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Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna Recipe

A gluten-free ground turkey Mexican lasagna recipe made with corn tortillas and full of spices, bell peppers, onions, black beans, and cheese. It is a super easy, kid-friendly, and healthy ground turkey recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 442 kcal
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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup bell pepper red or green, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • 1 cup sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ lbs. turkey 93/7
  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can kernel corn drained
  • 15 oz. can black beans drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheese cheddar, or dairy-free
  • 12 corn tortillas

Spice Mix

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #7


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat add oil, bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion. Saute for 5-7 minutes, or until almost cooked through.

  3. Add turkey to skillet and continue cooking for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Keep heat on medium and add crushed tomatoes. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes while fixing spice mix.
  5. Combine spice mix ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle into the skillet, stir, and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Start layering the Mexican lasagna with ⅓ of the turkey meat mixture.

  8. Next, layer 6 tortillas, ⅓ turkey mixture, ½ can of corn, ½ can of beans, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.

  9. Repeat with remaining tortillas, turkey, corn, beans and cheese. Place aluminum foil over baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove aluminum foil and continue cooking in the oven for 5 minutes.
  11. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #7.

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Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you use corn tortillas, not flour tortillas.
  • Adjust the jalapeno and cayenne pepper to increase or decrease the spice level in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1024mg45%
Potassium 824mg24%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1690IU34%
Vitamin C 34.9mg42%
Calcium 258mg26%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.