These Mexican lasagna roll ups basically taste like enchiladas meet lasagna, and let me tell you it is a beautiful thing. My lasagnas don’t ever turn out that great so roll ups are my “go to” fix!
They are saucy, cheesy and easy to serve to a large crowd. I wanted to add a little bit of smoky flavor to this dish for some depth so I tried this new chipotle pepper powder but if you cannot find that, a spoon of chipotle in adobo sauce would be an easy replacement!
Mexican Lasagna Roll Ups
Yield 4-6 Servings
2.5 cups red onion, diced small
2-3 serrano peppers, diced small
2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup diced bell peppers (red and/or green)
1 can Rotel Tomatoes with Green chilis
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 cup corn
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
16 oz, mexican blend (shredded)
1lb box of lasagna sheets
3 10 oz. Cans Enchilada Sauce
16 oz. Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
Toppings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole
Taco Cream Cheese Spread:
Blend the following in a food processor:
2 serrano chilis
1/2 cup diced scallions
4 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp taco seasoning
2 large cloves garlic
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles and cook until just short of al dente, about 4-6 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and lay out on a work surface with a touch of oil to prevent them from sticking together.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high eat and add oil. Add cumin seeds and serrano peppers and let sizzle.
- Add onions, peppers, beans, corn, tomatoes, and rest of dry seasonings. Cook for about 10 minutes, covered, on medium low heat, stirring continuously. Add garlic and continue to cook for another 7-8 minutes uncovered until all veggies have softened.
- Pour 1 can of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 inch or 13 inch baking dish.
- Spread each lasagna sheet with shredded cheese, top with bean and veggie mixture evenly, top with more cheese and gently roll up. Place all the rolls with the open flap side on the bottom of the baking dish.
- Once you have finished rolling all of the lasagna sheets, top the rolls with two more cans of enchilada sauce, add shredded cheese and bake for about 20 minutes or until the lasagna sheets have cooked through and dish is bubbling!
- Serve hot with a a garnish of chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.