at Walmart in the bakery area, and layered tortilla/cheese/meat/cheese and repeated. My parents loved it and we have plenty of leftovers!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      July 6, 2016

      I’m happy it was a hit Katie!
      xo,
      Carol

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  16. November 20, 2016

    This really works well with ground Buffalo.

  17. April 17, 2017

    Hi i would love to try these but i cant get Monterrey Jack cheese can you suggest an alternative that i can get in Scotland please :)

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 15, 2017

      Any kind of mild cheese you like would be fine. I’m sure you can get mild cheddar?

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