Easy Mexican Lasagna

Prep: 20 min., Bake: 45 min., Stand: 10 min.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10-oz.) can enchilada sauce
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 12 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, cut into (1-inch) strips
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, light sour cream, chunky mild salsa, jalapeño pepper slices

Preparation

  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together soups and enchilada sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Spoon one-third of soup mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with one-third of tortilla strips. Spoon one-third of soup mixture and half of chicken mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with half of Cheddar cheese. Top with one-third tortilla strips; repeat layers once with remaining soup mixture, chicken, Cheddar cheese, and tortilla strips, ending with tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with Monterey Jack cheese.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until lasagna is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include toppings.
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