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chorizagna - my mexican chorizo lasagna

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stephanie Beacham
jacksonville, NC

If you like guacamole dollop a little bit on top before eating or some fresh pico de gallo. Yuummmm, lol!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Looking for a flavorful dinner? You've found one with this chorizo lasagna recipe. It's so easy and delicious! Chorizo adds a mild spiciness to the lasagna which pairs well with the pop of paprika. The cottage cheese adds a wonderful creaminess to the dish. We chose to use the pepper jack cheese and it does add a bit of heat. If you don't like spicy, substitute a taco blend or shredded cheddar. The layers of flavor mesh very well together.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chorizagna - my mexican chorizo lasagna

  • 1 box
    lasagna noodles ready-bake
  • 1 pkg
    chorizo (Mexican sausage, mild or medium), 16 oz.
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1 md
    yellow onion
  • 1 clove
  • 1 can
    favorite spaghetti sauce, 24 oz.
  • 1 pkg
    cheese (pepper jack cheese- if you like spicy), 8 oz.
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lg
    container of cottage cheese, 24 oz.
  • 1

How To Make chorizagna - my mexican chorizo lasagna

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heating chorizo in a pan.
    In a medium pan heat chorizo (if in casing remove casing - we only need the filling :D). Cook through and pour it into a dish to set to the side for now.
  • Cooking onions, peppers, and garlic in a pan.
    Chop onion, green pepper, and garlic. Heat oil in the pan. Add ingredients to the pan. Heat until slightly translucent.
  • Adding sauce and chorizo to the pan.
    Add sauce and chorizo to the pan with onion mixture. Keep on medium heat until heated through.
  • Mixing cottage cheese and the egg together.
    Break egg into a bowl. Add cottage cheese and mix.
  • Adding a layer of chorizo into a baking dish.
    Spray casserole dish with Pam/grease with butter/whatever you prefer (I like Pam). Layer some of the meat until it covers the bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkling cheese over the chorizo.
    Sprinkle some cheese on top of the meat.
  • Adding dollops of cottage cheese to the baking dish.
    Drop spoonfuls of cottage cheese mixture next and spread. Then place the bake-ready lasagna strips over that (covering the cottage cheese). Finish this layering process and end with either meat or cottage cheese. Top with remaining cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Chorizo lasagna baking in the oven.
    Pop in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes. Check it - if it's bubbling, it's done. Let sit for about 10 minutes or more. Enjoy!