Beef Taco Lasagna Recipe
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Beef Taco Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe makes two big pans. Freeze one or both to enjoy later. —Stacey Compton, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 24 lasagna noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese
  • 8 cups (2 pounds) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) chunky salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. In a small bowl, combine egg whites and ricotta cheese. Drain noodles.
  2. In each of two 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes, layer four noodles, 3/4 cup ricotta mixture, half of the beef mixture and 1-1/3 cups cheddar cheese. Top each with four noodles, 3/4 cup ricotta mixture, 1-1/2 cups salsa and 1-1/3 cups cheese. Repeat.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each).
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Bake as directed.
Originally published as Beef Taco Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p47

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"Anything with Taco and Lasagne in the name gets my attention. It was delicious!!. Made both batches for my army of a family, and the leftovers were even better."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Good! I only made one pan. Takes a while to get to the table. We added lettuce, sour cream, and salsa on top. Next time, I'm going to add refried beans to the layers and probably increase the meat."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"This recipe is SOOO good! I only made one lasagna so I halved the ingredients. I also subbed the noodles for oven ready noodles and used about half a box. I served this with black bean and cheese quesadillas. My boys really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"It calls for 2 pounds of ground beef when you make two 13x9 dishes. That's one pound for one 13x9 dish. If you only want to make one dish then cut the recipe in half."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I made this recipe and cut it in half to see how it turned out...followed the instructions and it was so dry..I think when adding the taco seasoning should have added water like you make it for regular tacos and let is simmer for a few min.Think it may have worked better...will not make it again..."

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