Mexican Style Lasagna

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  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 12 ounce jar salsa, no-sugar added
  • 4 whole grain tortillas, cut into 2″ strips (tortilla recipe)
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, plus more for garnishing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced-fat


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium skillet, brown turkey until it loses its pink color. Drain off any fat and combine with salsa.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, mozzarella, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cilantro.

In a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, layer with half of each: meat mixture, cheese mixture, and tortilla pieces. Repeat layering and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Yields: 12 servings
Calories: 212
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 482 mg
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 17 g

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