This easy layered Mexican lasagna is layered with my popular Low Carb Cauliflower Tortillas! It's gluten free, grain free and low carb!
This hunky piece of Mexican lasagna is comfort food all the way! Layers of tortillas, ground meat, salsa and cheese and then topped with your favorite Mexican toppings makes you think you are eating way to many carbs for this to be in a low carb menu plan. But it is!!
I love creating low carb and sugar free recipes for traditional meals and desserts I used to love. Salsa, sour cream, avocado, tacos, burritos, anything Mexican you can think of and I was all over it. Once I made my Cauliflower Tortillas I knew they would be perfect in making this lasagna.
If you're a Mexican food lover like me, this has everything you hope it will. Each bite is filled with a little of everything and I promise you no one will even be able to tell the difference with the tortillas!
My very picky sister-in-law who isn't much of a fan of vegetables, was completely surprised when she tried this. She just could not believe the layers of tortillas were made with cauliflower. This is a Sneaky Cauliflower recipe at it's best!
So hearty, filling, and satisfying! You get a pretty good large piece as well for just 8 net carbs! You could even cut the pieces smaller if you need less carbs for this meal.
- Adapted from my Mexican Taco Lasagna that is not low carb using store bought tortillas.
- The nutrition info uses ground turkey. If you choose to use ground beef the nutrition info will be different and increase the fat and calories.
- You can certainly use another low carb tortilla recipe that is not my own, but obviously the nutrition info is for using my tortillas and it is linked within the recipe to view.
- You can use any oil you prefer to replace my avocado oil.
- You can also change out the Mexican shredded cheese for any cheese you prefer. The Mexican blend includes- Queso, Asadero, mild cheddar and Monterey Jack.
- In the pictures I originally cut the slices into 6 servings, but they are HUGE. 8 portions is a more appropriate serving. You can cut servings into 12 smaller slices and your net carbs will reduce to 5.7g.
- Here's the link to the cauliflower tortillas.
Low Carb Mexican Lasagna
- 12 Cauliflower Tortillas
- 1 ½ pounds ground turkey or ground beef*
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil* eliminate if using ground beef
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder or to taste
- 24 ounces mild or medium salsa
- 8 ounces Mexican shredded cheese
- optional: fresh cilantro sour cream, avocado, salsa
- Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook ground turkey until no longer pink.
- Add in seasonings and 16 ounces of salsa to the cooked meat. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add a spoonful or 2 of salsa and spread on the bottom of the pan you are using.
- Lay 4 tortillas overlapping on the bottom of a 9 x 9 sized pan.
- Layer half of the meat mixture over the tortillas.
- Sprinkle 4 ounces of shredded cheese over the meat.
- Pour 2 ounces of salsa.
- Layer another 4 tortillas. The rest of the meat mixture and remaining cheese and 2 ounces of salsa.
- Top with the last 4 tortillas and spread with remaining salsa.
- Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Top with additional toppings if desired.
I made this last week and it was a hit! Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I am making it again tonight! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hello, could I freeze this after it is made for easy meals when I don't have time to cook?
A great recipe for sure! A couple of tips from my own experience with the tortillas:
Use 1/4 cup to measure out the mixture onto the pan
Place a piece of wax paper over the pan, and use the heel of your hand in a circular motion to flatten your tortillas
Don't use cheap parchment paper. Ask me how I know. I used this, and I will NOT use it again for this type of application. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T4GFJ48/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#Ask
Do you have a recipe for cauliflower tortillas. Or a link to but them?
I made this tonight and it was super delish (even my cauliflower-hatin' husband liked it!) I just thought I'd mention that when I put the ingredients into MFP I got about 450 cals per serving...no big deal to me but it might be for someone else. I wasn't sure if you were counting with the beef or turkey? 16 oz of cheese alone is 240 cals for 8 servings (8 oz in the dish then 8 oz in the tortillas). Just wanted to pass it along...it was really good though...I snuck in some spinach and chopped onions too 😉
Can this be frozen
I think you could just layer it then freeze before baking the whole thing. Thaw the night before then bake but it make take a bit longer to cook through if still semi frozen.