Mexican Lasagna

So I was my turn to make some lasagna for Cam. ūüôā As much as I hate to admit it, I did take inspiration from a dish I saw on Rachael Rays show. Forgot to takes picks till it was in the oven sorry.

ingredients

  • Tomato sauce – One large can
  • Diced tomato with onions and peppers – one can
  • tortillas – 4 (I used low carb)
  • Roast or baked chicken (I used tenderloin) – about 6 loins or two breasts
  • shredded cheese – bag or per shredded or 8 oz
  • cumin
  • spicy chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep

Start by either using a store-bought rotisserie chicken or roast your chicken. I roasted mine with salt, pepper, cumin and spicy chili powder.

When cooked and cooled, shred or chop up into small pieces and mix with the ca of diced tomato.

Layering

Coat the bottom of a casserole dish with tomato sauce (i sprinkled a little cumin and chili powder too)

Layer of tortilla

Chicken mixture

repeat

Finish with tortilla layer on top, then put a little of the left over tomato sauce on top of the tortilla and sprinkle with the cheese.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Eggplant Lasagna

So this is the welcome back dinner Cam had waiting on me Sunday. It was sooooo good.

To start, peel and cut eggplant into 1/4 inch long slices. Lightly oil (or use a cooking spray for fewer calories), salt and pepper. You’ll broil these on high for about 10 minutes. The will get soft and pliable and should reduce in size.

 While that was broiling the sauce prep work began. Brown one pound of hamburger meat with sliced pepperoni (you can sub out for ground turkey and turkey pepp for a lighter version). Then add two cans of puree  tomatoes, chopped mushrooms,basil and garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.

Now for the layering. Start with a light sauce base, really thin layer. Eggplant, then alternating sauce layer then ricotta layer. So Eggplant, sauce, eggplant,ricotta,¬† eggplant…. Not sure what kind of ricotta was used¬†but you can use part skim. I¬†love ricotta so i¬†would mix some in with every layer. But that’s just me ūüôā

End with a layer of shredded cheese. The pepperoni heart is optional.

Bake at 350f for 45 minutes.