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Texas lasagna is a southwestern style casserole recipe – flavors like chili powder and paprika are used to season the meat, corn tortillas take the place of lasagna noodles, and cheddar replaces mozzarella. This healthy version is under 500 calories per serving yet still tastes rich and indulgent!

Healthy Texas Lasagna

Need a new ground beef recipe to mix up your meal routine? Try this healthy texas lasagna!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy texas lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 449kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 1.25 pounds 90/10 ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 15 oz can of diced tomatoes (no added salt)
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce (no added salt)
  • 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1.75 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, mix egg and cottage cheese in a bowl.
  • In a 9x13 dish, add half the meat mixture, followed by half the tortillas (go 3 across and split the 4th in half to layer over any gaps at the top - see photo in post if this doesn't make sense!), half the cottage cheese/egg mixture, and half the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers one more time.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy!


Nutrition Analysis (per serving):
449 calories, 23 g fat, 11 g sat fat, 550 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein, Vitamin A: 28%, Vitamin C: 27%, Calcium: 32%, Iron: 21%


Calories: 449kcal