Southwest Chicken Lasagna

This is one of the recipes that triggered colormyfood, I’ve had so many requests for it. The combination of black bean, corn and cilantro give this lasagna a southwestern twist.


  • Vegetarian: Eliminate the chicken
  • Spicy: Add 1 – 2 chopped jalapeños
Southwest Chicken Lasagna
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Southwest Chicken Lasagna
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Adjust servings:
  1. Mix chicken, black beans, corn and cilantro into marinara sauce.
  2. In a separate bowl mix ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella
  3. Place just enough marinara sauce on the bottom of Pyrex so pasta won’t stick.
  4. Place a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles
  5. Spoon think layer sauce to cover lasagna noodles
  6. Place a layer of the mixed cheese over the sauce (about half of the cheese mix)
  7. Repeat: lasagna noodles, sauce and cheese
  8. Cover with aluminum foil
  9. Put in oven preheated to 375 for 45 minutes
  10. Remove aluminum foil, reduce oven to 350 and bake another 30 – 40 minutes until cheese is golden.
  11. Remove lasagna from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes two lasagna dishes. I make one with chicken and one vegetarian when hosting dinner for omnivores and vegetarians. Or I freeze the second one for another time.

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